Updated: Mar 14, 2020
Want to know how doing a simple food test of 96 items changed my life? Do you want to take the guesswork out of what specific food or foods are causing you such anguish after surgery? Ummm Yassssss!!!!!
Stop torturing yourself with the challenging elimination diet, been there done that! Let's explore my experience with my certified lab - physician-reviewed tests.
After surgery, we're introduced to a new way of eating, which entails learning about food more in-depth. How much protein is in this? How many carbs are in that? How much fiber? How many ounces? The list goes on and on...😱
What we don't prepare for is additional discomfort or food sensitivities that arise during the process. For example, I was trying to get my protein shake figured out before surgery.
The first problem I had was the horrible bloating and discomfort with Whey. It took me a few months to figure out that Whey was one of the items bothering me. So I then moved on to Isolated Whey, which I was informed would not bother me, but it did.
I next moved on to Pea protein. I thought that pea protein wasn't bothering me till I got my food sensitivity test results back. 📊
There were other foods that I 'guessed' were bothering me, and I took them out of my diet and replaced them, not knowing if that was the one upsetting my stomach or not.
It's a back and forth guessing game that never ends. Meanwhile, your body is still reacting to that 1 or 10 food items or additives you are feeding it.
Below is me starting the process of food sensitivity testing through Everlywell.
**Here are my much anticipated Results 7-days later - Shocked was an understatement.....
📊Not having to play the guessing game anymore. Having the results in my hand and being able to replace a food item with another equivalent food item that will not react negatively towards my gut.
No more Bloating after implementing simple changes.
Inflammation in the body going down per the Inbody Scale and by my own personal symptoms.
💩 No more constipation after 2-weeks of implementing changes.
💰 Not wasting money on tossing food because of having adverse reactions.
No more stomach pain, no more indigestion, and my migraine intensities have also slightly improved.
And lastly, below is 1-month after making some changes in my meal plan due to my results.
After sifting through many hours of research on food allergy and sensitivity tests and opinions, I feel Everlywell was the best route for me. I can't wait to do some more of the other test they offer!
My stomach and pouch thank me today. I have no doubts it will thank you too! So get your Everlywell test done here and let me know your results! I can't wait to hear your results and your thoughts!