Hi Ladies I hope you’re all having a great weekend. I’ve been watching the Great North Run on the TV, wishing that I could have been there. I really worked hard at my training this time round so not being able to take part was a little frustrating, I must admit. Needless to say, I’ll definitely be entering another race asap – I love having a fitness challenge to focus on
I apologise for the lack of posts and comments recently. I’ve been reading all of your wonderful blogs but have lacked the motivation to post on my own. Even now, as I type, I’m finding it difficult to find the words so I’ll let a picture do the talking….
Anyway, today I’m going to talk to you about FOOD INTOLERANCES, as this subject has occupied a fair bit of space in my brain since I took my intolerance tests. If you’ve read my previous posts, you may remember that my tests detected a severe intolerance to dairy products, along with whole eggs, brazil nuts and cashews.
As I left the health centre that day, I told myself that I was going to eliminate the said foods from my diet, to see if this would bring about improvements in my health and general wellbeing…..I was prepared to do anything within reason to get myself feeling better after two solid months of feeling like a completely different person.
Every day, I was bouncing from one symptom to the next. I’d wake up exhausted, yawn my way through the day and then force myself to exercise each evening. I suffered from daily headaches, extreme fatigue, low mood, restless legs, crawling sensations on my skin and the usual tummy troubles. I lacked motivation towards pretty much everything because my energy levels were so low. I suffered from recurrent impetigo and slept minimally for weeks on end……I became really fed up!!
At first I thought that I was simply becoming depressed but after cutting dairy from my diet, I’ve noticed HUGE changes in my energy levels. I’m sleeping better than ever, I haven’t had a single headache and I wake up each morning feeling refreshed and ready to face the day…….I’m amazed at how much better I feel.
So yes, I’m now powered by tofu! And I’ve never felt better. I’m hoping that this strength will translate into my running soon
I urge you to take a food intolerance test if you feel that a particular type of food is causing you discomfort on a daily basis. You may have to dash to the bathroom all of the time or take painkillers like it’s your job. You may feel anxious, depressed, fidgety or simply just all wrong!. It’s amazing what can be revealed by a simple blood test.
I wish you all health and happiness
Do you have any known food allergies or intolerances?