How to Get Started on an Elimination Diet

Eliminate these foods from your diet to lose weight.

How to Get Started on an Elimination Diet

By Toni Gasparis

As evidenced by its name, an elimination diet requires you to eliminate harmful and unhealthy foods from your diet. This eating style is helpful for those who want to lose weight as well as those with health issues such as intolerances or allergens to certain food groups. Nutritionist Kristin Kirkpatrick shares her advice to help you learn what to eliminate and how to live a healthy life on this diet.


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What to Eliminate

The list of things to eliminate on this diet is quite long. The goal is to eliminate all foods that cause inflammation in the body. Kirkpatrick advises getting rid of anything processed, white sugar, beef, pork, processed meat, shellfish, gluten, corn, dairy, eggs, soy, coffee, tea, chocolate, and peanut products.

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