Let's face it, weight loss is hard!
Not only do you have to manage what you eat, but you also need to exercise!
However, the common misconception is that if you eat healthy foods and exercise, then you'll be in control of your weight. Well, I'm here to tell you that it's not always the case.
Today, I'm going to share with you 2 simple truths that will keep your weight loss and metabolism on track!
Truth #1: Healthy foods you eat can be inflammatory and harm your metabolism.
Foods that seem healthy can be reactive!
Can you believe that you could be reactive to spinach, salmon, and even quinoa?!? Every person's body chemistry is different, so an ordinarily healthy food could be causing inflammation in your body.
If you ever feel bloated or gassy after a meal, then most likely you ate something that your body reacted to.
Reactive foods cause inflammatory reactions which cause your cortisol levels to increase, and that can result in long term weight gain.
EASY TIP: Start testing the foods you love and are healthy, and see how you feel afterwards. If you feel great after you eat, then that's a sign that the food is friendly!
Truth #2: Your Exercise Program is Working Against You, Not For You!
Exercise is helpful to maintain your metabolism and weight, but what if I told you that it could be working against you?!?
Exercise that is too intense can be counter productive for your weight loss.
Too many stressors placed upon your body can once again trigger your cortisol levels to rise, which in turn can cause a thyroid response. The result of which is a slowed metabolism and possible weight gain.
So, how do you know if your exercising too much?
Some possible signs include:
starving after a workout.
You work hard to get the body you want! So, make sure your exercise program is working as hard as you are!
EASY TIP: Cut back on your exercises and try doing some different forms of exercise! For example, if you do a lot of cardio, then try doing some Yoga!
If you're interested in testing which foods work for your body type, then start with the list below. Make up 80 - 90% of your diet with these low reactive foods, and see how you feel after a week!
Leeks, onions, garlic, scallions
Raw Pumpkin Seeds
Raw Sunflower Seeds
Wild White Fish (halibut)
In addition, we at Taylor Made Cuisine can help you out with your meal prep and food testing!
We also specialize in Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Meal Plans as well.
That way, you can focus on how you're feeling and what your body is telling you, rather than cooking all your meals yourself!
P. S. - Have you heard of the Candida diet? If so, let me know what your thoughts are below!