How do you know the difference in a food intolerance or allergy vs. a food fear or a food aversion?

Well…How do you feel when you eat certain food?

I’m talking physically and mentally.

There is a difference:

Common Signs of Food Intolerances & Allergies

  • Bloated or gassy shortly after eating
  • Constipation
  • Low energy
  • Skin breakouts
  • Anemia
  • Low immunity
  • Allergies
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Anxiety
  • Lowered mood
  • Insatiable cravings for foods that make you feel bloated or gassy
  • Heart palpitations or racing heart
  • Achy joints.
  • Sneezing & Coughing
  • Headaches & Lightheadedness
  • Gastric distress or Nausea
  • Foggy eyes & Foggy brain

Common Signs of Food Fear

  • Overthinking food
  • Making yourself believe and think food is hurting you
  • Correlating eating with weight gain
  • Counting the calories in the food and worrying about eating too many
  • Avoidance of foods or food groups without ever having tasted or tried them before
  • Avoidance of social gatherings around food
  • Basing food choices off of self-imposed rules
  • Giving yourself a stomachache over the stress around food
  • Pre-planning your foods and calories
  • “Earning” your food

Sometimes lines blur.

A missing link many people fail to recognize is knowing when they have or haven’t eaten “right” based on how they feel—more so than what any rule in a diet book says or achievement you feel by not eating certain foods.

On the contrary, a missing link of individuals helping others recover from eating disorders fail