Thursday, February 13, 2014

Identify Foods that Making you Sick

Have you ever tried an elimination diet? It truly is the best way to figure out what foods may be problematic. If you are feeling tired or have bloating after a meal you may be one of many who are experiencing food sensitivities.
We all know the obvious...gluten, and may already eat a gluten free diet but what about the other allergens? 
The best way is to eliminate all 7 allergens for 21 days and then introduce them back in to the diet one at a time. Before starting it is really important to pay attention to how you feel. Are you tired all the time? Do you have bloating after meals? How about headaches? Sinus issues? Pants a little too tight? Once noted it is time to begin.
Okay so the 7 problematic foods are...sugar, gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts, eggs, and corn. You must be really strict for 21 days to get the best results. Then on day 22, test one food from the list and see if you have a reaction. Make note of how you feel for the next 48 hours. Not sure? Test again. Typically results are pretty clear cut. Let me know how it goes. 

I am going to do it again too so if you want to join me there is always power in numbers! Support helps so send me a message and let the elimination diet begin!