Intolerances you may have to certain foods
Your body is naturally equipped to reject certain substances. In some cases with certain people, their bodies cannot handle certain foods. Their bodies have identified these foods as hazardous for whatever reason. Some people cannot eat peanuts, some people can't eat crab and fish. It varies from person to person.
But check this out. What if you were having a reaction to a food, but it wasn't so violent that you were going to die or suffer some kind of severe adverse reaction? What if the reaction was to gain weight? Well, this condition is really called a food intolerance, kind of a scaled down version of an allergy.
Some people simply don't have any food intolerances and you can see these people eating whatever they want, but never gaining any weight.
But some people are severely affected by certain foods that their bodies reject. It's like the body doesn't recognize it as a usable substance and wants nothing to do with it. Also, in the process of rejecting the food, the body's metabolism slows down. Common sense will tell you that if you're trying to do something such as run a wedding and some drunk idiot comes running through the event naked, you're going to have a lessened ability to smoothly run the wedding, because you have to handle the naked dude. Well, think of the body in the same way. It's trying to run the process of energy creation. You're sending something into him, a substance he doesn't know about and doesn't want to know about. He rejects it. It's taking his time and effort to reject it. And thus his process of energy conversion and utilization has been interrupted, and more fat has been stored as a result.
Three of the most common foods that people are intolerant to are soybeans, wheat and corn.
Some others are pork and pork derived products and sugar.
There are certainly others and I'm going to tell you how to detect them closer to the end of this article.
I want to emphasize something here. There are people who WILL NOT LOSE ANY WEIGHT AT ALL OR VERY LITTLE if one of these substances is being consumed and is affecting him. No amount of exercise, reduction of calories, nothing will help you to any large degree if you're taking in an intolerant food.
There are also people who, with their food intolerance, can lose weight from the other recommendations I make, but who will hit a ceiling, a limit, in terms of how much weight they can lose. So if you're losing weight, such as 10 pounds after a month, 20 after two months, and then you just stop, you need to consider the idea, the very real possibility, no... the probability that you are suffering from one of these food intolerances.
There are two good gauges or measuring devices for detecting rejected substances. One is your intestinal reaction to the foods you eat. Are you farting? Are you having bad gases swirling in your stomach? It's extremely likely that you ate something you shouldn't have. The reason for this is that when you eat something the body rejects, it doesn't go through the same metabolic process. It sits in your stomach and decays. What kind of reaction is your body going to have to something lying inside its stomach and decaying? Well, it's going to want to release the gases, and as a result you're going to fart it up. So if you enjoy a good fart joke (I have a couple friends who seem to get pleasure from subjecting me and others to their horrible flatulence) then by all means continue eating the food that's causing it. Just remember, it's also causing untold problems with your fat content.
The other gauge or measuring device to pay close attention to is your cravings. It seems illogical, but your body craves the foods it's intolerant to. So if you're craving Coca-Cola, then you've probably got a food intolerance to corn, as it uses high-fructose corn syrup as its sweetener.
Let's take a look at those three substances: WHEAT, SOY AND CORN.
WHEAT: It contains a protein called gluten, a substance many people are intolerant to. Flour, pasta and bread are all derived from wheat. This is the most common food intolerance and something you should investigate in yourself. It wouldn't hurt to take notice of any cravings for bread, crackers, spaghetti, etc.
CORN: you need to be aware of the substances you're eating. Because there are substances, although not corn, which are derived from corn, such as high fructose corn syrup that are just as damaging to the metabolism as corn itself. Basically, you need to read the ingredients of the things you're eating so as not to accidentally ingest something that's going to mess up your entire metabolism.
SOY: Yet another very common food intolerance. Pay attention to anything that might contain soy. One thing that was tricking me for a while was the "whey protein complex" that I was buying at a health food store. I didn't know what "complex" meant and was buying it under the assumption that is was all whey. This is not so, and upon further investigation it was discovered that this product was around 50% soy. I was staying at the same annoying weight until I dropped this from my diet.
It's possible that you might have multiple food intolerances. In this case you just need to use those two gauges that I listed above to detect and eliminate them one by one.
As a final note, don't try to eliminate every food that I listed here as an immediate action. You need to isolate the foods that you truly do have intolerances to and get rid of them until they're all out of your daily diet.