In the Flat Belly Cure Podcast, Episode 7, Mark and Stephen talk about what to do when you’re doing everything right nutritionally and physically, but still not losing weight. When you’re exercising well and in a healthy mindset, your weight loss may have plateaued due to food intolerances. All foods have a reaction on your body and you can isolate the foods that have a negative effect. Start removing foods gradually over about two weeks and then begin to reintroduce them and see how you respond. If you feel bad, then you’ve found the food you’re intolerant to! This is the most effective detox diet there is.
Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 00:01 – Introduction to the episode.
- 00:10 – Today, we’re going to be talking about what happens when you’ve got your diet and exercise sorted, your environment is great and you’re in the right mind set, BUT you still can’t lose weight.
- 00:59 – You’re ticking all the boxes, working out right, eating well, but still not losing weight.
- 01:40 – If you weigh yourself on regular scales, complement it with a tape measure.
- 02:01– The first thing to look at is your stomach.
- 02:18 – Where our clients have a history of dieting and then binging and eating unhealthy foods, over time, that’s where the stomach is a great thing to look at to improve or fix.
- 02:50 – Steven doesn’t mean “look” at your stomach, he means see how it feels and how it reacts to certain foods and things you put in your mouth.
- 03:08 – You wouldn’t feed a Ferrari rubbish fuel.
- 03:38 – Your body responds to everything you put in your mouth and will either respond in a bad way or a good way. Everything that goes into your GI (gastrointestinal system) will cause a reaction.
- 05:45 – 70% of your immune system is housed in your stomach.
- 06:39: By negatively affecting your stomach you are negatively affecting your fat loss. Food sensitivities and intolerances can have a negative effect on your fat loss.
- 7:47: People automatically think that if they eat healthy foods that’s OK, but they might have an intolerance to them. Your body can develop intolerances and sensitivities, and you can be genetically intolerant as well.
- 08:52 – Ask yourself this: Are you doing what you believe is right for weight loss and are you still not losing weight?
- 08:59 – The next question to ask is how you feel after eating certain foods.
- 09:43 – Food sensitivities have been linked to many conditions, including asthma, auto-immune diseases and arthritis, skin conditions, mood disorders, weight gain, ADD, ADHD, and loads more.
- 10:31 – What can you do about this? Get intolerance testing done, you can take courses but they are very expensive.
- 11:00 – We are doing something called an “elimination diet” with our clients in Bedford and Milton Keynes. The “diet” is not about cutting calories, but finding out what foods you are intolerant to.
- 11:34 – It’s a short-term thing you can do to help your body in the long-term. You find out what you can’t eat and what you can – and there is always loads more that you can have than can’t.
- 12:10 – The premise is that you’re removing allergenic foods and putting them back in gradually to test your reaction. You become more aware of how foods make you feel. It’s a 3-4-week process we’re doing with any of our clients that want to in Bedford and Milton Keynes.
- 13:20 – We remove common allergenic foods, like gluten, and then other things that can be surprising, like soya milk.
- 14:03 – The key with it is not to remove everything at once, otherwise you won’t know which food you’re intolerant to. Dairy and gluten are common ones, but there are less common ones, like mushrooms.
- 14:53 – This will actually help you greatly in your quest for a flatter stomach, because anything your body doesn’t like provokes the stress hormone cortisol, and that makes you store fat around your belly button. This is very commonly caused by intolerances.
- 16:16 – OK, so don’t start doing this right away, but start thinking about how certain foods make you feel and then strategically take them out over two weeks and then start reintroducing them each day and if you’re feeling bad after you’ve had that food, then it’s not something you should eat.
- 16:49 – Even if you’re not a client of one of our centres, just email us or leave a comment on the podcast and we’ll help as much as we can from afar. Do comment, as this is a frequent issue with people.
- 17:34 – This is the most effective form of detox.
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3 Key Points:
- If you believe that you are doing everything right for weight loss, but not losing weight, start to look at the food you’re eating.
- Ask yourself how you feel after eating certain foods.
- Remove allergenic foods gradually from your diet and then reintroduce them to isolate the foods that are causing your intolerance. This will help in your quest for a flatter stomach.