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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Fruits and Vegetables to Eat

Fruits and Vegetables to Eat

Low-glycemic, also known as low sugar, fruits are the healthiest to eat on an elimination diet. Fill up your shopping cart with deeply hued berries, apples, pears, and cherries. While you can eat other fruits, try not to eat more than three servings per week because the added sugar is not ideal for your health. Additionally, non-starchy vegetables such as asparagus, beets, broccoli, peppers, and zucchini are also great to add into your diet. Occasionally you can splurge and eat a starchy veggie such as sweet potatoes or carrots, but try to stick with non-starchy options as much as possible for the best results.

More: What You Need to Know About Non-Starchy Veggies

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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