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Gluten Free Dieting - Hidden Food Sensitivities Can Sabotage Your Weight Loss Program

Food allergies are incredibly common and their prevalence is increasing. Gluten is one of the most common food allergens. What's even more alarming is that so many people have undiagnosed food sensitivity or intolerance. These undiagnosed food sensitivities cause many to struggle with weight management. This article examines gluten free dieting - how you can boost your weight loss by avoiding allergenic foods.

Food sensitivity runs in a spectrum from extreme allergy at one end to no reaction at the other. The extreme end of the spectrum is the easiest to diagnose and the medical profession has become more adept at doing just that in recent years. Food sensitivities, however, lie somewhere in the middle of that spectrum and are rarely diagnosed clinically. Undiagnosed food sensitivities can be behind a multitude of chronic conditions that so many of us have learned to "put up with".

The fact that food intolerance can cause such a wide variety of chronic conditions makes them especially difficult to diagnose. Symptoms such as digestive disorders, unexplained weight gain/loss, fatigue, poor concentration and brain fog, headaches and migraines, mood swings and hormone imbalances, skin rashes, aches and pains as well as heart palpitations can all be attributed to food intolerance.

Food that we are sensitive to is a toxin in our bodies. These toxins contribute to weight gain in a number of ways. They decrease our metabolic rate and reduce our energy levels. They also increase water retention and fatty deposits as the body tries to either flush out the toxins or store those toxins that it cannot flush out.

With all these chronic conditions and a toxic metabolism, it is no wonder that many people can struggle to lose weight. Are you having problems keeping weight off? Perhaps hidden food sensitivities are sabotaging your efforts.

Gluten is a food allergen for many people. Why not cut out common allergens and try gluten free dieting? Your whole body will benefit from removing the toxins as the weight falls off.

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