Elimination Diet: What It Is and Why You Should Try It

elimination diet

Have you noticed a sluggish, bloated feeling in your gut after eating certain foods? It’s likely you’ll remember the feeling, but you may not be able to pinpoint what caused it. And if it is just the sluggish bloat, you’re lucky. Some people experience much wore.

That’s where the elimination diet could help you. Through a process of elimination, you can find out just what in your diet that’s doing your health harm.


Whether it’s gluten, dairy or something else, there are some things certain bodies just can’t handle. By using a process of elimination, you can use the elimination diet to figure out what that is.

Usually performed over a month and a half, this diet involves you cutting out things you’ve been sensitive to in the past, as well as the common problem foods.

After a 3-week period of clean eating, you can slowly reintroduce things that you cut out back to your diet. By reintroducing one at a time, you can monitor the impact that each has on your body. This can help you to understand which foods your body is most sensitive or even allergic to.


If you have a sensitivity or allergy to certain foods, the symptoms are no fun. They include rashes, bloating, cramps, bowel movements, and difficult breathing. The elimination diet works to figure out the specifics of what’s causing that. Once you’ve figured that out, you can eliminate it from your eating habits and save yourself the grief that comes from those symptoms.

It lets you live a healthier lifestyle.

In Conclusion

The elimination diet may sound like a new fad, but it’s worth trying. If you’ve ever wondered about the causes of certain gut issues you’ve experienced, this could be your answer.

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