- My 3 week elimination diet is over; which was actually 19 days, so just shy of 3 weeks. The last week was really good with definite improvements with my gastrointestinal issues. What this may mean is that I am allergic or sensitive to at least one (or more) of the foods that I have eliminated.
The next step would be to add one of the eliminated foods back into my diet for a short period and see how my body reacts. If the food I add back is really a problem I should then see/feel a difference in 1-3 days. If there is no negative reaction then I can add another food, but if there is a negative reaction I will have to remove that food again till I am back to where I was at the end of the initial elimination diet.
Then I would try another one of the eliminated foods and continue this process.
As you can see, this may take several months to get through.
Of course, I am not doing this.
But, I think I have noticed one food which may be a problem and unfortunately that is eggs. During the evening of the 19th day of the diet, I consumed a lot of homemade gluten free cookies which had eggs in them but no dairy.
The next few days were not good, inte bra (Swedish), nem jo (Hungarian).
Of course it could be one or more of the gluten free flours used but I don't think so.
I went straight back to pre-elimination diet eating right after the 3 weeks period largely because I am on holidays for 10 days in Hungary and I am staying with the in-laws.
During this period it would be very challenging to continue my diet adventure when someone else is doing most of the cooking, although it is not impossible. I will continue my gluten free ways, avoid dairy, although I may indulge myself in some fresh raw milk from the farmer down the road and will try to keep eggs to a minimum. Most of the other food items I have eliminated will probably make there way back into my diet at some point during these 10 days.
When I get back to Copenhagen after these holidays I will keep eggs and dairy out of my diet plus some other stuff and continue on with this journey.
PS. I haven't forgotten that I still need to discuss the supplements I am taking (I have already written about fish oil). There are 3 more I need to write about and they are things that most if not all people could benefit from.