Food Elimination Guidelines
Why do a 21-day Food Elimination?
- To set up enzymes for fat burning
- To improve detoxification
- To lower antibodies to possible food sensitivities
- To lower inflammation
What can I eat and drink?
- Unlimited animal protein (every meal)
- Unlimited cruciferous vegetables (every meal)
- Increase healthy fats with every meal (coconut oil, any kind of nut (except peanuts),organic butter, olive oil, etc.)
- Never be hungry, eat!
In order for the elimination diet to be successful you must avoid:
- Any food you consume more than 3-4 times per week
- Any Alcohol
- Soy Products
Some people find the food elimination to be very easy and experience no reaction. Most people experience withdrawals, headaches and/or diarrhea. This is a sign that detoxification is happening; push through it! My clients that have little issues during Boot Camp are the ones who have had a healthy diet in the past. The people that experience most symptoms are those eating fast food and partaking in an unhealthy lifestyle.
Post Boot Camp:
On day 22 (re-feed day) you may eat whatever you like, but write down everything you consume. Please take note on how you feel over the next 24 hours (ex: achy joints, diarrhea, headaches, sinus issues). After day 22, Food Elimination guidelines begin again with one re- feed MEAL every 5-7 days (use healthy carb selections), but feel free to re-introduce 1-2 servings of thin-skin fruit and eggs (if tolerant). The re-feed meal will lead to more fat loss due to raising the fat burning hormone, leptin once per week to refuel muscle. Glycogen level is supposed to be at 70%, when depleted its usually at 50-60%. After re-feed = 120% for a short period, so scale weight increases 1 day, but drops again by day 3. Muscle gets harder/more condensed by glucose entering muscle cell. Carbs are earned; the leaner you become the more your body can handle them without being stored as fat. So, the leaner you get the more frequently I suggest a re-feed meal.
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