Diet, Exercise, Food

Food Intolerance And The Effect It Has On Your Fitness

Food intolerances are fairly common and can affect up to 45% of the population. There are a wide range of food intolerance or click here to find out more – some that are fairly mild such as nausea, skin problems and weight gain – and others that are quite severe like migraines, asthma and gut problems. If your body has trouble handling certain foods, it can have a direct effect upon your health, your fitness and your general well-being.

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 Having a food intolerance can compromise your fitness and levels of performance – whether you are a serious athlete or someone who exercises for fun. The problems caused by an intolerance to gluten or cow’s milk, for example, can result in severe physical discomfort, leaving you unable to find the energy to exercise. If you have the symptoms of IBS you may also find exercising embarrassing because of excess wind or a bloated stomach. There are plenty of cases where athletes have identified a food intolerance as the source of their discomfort. One of the most famous examples is Olympic marathon runner, Paula Radcliffe who, after taking a YorkTest, was able to remove offending foods from her diet to remove uncomfortable symptoms.

Learning how to deal with your food intolerance is a must if you wish to reduce the effect buy augmentin 875 that it may be having upon your fitness. First of all, you must find out foods which you are sensitive to and either avoid them completely or reduce your intake of them to a level that does not exacerbate your symptoms. You may have to make significant changes in your diet, using substitutes for the foods that are difficult for you to digest. If you are training for an event, or just want to be able to exercise two or three times a week, you need to make sure that you are substituting with ‘safe’ foods that are kind to your body, but also give you the nutrients and calories you need to keep your training programme on target.

If you are frustrated because digestive problems are interfering with a particular training programme, fitness class or just your ability to get out and do some exercise, it is definitely worth speaking to one of YorkTest’s food intolerance experts to help you investigate the possibility of a food intolerance. Through expert nutritional therapists you’ll find plenty of advice about adjusting your diet and lifestyle, which will go a long way towards improving your performance, fitness and your overall well-being. There is no reason why you can’t improve your fitness and enjoy exercising once your diet is on an even keel.

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  • Reply Chrissie February 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I went to my Dr and told her that I was sure I’d been struggling with food intollerance for years and that I’d cut out wheat & then dairy for a month each but to no avail. She told me to “cut out most foods from my diet then re-introduce them one at a time for a while”. Her advice was so vaugue and unhelpfull and actually bad for my health! A nurse who felt my increadinly distended/swollen stomache told me “We can’t all look as skinny as models. Is that it? Are we done?” It turns out after paying over £100 for a York Food Test I’m intollerant to wheat & dairy & gluten (I didn’t even know that was a thing) and the effects which can last up to 5 days where responsible for all of my health problems, which had been dismissed by Dr’s (or treated with drugs) all through my life! Thank goodness for Yorktest!

    • Reply Keeley February 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      I was told exactly the same and that doing a food intolerance test wouldn’t work. I’m desperate to do one now after writing this article and reading your comments! Do you follow what they advised?

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