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Food Allergies causing weight gain?

post #1 of 8
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Lately, I'm about 10 lbs overweight vs. last year although I'm doing the exact same workout routine and I'm eating about the same foods. The only thing different is that I've been eating more natural peanut butter, which I thought would be better for me if anything. Then I read this article:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Ten-Differen...se-Weight-Gain

I'm starting to think that I'm allergic to nuts and it's causing weight gain. Does anyone know of a way to test this? Would an allergy test pick up this kind of result?
post #2 of 8
What the fuck?

No, the allergies aren't. And you aren't eating and exercising the same...
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
You don't think it's possible?

I can definitely attest to one allergic problem I solved. I used to have these red, puffy bags under my eyes, plus I used to have puffy, chubby cheeks. Never once did I have a symptom like sneezing or coughing,etc. I read an article about indoor airborne allergens, so I got rid of all my feather pillows and my down comforter and within 2 weeks my eye bags went away and my face tightened up. For the last 3 months, People keep asking me if I got plastic surgery. I actually gained weight, but people think I lost 20 pounds. I'm actually pissed at myself for not realizing this sooner.

Allergies can have many different affects on people.
post #4 of 8
Stop eating peanut butter. You'll find out if it's what's making you fat soon enough.
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by gilwood View Post
You don't think it's possible?

Possibility and probability are often confused. Especially when you're self-diagnosing.

Really, I think you're spending too much time looking for excuses. Cheers for the link though, it's a nice compilation of reasons people dream up for weight gain. I got a kick out of the tumor bit.
post #6 of 8
Then it's probably technically a food intolerance rather than an allergy. Food intolerance can cause bloating.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...eat-bloat.html
post #7 of 8
my allergies made me gain 10 lbs thx to cortisone, but allergies are not the same like a food intolerance ..
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by gilwood View Post
I'm eating about the same foods. The only thing different is that I've been eating more natural peanut butter

try eating less peanut butter
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