A personal trainer claims he lost more than a stone by removing 11 “trigger foods” from his diet.
Matt Perry took a food intolerance test after suffering from low energy and sleep problems, and struggling to lose weight.
The 42-year-old from Kent then cut wheat, yeast, soya and milk out of his diet, as well as eggs, crustaceans, lentils, peanuts, mustard seed and grapes.
Here's Perry before and after:
When I first got my test results I was shocked to find that I was sensitive to several of my staple food groups. I wasn’t expecting there to be so many.
I used to eat anything I fancied - a pasty, an on-the- go sandwich, pizza, cheese - it was daunting to face cutting out a lot of my favourite ingredients, but also a relief to realise that this was the cause of my problems.
I lost 17lbs and over an inch from my waist less than five weeks after implementing my new diet, but it’s not just about the weight-loss, my whole outlook has changed.
One of the most noticeable improvements is my higher energy levels; I am more focused and clear-headed. Personally, it’s now more important that I feel good and perform well.
And the best bit - Perry still eats biscuits.
I consciously think about what I eat now and cook a lot from scratch. I also buy free-from foods so I’m not missing out on biscuits and snacks. As long as I feel comfortable and my clothes fit, I’m happy.
Perry’s intolerance test was carried out by YorkTest, who also helped him to adapt his diet.