The elimination diet is method of eating that identifies foods that cause adverse effects like allergies and weight gain. The Caveman Diet plan is similar to this diet. Although many people use the elimination diet to avoid foods that affect their allergies, some weight loss experts say the elimination diet can also work for dropping extra pounds effectively.
For most people, the elimination diet may be the best way to lose weight, but it is also tedious. To lose weight with the elimination diet, dieters stop eating the following foods for four weeks:
- White flour
- Processed foods
- Certain nuts, nightshade vegetables, and citrus may be problematic.
Avoiding these foods and eating a diet high in plant fiber helps reduce inflammation and also helps you lose weight. After the first 28 days, you can start slowly adding more food into your diet and watch for any adverse effects like feeling sluggish, having nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea, swelling, wheezing, congestion and a metallic taste in the mouth.
When you eat a food that causes an adverse effect, you’ll want to eliminate that food from your diet or only eat it once in a while if you can do so without any problems.
Bloodprint and the Elimination Diet
At the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, researchers tested a blood test called Bloodprint to detect what types of food can cause problems for dieters. When dieters avoid these foods, they should be able to lose weight more effectively. What’s good about Bloodprint is it helps dieters find the specific foods they should avoid quickly, rather than using trial and error over a few months’ time.
The results of their study at the university has been published in the February 2012 edition of the Journal of Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy.
In their study, 120 participants lost an average of almost one pound per week and their hip to waist ratio was also reduced.
One of the best results of the study was participants showed a high compliance rate of 95 percent for the 30, 60, and 90 day follow-up periods. This high rate of compliance shows that eliminating specific foods likely helps reduce cravings and overeating.
Not only did people lose weight and improve their dietary behaviors, they also improved their health.
Bloodprint is a simple blood test to help dieters pinpoint the foods that are causing weight gain and affecting their bodies. It’s much easier than eliminating a lot of food over time and then adding food slowly back into the diet to try and figure out which foods to avoid.
Jeffrey Zavik, founder of Immuno Laboratories said food is a person’s best medicine. Hippocrates knew it and now there is a test to identify specific toxic foods for each individual.
You can find more information about Bloodprint from Immuno Labs.
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