New Year’s Challenge: Lose Weight By Getting Rid Of Chronic Inflammation

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Remove common inflammatory foods from your diet for at least 2-6 weeks so you’ll know how they are affecting you. These foods are: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, added sugar, artificial colors/sweeteners, all grains, caffeine, and alcohol. These foods can compromise your immune system and create hidden inflammation.

Rate the  following on a 1-10 scale: digestion, bloating, gas, pain, focus, memory, joint pain/inflammation, headaches, sleep, sense of well-being, mood, depression, anxiety, energy.

At the end of the challenge, re-rate your symptoms to see what has changed.

Replace the inflammatory foods with anti-inflammatory foods and watch the changes: clearer skin, brighter eyes, more energy, flatter stomach, stronger nails to name a few.

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