Could Inflammation be affecting your weight loss?

Is part of our bodies complex biological response of tissues to harmful stimuli, such as damaged cells, or irritants like food/chemicals.

classical signs of acute inflammation are pain, heat, redness,
swelling, and loss of function. Inflammation is a protective attempt by
our bodies to remove the harm and to initiate the healing process. 

Chronic inflammation can lead to a lot of complications, including:

  • Hay Fever
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Heart complications
  • Skin issues
  • Weight gain
  • Digestive issues
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Lupus
sensitivities, intolerance and allergies are a huge part of the American
struggle with inflammation.  Eating a low-inflammatory diet will help
the above complications of chronic inflammation. 
Anti-Inflammatory foods:
  • Avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Omega 3 and flax seed
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Fruits – especially berries
  • Vegetables
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Water
  • Spices – Garlic, ginger and cinnamon 
  • Fresh foods in general

If you feel you might be suffering from inflammation, here are some foods to avoid:

  • Junk foods
  • Processed foods
  • Trans fats
  • Bread 
  • Pasta
  • Soda
  • Candy
  • Cereal
  • Pastries

Weight loss has also been shown to reduce inflammation.  The above recommendations will aide in weight loss.

If you are looking for more weight loss tips:
Check out our previous posts on the OSR Blog Fitness page
Steph’s Blog 
The Maine MOG