Bet Posted April 16, 2014 Share Posted April 16, 2014 More People Pick Elimination Diets to Discover Food Sensitivities The Fad and Science Behind Not Eating Entire Food Groups for Weeks at a Time After years of increasingly uncomfortable stomach cramps and other intestinal issues, Amanda Deming, a 35-year-old mother and legal assistant, saw a friend post rave reviews on Facebook about an elimination diet called the Whole 30. It recommends cutting out gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and other grains), dairy, sugar and sweeteners, white potatoes, alcohol, some food additives and even legumes and grains for 30 days. What's left? "You eat meats, fruits and vegetables," says Ms. Deming, who lives in Greenville, S.C. Within two weeks of starting the regimen her stomach felt better. "And that means the world to me," she says. "I have more energy." She stuck with the eating habits past 30 days, even though it has been hard to skip her family's Friday pizza night. Also, her food budget has gone up. "I don't have a meal that doesn't have meat in it," she says. The Whole 30 plan is intended to improve overall health, break bad eating habits and in some cases will identify food sensitivities,says Melissa Hartwig, a sports nutritionist and co-owner of Whole 9, the company that designed the plan. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304117904579503481133359744?mod=WSJ_hppMIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond&mg=reno64-wsj Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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