In case you missed Part 1 of my Pinnertest Review, you can find it here! In my first post, I talked about my experience in taking the test and gave a bit of background about food intolerance.
Today, I'm sharing the RESULTS from my Pinnertest! Haven't you been dying to find out if I can continue to eat pizza!? As I mentioned in my first post, I had a suspicion that I may have some degree of food intolerance to dairy and gluten. This was not backed up by any testing or scientific evidence - but rather by the fact that when I did a Whole30, I felt amazing! So my thinking was that; it had to be something I cut out that was keeping me from feeling so amazing ALL the time.
Pinnertest tests for over 200 food intolerances; reporting whether you have NO intolerance (green column), or whether you do have an intolerance (red column; rated on a 3 degree scale; +1 - low reaction, +2 - moderate reaction, +3 - high reaction.
I was SO curious to receive my results. As promised, results were delivered in a super easy-to-understand report, attached to an email as a PDF. Okay so you've waited long enough... here they are. (click through the carousel to see full results!)
In summary... I'm not intolerant to many foods, but those that I AM intolerant to are at a 3+ level. So that includes buckwheat, pinto beans, sardines, sole, and poppy seeds. Of all of those things, I'd guess I eat pinto beans like 2-3 times a year max if we go out for Mexican or they are in some kind of soup; and poppy seeds 2-3 times a year in some kind of baked goods? Even that might be a high estimate (though I do have poppy seeds in my spice cabinet)!
So, all in all, this is pretty great news. It will not be hard for me to eliminate these items from my diet, and more importantly, apparently I'm fine to consume ice cream and cheese and gluten-y carbs with reckless abandon!
No, really though, what am I taking away from this experience?
- Even if you do a test like this and you find out that something you may have suspected as an issue didn't turn out to be listed as an "intolerance," - you do you boo. If something makes you feel less than great, just avoid it! Or if you deem it worth it (whatever the consequences), then enjoy it! Listen to your body!
- Though I apparently don't have any intolerance to dairy or gluten (which I suspected, simply because I have cut those things out while Whole30-ing and felt amazing); maybe I need to get real with myself and realize it's probably just a combination of a bunch of crappy food that, no surprise, can make me feel like crap! The biggest culprit.... SUGAR. Guards up, everyone, the holidays are FAST approaching.
Lastly, I will say, the whole Pinnertest process was SUPER easy, so if you're curious or concerned about how your body reacts to certain foods, you might want to give it a try! Visit www.pinnertest.com and if you use the promo code MARIAMAKES, you'll receive $60 off your kit and free worldwide shipping.