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Food Allergies and Body Composition


#1

I recently had an allergy test done, and aside from the usual (cats, dust, shellfish), I also learned that I am slightly allergic to egg whites. Now, I eat a lot of eggs, and don't notice any sort of reaction, but is it possible that this allergy can affect body composition, or something else I'm not considering?

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#2

Who knows. It "could" affect body comp and it "could" affect a lot of things you're not considering. I'd eliminate egg whites for a month (could take 2 weeks to clear your system, which leaves 2 weeks to notice the effects, or so i've read) and see what differences you notice. If nothing improves add them back after the month, and see if there are negative effects. Try this a few times. I'm sure you could go a month or two without egg whites.

I hope this helps,
BT