Every morsel of food we put into our bodies has an effect whether good or bad. But, I’m also a firm believer of bio-individuality: one man’s food can be another man’s poison.
As athletes, it’s even more important for us to be conscious of our diet because food is our fuel for training and races. If we eat food that our body loves then we get to run longer distances and break PRs. Conversely, if we thrive on junk then our performance will probably be crappy too. You only get what you put in, right?
Last month, I was invited by LifeScience for a Food Intolerance Test (FIT) Program. The Food Intolerance Test determines what food your body can tolerate and what it can’t. Intolerable food items creates a strong antibody reaction and activates your immune system causing any of the following: bloatedness, stomach upset, indigestion, diarrhea, irregular bowel habits, unhealthy skin and itching. Eating a lot of these food items can cause inflammation in your intestines which leads to incomplete absorption of nutrients. Most of the time, we go about our daily activities thinking that we lack sleep, are over trained, or overworked, but, in truth, it can also be due to making the wrong food choices. Sometimes, it only takes a change in diet to feel stronger, gain more focus, and have more energy. (more…)