It’s Friday! Since I’ve been busy moving out of my place, we didn’t have a chance to shoot a Friday Fun Day video, BUT I’ve got a humongous truth bomb for you straight from the mouth of Paul Chek!
In the video below, Paul discusses how food sensitivities and intolerances may be contributing to unwanted belly fat.
Food sensitivities are a very stressful to your body. When you consume foods that are firing up your immune system, you get inflammation.
Inflammation begets the release of cortisol (your primary stress hormones) from your adrenal glands.
Cortisol does a couple of things. First off, since your body is under stress it holds onto water. This will give your gut that bloated, puffy look. Second, cortisol increases blood sugar. When blood sugar rises, your pancreas produces insulin. Over time, this may lead to insulin resistance (or make it worse if you already have it). When insulin levels are high, it is impossible to burn body fat!
It’s not all about carbohydrates! There are a myriad of factors that may be contributing to your weight gain and belly fat, including poor sleep, stress, toxicity, and digestive dysfunction.
In my experience, most clients have some kind of gut dysfunction, whether it be parasites, fungal/bacterial overgrowth, or leaky gut. When I run food sensitivity tests, clients are typically sensitive to most of the foods they consume. And you can be sensitive to ANYTHING!
If you’ve already tried everything under the sun to get rid of your belly fat, getting tested for food sensitivities may be a great idea for you.