Are Your Food Allergies Making You Fat?

  • By Dr. Anand Thakkar
  • 16 Mar, 2016
Are hidden food allergies making you gain weight? Have you been trying several diets and exercise regimens religiously , and are yet unable to lose weight? It could be possible that you may be suffering from hidden food allergies.

At Chicago weight loss And Wellness Clinic in Hoffman Estates, DrAnand Thakkar and his team will test you for food sensitivity and prepare a customized diet plan for you if you test positive for any culprits that may be the reason behind your weight gain.
Sudden onset v/s slow onset food allergies-

Most people think that food allergies are sudden and can lead to sudden swelling or anaphylaxis, or breathlessness,and can be life threatening, if they consume food substances such as peanuts or shellfish .

Upto 60% of the population may be affected by hidden slow allergy to dairy products which can be slowly progressive, leads to swelling of intestines, and inability to digest foods properly , thus leading to weight gain.
Another culprit is gluten that is found in wheat, all purpose flour, cakes breads, pasta. Taking a break from gluten containing foods can gradually reverse the gut inflammation and thus contribute to weight loss.
There are many such food products that may trigger allergies, but dairy, gluten, deli meats and fish are the most common ones. Come visit us for a consultation and a food sensitivity test to find out if you are allergic to any food products that may be stopping you from achieving your weight loss goals.
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