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Could undiagnosed food allergies be the reason behind your endless cravings?

by , 24 July 2013

Have you ever wondered why you crave sugary snacks, cakes, breads and muffins? Well, cravings, especially for processed foods high in sugar, wheat, and fat are often caused by undiagnosed food sensitivities or allergies. Read on to find out how why this is bad for you and how you can free yourself from cravings.

Can’t seem to stay away from fatty and sugary treats? Your undiagnosed food allergies may be the culprit.

According to Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing, if you’re sensitive to a certain food, your body, your body releases narcotic-like chemicals called opioids, in an effort to mask your symptoms such as fatigue or digestive upset. As a result, you get addicted to this release and, unknowingly, seek out the foods that get them flowing again.

Your trigger foods are usually chemical-laden foods like bread, pasta and packaged snacks.

How do you know you’re caught in a never ending circle of cravings?

“A sure sign you’re caught in an ‘opioid cycle’ is that you eat the same ‘favourite’ foods throughout the week. Most allergy sufferers eat a diet consisting of 30 foods or less which they eat over and over,” says Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing.

To make matters even worse, food sensitivities and allergies not only make you want fattening foods, they make your fat cells (along with your waistline) expand!

To protect you from these foreign food ‘invaders,’ your fat cells bloat up and act as buffers between the ‘toxic’ chemicals and your organs. Your body hangs onto that fat to keep you from poisoning yourself. As a result, you lug around kilos of toxins and fat cell ‘buffers’, explains Dr Wright.

Is there a way to stop endless cravings allergies?

The only way to free yourself from cravings and burn off that stubborn fat is to reverse the cause and not just treat the symptoms.

So ask your doctor to help you identify your food sensitivities.This way you won’t be left with mysterious symptoms or cravings.

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