This testimonial is for all the active people out there that can’t quite seem to get over the dreaded “plateau.” Ya know, that extra 15 pounds that you can’t quite lose, or that couple of minutes that you can’t knock off of your race. I’ve been an active person all of my life and was still dealing with days that I felt as if it were my first day out running and days when my belly felt as if it were going to explode because of being so bloated. There is just nothing like feeling 6 months pregnant when you’re not even pregnant. Other things that I dealt with daily were bad gas, cravings, and blood in my stools. I would have days when it was really challenging to take in a deep breath and I don’t have asthma. By the list of things above you’d probably think that I was some unhealthy sack of potatoes, but I considered myself to be an extremely healthy person even with all these “issues.” These symptoms drove me batty though! My running hadn’t improved for over 3 years and I’d been the same weight for over 5 years. No matter how much exercise I got I couldn’t get rid of the bloating and uncomfortable feeling after eating. I tried everything under the sun to relieve these awful symptoms that I was having and nothing seemed to help me. I still went back to feeling the same way as before. I finally got word that I could have an allergy to certain foods and that’s why these symptoms never went away. So I went ahead and got tested for food allergens and sure enough, the results were positive. I had allergies to 19 different foods and most of them were foods that I ate every day. They were foods that I often had cravings for. After the findings I went on the diet as prescribed avoiding all of the foods that I was sensitive to and the results were immediate. I lost 10 pounds in the first 3 weeks and after about a week the tightness in my chest went away and I could run for days (if I wanted to!). The gas issue was no longer an issue and the bloated feeling only happened when I accidentally ate something I was sensitive to-it somewhat acted like a mini alarm inside my body to stay away from that food. I was so happy with the results. I feel as if a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and a mighty roadblock in my healthy lifestyle has been removed.