Dealing with a food intolerance is a very new experience for me. For a long time I had been suffering from digestive problem; particularly bloating, headaches and was getting tired very easily. I also had very little energy and often found it difficult to concentrate. It was only a few months ago that I realised that all of the symptoms that I had been having were related to the foods that I was eating and I am still in the process of working out exactly where the problem lies.
After excluding various foods from my diet I have worked out that dairy is one of the main things that I need to avoid. I also seem to have a problem with refined sugar – I get headaches after eating it – so I’m also trying to reduce my consumption of that as much as possible.
As I’m not entirely sure if there is anything else that I should be aware of, I have decided to have a Food Intolerance Test done. As YORKTEST have 50% off their First Step test, I decided to try that. The result of that came back positive which means that I can now upgrade to their Foodscan 113 test to find out exactly which foods I should be eliminating.
Although changing my diet so radically has been difficult at times, I’ve also found it to have many positives. Apart from the obvious improvement in my health, I’ve also found that I really enjoy finding and cooking recipes that both taste good and make me feel better than I’ve felt in a very long time!