Health & Lifestyle

Why I’m turning my back on the cow

Why I’m turning my back on the cow

Turn the clock back 10 years. I was 18 years old, perfectly healthy and active. I had a good relationship with food and weighed around nine stone.

Three years later, aged 21, I had an unhealthy obsession with exercise, food became a necessity rather than a pleasure and my weight dropped to below seven stone. Was I happy because I was thin? No. I was god damn miserable.

Now? I’m happier, healthier and heavier (!) than I have ever been. Yes I still workout and yes I fully admit that I get slightly anxious if I have a few days off, but I recognise that it’s slightly neurotic and actually, my body will thank me for a few extra recovery days.

Aged 21 vs 25

Over the past two years or so, I’ve begun to read a lot more into the science behind nutrition and fitness and in doing so, have begun to understand how much more we can get out of our bodies if we think a little more about what we are putting into it. Sounds simple doesn’t it? So why do we find it so difficult?!

Thinking about what we put into our bodies leads me onto the reason I have started this blog. I recently took a York Test (I’ll explain exactly why in another post) which is essentially a blood test which analyses your IgG reaction to 113 foods to see if you have any intolerances. I received my results back a week or so ago now…and from the name of my blog, you might be able to guess what I’m intolerant to!

Have you ever taken a food intolerance or allergy test? What did your results show? I’d love to hear from you!


    1. You’ll have to let me know what your results come back with – least if it’s dairy, cheese won’t be an issue for you either! Good luck!

  1. I had a test over 12 months ago and was found to have a yeast intolerance and IBS, I was tested again12 months later and was found to have an intolerance to yeast,cows milk, egg white, coriander, dill, cumin, millet and peach.

    1. Really? Was it through the same testin company too? When I was reading about it, I did find that a lot of things can trigger different intolerances e.g. Antibiotics, hormones, pregnancy etc. But that’s significantly more! Have you cut them out? Has it helped?

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