elimination diet in durham-newcastle
Personal Trainer Glenn Hill
I am doing an elimination diet for myself, because i need to.
I get tired for no apparent reason and sleep really bad. I have also been picking up a number of injuries.
By now most of us understand that what we put into our body has an enormous effect to everything, what we do and how we function. It makes sense that steamed veg and clean protein will have a better effect than a massive burger king.
Certain foods like milk and gluten often have a negative impact on our bodies.
what is an elimination diet
Removing certain problematic foods from your diet and monitoring changes in yourself like moods, sleep and energy.
A whole lot can go wrong in the gut. The following can wreak havoc on our GI health:
Also food sensitivities or intolerances and other gastrointestinal disturbances have been linked to:
- enzyme deficiency
- microbial imbalance
- motility issues
- detoxification abnormalities
- intestinal permeability
asthma and allergies
You need a plan and a diary
- skin complaints
- atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases
- neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia
- mood disorders
We need to start so plan what you are going to remove from your diet. Start with these problematic food stuffs: gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, pork, beef, chicken, beans/lentils, coffee, citrus fruits, nuts, and nightshade vegetables.
Remove a major one you have often like dairy, you could also remove a food you don't mind staying off for a long time like a type of bean or a type of nut.
Next monitor how you feel for a while maybe 2 or 3 days(keep a diary and score mood,energy,sleep,skin,gut feelings and movements), ideally a week or more. Then repeat this process with other foods, sometimes you might just start feeling great and you have worked out the food your body doesnt like. This can take around three weeks.
You are feeling better and it's time to reintroduce
Some times these symptoms are caused by you eating a certain food type too often so there is no reason why you could'nt consume them again in the future. So you feel better but you don't want to have a limited diet, so you start re introducing one food type at a time for one day (for example a large glass of milk and cheese) leaving a minimum of three days to notice things about yourself.
Again using your diet take loads of notes including sleep, energy, skin, eyes, concentration and anything else you can think of. If re introducing a food has an effect then you know for sure it's time to avoid for a few months at least.
It's pretty simple really don't have the foods in your kitchen which you need to avoid and buy healthy alternatives to ensure you still have a balanced diet.
Below is a good list to start you on your food elimination diet, most people should try to remove certain foods to ensure they function better.
if you would like any more info just ask.
Glenn (the go to guy NE) Hill 01913874222