Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Corn, Vinegar, Yeast Extracts and unnatural flavoring or coloring extracts are some of the top food sensitivities that are almost in all processed foods. Even though you may not have a full blown allergy like some people have to peanuts, you can still be highly sensitive to these common ingredients. A negative immune reaction will occur every time you consume these ingredients, if you are sensitive to them, and can cause mood changes, pain throughout the body (especially in neck and other joints), bloating and excess fluid retention.
Most people are sensitive to one or more of these ingredients in some fashion or another and it is always a good idea to dramatically limit or eliminate these from the diet for successful long term weight management.
Gluten, which is found in grains like wheat (breads, beers, etc.), is known to negatively affect thyroid function especially those with Hashimoto’s disease. An individual can have many other food sensitivities besides these very common ones which can negatively affect one’s efforts to losing weight.
If you experience troubled weight loss efforts, have digestive imbalances, excessive fluid retention and unexplainable pain and/or stiffness throughout the body after eating certain foods, you may be a good candidate for food sensitivity testing. A standard food allergy test plus the ALCAT test would be a great investment.