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I talk a lot about fat loss and how to get to your ideal body. Today I wanted to address not just how you look but how you feel.

I have certain foods that I eat that trigger a negative physical response. Sometimes it’s a small response; sometimes more drastic.

For example, when I eat anything with balsamic vinaigrette dressing I get so bloated that I look like I’m 5 months pregnant and my head gets super foggy.

I noticed this a few years back. I would order this salad from my favorite cafe. It was just a normal salad. Cucumbers, tomatoes, greens, peppers, grilled chicken, etc. I loved the salad but always felt like crap after eating it so one day I started removing 1 ingredient at a time until I found the culprit. The balsamic vinaigrette dressing that I loved so much. Boooo! Once I replaced it with just oil & vinegar I felt WAY better.

When I eat too much fat in one sitting (even healthy fat like avocado) my digestion goes haywire.

Food, even healthy food, can have pretty significant consequences to your body if you aren’t paying attention. Every single person’s body and DNA is uniquely their own. What affects one person might not affect another.

Making it more challenging to find these trigger foods is the fact that what you eat today can elicit a negative response 10 days from now! However, I’ve found that most things that have a negative response for your body can be felt within a short window (within 24 hours).

Be aware of how you feel after you eat. Especially the first 2 hours. If you feel any of these symptoms after you eat, it may be a sign that your body is not tolerating that food very well.

  • Fatigue
  • Fogginess
  • Upset stomach
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches
  • Belching or gas

If you feel clear headed, energetic, and an overall sense of wellness before you eat but after you feel foggy, tired, and lethargic you are eating the wrong thing for your body.

Take inventory of how you feel the 2 hours immediately after eating and stay clear of the foods that elicit a negative response.

Be well,

Marc