Yes, there is a big difference between Food Allergies and Food Intolerance. Check out this article we found written by JJ Virgin from Live Strong.com where they tell us how knowing this will help us live healthier and lose or gain the correct weight.
Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerances
Over the past decade I’ve studied weight loss resistance, a term I define as a condition that affects a person who is doing everything correctly (i.e. eating correctly and exercising) and not being able to consistently lose 2 – 3 pounds each week.
Food intolerances are a huge culprit for weight loss resistance. Working with my own clients and some of the country’s top doctors who test for them, I’ve confirmed that about 75% of people have some sort of food intolerance.
I looked at numerous clients’ test results to determine the most common food intolerances. I eventually narrowed these down to 7 highly reactive foods: soy, gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts, corn, and artificial sweeteners/sugar.
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