FLC syndrome or “Feel like Crap” syndrome affects many. After eating certain food, one feels sluggish, gain weight and resistance to weight loss with other chronic conditions. It is a complex syndrome and people find hard to fix it. We try hard – working out every day, following diet programs, eating less, portion control – what not – still we find it hard to reduce weight and lose interest in everything.
Fact is, FLC syndrome is experienced by most of us and still don’t know how to address it. To understand more about FLC syndrome one need to understand the symptoms associated with it.
- Excess weight gain
- Crave for refined carbohydrates and sugar
- Feeling tired and sluggish
- Bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea
- Sinus problem, congestion, breathing problem
- Skin rashes – acne, eczema, psoriasis
- Headache and memory problem
- Low sex activity or function
- Brain fog and less clarity
- Muscle and joint pain
- Mood variation – anxiety, depression and sleepless nights/insomnia
These symptoms appear often and in between one might feel better and again the symptoms appear.
Eating wrong food make us sick and eating right food corrects our health – it is a simple principle. Food plays a major role in life of every being. In fact, food should be our medicine and not the other way around. FLC syndrome is associated with the food that we intake. Processed foods, the chemicals, all those unknown ingredients that we are not aware of are responsible for FLC syndrome. After eating certain food several symptoms might develop and remain for many days. These symptoms that one develops is not healthy and to reduce any conditions that might develop we seek help of medicine. Instead if we change the food habit it helps to reduce the above-mentioned symptoms while losing weight.
Detoxifying body and keeping ourselves away from the foods that make us develop harmful symptoms is one best solution for FLC syndrome. According to Mark Hyman MD, “there are bad foods, there are toxic and addictive foods we should not be eating, and 100 calories of almonds is VERY different from 100 calories of soda. Any fifth grader knows that. But most nutrition experts, doctors, and our policy makers still haven’t figured out that a calorie is not a calorie! Some calories make us sick and fat, and some make us thin and healthy”. In his book The blood sugar solution 10-Day Detox Diet Mark Hyman explains how deleting sugar and other carbohydrates helps to reform our health for better.
To overcome FLC syndrome we need to change our diet by eliminating what is not healthy for us. When we say healthy – it includes good amount of protein, fruit, nuts or seeds, non-starchy vegetables, healthy fats and oils, drinking water – 8 ounces minimum.
Dr. Mark Hyman recommends certain foods in his 10 day detox diet.
For example, if you are a vegetarian be selective about the food that your intake to detoxify your body.
- Proteins in cashew, sunflower, almond, tofu, sesame, chia, flax etc.
- Oil – For cooking with high heat use coconut oil, grapeseed and avocado, for moderate heat – olive, grapeseed, unrefined sesame oil, without heat – extra virgin olive oil. Fats from coconut, olives, avocado is good to reduce FLC.
- Non-starchy vegetables like artichokes, celery, kale, lettuce, turnips, zucchini, onions, green leaves etc
- Fruits – Blackberry, cranberry, lime, lemon, raspberry
- Sweeteners – NONE
- Grains – No grains or beans for 10 days
- Beverages – Water, herbal tea – no other beverages
Consuming organic food, raw nuts and seeds, fresh foods, unrefined oils, soy foods are recommended as part of healthy diet. When we consume such food and make it a habit of consuming healthy food beyond 10 days it helps us to overcome FLC syndrome also d removes stubborn belly fat. It also restores the nutrient deficiencies if any in our body and brings back not only the strength also good sleep, healthy weight, energy, beautiful skin and beautiful smile!.
Bad food only can cause damage to body. Cutting one or two such bad foods from our daily diet will bring noticeable change in health. What happens when we remove unhealthy food from our diet? Understanding and eliminating such harmful junk foods by replacing with healthy ones is a better way to avoid FLC syndrome because Food is our medicine!
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: March 25, 2019