I am SO excited about this article about how to do an elimination diet. I’m a huge fan of them. I don’t like “diets” and honestly don’t feel like there is any right way for everyone to eat. We are all so individual that nutrition is a puzzle and we have to figure out how the pieces fit in our unique bodies. I already knew I had several food allergies, but an elimination diet pointed me to a surprise culprit: I don’t process rice well. I don’t have a full allergic reaction, but my body definitely reacts negatively to it so I try to keep it out of my diet as much as possible. Do I recommend all of my clients cut out rice? ABSOLUTELY NOT. The only foods I say absolutely not to are those you know you are allergic to. Otherwise we can fit in most foods (in moderation of course) into a healthy lifestyle. So saying all this, how can I be a huge fan of such a strict “diet”? Well because it is completely temporary. It’s not being done for weight loss or vanity, it’s being done to help you decode the pieces of your unique puzzle. Then you can use what you learn to feel your best in the future. An elimination diet is the single best way I’ve found to determine your personal responses to a variety of foods. The only update I’d make to this is keep out the options – rice, buckwheat & stevia. Need help with this? Call me! We can make delicious recipes during this phase and once you determine what you want to keep out of your body I can help you navigate the process.
Link of the Week: Elimination Diets