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Eating in Moderation?

So, I love when I hear people say things like, "Well, it's best to just eat everything in moderation."

Well, I did that not too long ago for literally just two days. I had a friend visit from out of town during those two days. I was kind of going along with what he was eating. And it wasn't that it was terrible, but what I will admit is that I ate things that I don't typically eat. I ate a little bit more than typical, and with getting together with friends, maybe drank a little bit more than usual. But in literally two days of eating things like corn chips or other type of gluten-free crackers, eating a little bit more than normal, I wasn't gorging myself, but just a little bit more than normal, and having a little bit more alcohol than I typically would. In two days I gained 6.8 pounds.

Food and Inflammation

Now, understand that I didn't gain 6.8 pounds of fat, because of the choices I made I probably gained about 6.5 ounces of inflammation and maybe 0.3 ounces of fat. So, when you think of eating everything in moderation, I want you to understand that often what you're doing when you're eating in moderation, and eating a lot of grains or other type of inflammatory foods, you're actually just pushing inflammation in your body, and you can gain weight very quickly when you do that.

Now, thankfully, I got back into my normal routine after that. And that 6.8 pounds of inflammation, and that little bit of fat that I gained, I lost relatively quickly getting back on my ketosis diet and staying away from grains, which typically creates some issues for me. So, use my experience as a little bit of an indication of what you can do to really keep your weight and your inflammatory response in a healthy level for you.

How to Test for Food Sensitivity

What I have found as the best starting point for Depke Wellness clients over the years regarding food sensitivity is the Cyrex Labs Array #4, which is a gluten associated food sensitivity test. This will look at both an IgG and IgA immune response to help you uncover what may be inflaming your body every day.

Click here for more information on the Cyrex Labs Array #4.

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