Always Tired? Stomach Upset? Try This Diet to Find Your Food Sensitivities

What you eat can be causing those regular headaches, constant joint pain or other nagging symptoms. This easy DIY elimination diet can help you find out if one of seven top food sensitivities is to blame (12 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Jun 18, 2012 at 7:07PM

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Always Tired? Stomach Upset? Try This Diet to Find Your Food Sensitivities

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How to Tell If You Have a Food Sensitivity

To find out if you might have a food allergy, ask yourself if any of these statements are true:

__ I have at least 10 pounds that I can’t seem to lose with normal dieting and exercise.

__ I often have a puffy face, or slightly swollen hands, feet or ankles.

__ My stomach often looks bloated.

__ I struggle with PMS/mood swings/bad skin.

__ I suffer from heartburn, indigestion, gas, diarrhea or constipation.

__ I often get headaches/colds/sinus infections.

__ My joints or muscles ache almost every day.

__ I’m sensitive to dust, dander, pollen or other airborne irritants.

__ My metabolism is so sluggish, I gain weight easily if I’m not careful about what I eat.

__ No matter how much I sleep, I am tired.

__ If I avoid my favorite foods, I get awful cravings.

If two or more of those statements were true, you might have a food sensitivity, say researchers at Connecticut’s University of Bridgeport. Test time!

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