More than 20% of the population these days in Western Society have a food intolerance and it’s not nice, simple. Specific foods can be the cause of so many irritations these days and the only way to actually detect them is to remove specific foods from your diet and then re introduce them to see what the cause is or take an allergy test at the doctors.
If, like so many people you are struggling with a wider generic allergy such as wheat then you do have to pay close attention to what you’re eating daily and luckily many supermarkets are now helping us with gluten free foods and other ranges such as dairy free.
So what symptoms should you look out for to see if you too have a food intolerance, here are the common ones;
Itchy Rash – if you suddenly develop an itchy rash after eating then it doesn’t agree with you. Make a note to avoid for future.
Stomach Pain – this is so common and you may need to keep a food diary to see if there is a pattern of when you experience it.
Bloatedness – again another common sign of intolerance as your body tries to digest the food. Keep a food diary to identify patterns.
Insomnia – many people these days are struggling with sleep; lack of it, a deep sleep or just simply getting off to sleep. Have you checked to see if you are sensitive to caffeine as this can play a huge impact on foods or late night drinks.
Tingly/Itchy Mouth – this would be noticed straight away and you should stop eating immediately and make a note of it.
Here is a short video I did earlier
Whilst I offer no medical solution to these allergies I have been taking some food supplements myself recently that has helped customers with IBS and bloatedness. If you would like to know more, please message me or get in touch via linktr.ee/shaz_crowley
I hope you have found this useful, if so feel free to share or tag someone that may need to read this and I’ll see you next week, bloated free.
Who wouldn’t like all day, every day energy eh, it may seem impossible but it isn’t?
Simple small changes to your lifestyle and your diet can start the process off and be supplemented by specific vitamins until you no longer need them. Some people know and understand this but still don’t make those changes. Let’s start together today.
Recently I have been of the mindset, you only live once, let’s have some fun and that’s great but as you get older, it gets harder to lose weight, harder to look fresh, harder to have energy throughout the day and I would rather feel healthy and energetic for many years to come than have a fun filled life for only a few years. What are your thoughts?
Here are my top 5 tips on making those small changes today,
1. Eat better, stop with the processed food and start to cook from scratch. Cook in bulk if you are busy in the week.
2. Plan in some exercise; by planning it in your diary you are committing to it. It doesn’t have to be strenuous; a walk, a cycle ride, swimming all easy to access in the summer months.
3. Mindset; energy is positive so to make the most of it you need to be in the right mindset and have the right positive attitude and I can assure you it will make a huge difference.
4. Sleep; lack of sleep is a huge factor when it comes to energy and mood so stick to the same sleep patterns throughout your week and weekend.
5. Vitamins; vitamins these days no longer need to be a multivitamin as companies are producing them for specific people for specific issues. Make sure you are taking ones that will help you.
I hope you have found some value in this and over the next few weeks I will be going into each tip in more detail as this is simply an overview. I am on this journey with you, so please click follow and connect with me via linktr.ee/shaz_crowley
If I can help in anyway especially about the specific vitamins then reach out and I will see you again soon.
Fasting; fasting has been around for years and is very common with specific religions.
What is fasting, quite simply it’s reducing the amount of food/calories into your body and comes in all shapes and sizes. With recent weight loss plans of 5:2, Intermitent Fasting and more recently 16:8, it is becoming a hit with many people.
Most people fast to lose weight, by cutting the number of calories on a specific day or eating within a certain window period will reduce both your appetite and stomach. However weight loss isn’t the only reason people fast, as previously mentioned some fast because of their religion and others to help with bloatedness or for an overall cleanse of both body and skin. Either way, fasting is very common these days with many variations of it too, including juicing, vitamins and reduced calories.
So now we know why people fast here are my top 5 tips to surviving a fast.
- Drink plenty of water; this will not only help with any stomach rumbles, but will keep you from feeling lightheaded and will also aid the detox.
- Plan what you are going to eat and going to do. There is nothing worse than rummaging around the cupboards when you are hungry, you need to avoid any temptation. In addition, don’t plan any social gatherings, this would be too hard but not impossible.
- Have the correct mindset, tell yourself it is only for a short time and it will come to an end.
- Go to bed early, if you are like me who always feels more tired on a fast day, staying awake until 11pm isn’t going to help you. Brush your teeth and get an early night.
- Stay busy. Sat around with nothing to do will make you think you are more hungry than what you are. Do whatever it takes; clean the house, the car, iron, anything just to keep your mind occupied and your hands busy.
I hope you have found these 5 tips helpful, please share if you have and if you would like my low calorie guide for free, do reach out or find me on linktr.ee/shaz_crowley.
See you soon,