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Elimination Diet Food Intolerance

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Do you need an energy boost?

Are you experiencing belly bloat, skin rashes, or brain fog?

We walk around daily with various health issues without connecting the dots between our symptoms and the food we’re eating.

What if you could eliminate some of your health problems by eliminating some of the foods you’re eating?

What if you could boost your energy levels just by eliminating energy draining foods?

What if you could clear up your skin problems just by eliminating foods that cause your skin to break out?

What if you could clear up your brain fog and go through your day with clarity, just by eliminating foods that are causing you to walk around in a fog?

You may wonder if this is possible.

Yes, it is. Through an elimination diet, you will discover if you’re diet is causing you problems.

An elimination diet consists of you avoiding certain foods for a few weeks.  After you get these foods out of your system, you’ll begin reintroducing them to your diet one at a time and watch for any symptoms of sensitivities.

 

Discover Your Food Intolerances

Food intolerance is not food allergies.

A food allergy can result in a wide range of symptoms, some that can lead to death.

Food intolerance will lead to discomfort, usually within your digestive system.

Common food intolerance symptoms are:

  • Skin rashes

  • Achy joints and inflammation

  • Headache

  • Fatigue

  • Sleep disruption

  • Bloating

  • Stomach and Digestive pain

If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, you may have a food intolerance issue.

Of course, these symptoms can be caused by many other lifestyle factors, but what if it was the food you were eating?

Would you want to know?

Think about how you feel today. Are you at 100%, or do you feel a little less like yourself?

Are you suffering from chronic inflammation?

There are many foods that contain additives known to cause inflammation.

Are you eating any of those foods?

This is where an elimination diet can help you determine what’s going on inside your body.

 

What is an Elimination Diet?

An elimination diet is just what it sounds like, you will eliminate certain foods from your diet.

Which foods to eliminate will be your first step toward discovery.

You’ll keep a daily food log for at least a month. You’ll track, with accuracy, all the food you eat over this period of time. As you log your meals, you’ll also log how you feel at the time you are eating.

Your emotions play a big part in how your food is digested.

Download your Daily Food Log here >> Daily Food Log

Each day you’ll journal how you are feeling. Write down any symptoms you notice during the day. Are you bloated, have a headache, a migraine, joint pain or swelling, stomach cramps, etc. All of this information is important in your discovery process.

Keep your food log and journal for at least thirty-days and then look for patterns. Do you get a migraine after drinking a diet soda? Are you bloated after eating bread?

Your body can take up to 72 hours before revealing any symptoms of food intolerances. This is why journaling is so important to this process. You may discover that a combination of foods is creating various symptoms of discomfort.

Now that you have discovered any symptom patterns, it is time to begin the elimination phase.

 

Phase 1: Elimination

Once you have reviewed your food log and journal, make a list of the offending foods.

You will eliminate these foods from your diet over the next three to four weeks. This will allow your body to release any stored toxins from these foods and give you a fresh start.

Continue to journal how you are feeling and the foods that you are eating. You’ll be able to see if you are in fact recovering or if you are continuing to show symptoms.

Once you feel that your body has recovered from any previous symptoms, it is time to move into Phase 2.

 

Phase 2: Reintroduction

This is a “take-it-slow” phase of the elimination diet.

Look at the list of offending foods you made for yourself. Choose one, and only one, food item to reintroduce into your meals.

Take time to journal how you were feeling and any symptoms you were experiencing before you reintroduced the food back into your system.

Then, a journal for the next three days about how you are feeling and any symptoms that you may experience.

If your symptoms flare up, then eliminate that food item.

If you’re fine and no symptoms appeared, you know that you can continue to eat that food item.

You’ll do this for each food item on your elimination list.

Pay close attention to any symptoms that may appear when you combine two or more of the food items on your list. Individually, those food items may not cause any symptoms, but together, your body could show discomfort.

 

This is not a quick fix to food discomfort. You’re on a discovery mission to learn how foods are interacting with your body.

Take your time and learn how to take care of your body with the foods you eat.

Your energy will return, your discomfort will subside, and you’ll be ready to enjoy yourself every day.

Not sure you can do this on your own?

Schedule a complimentary Healthy Habit Session with me to discuss how you can get started today.