Step 3: Reintroduce
If you’ve finished the two-week elimination period and notice that your symptoms have improved, wait another 5 days to see if the symptoms completely go away. At this stage, you can reintroduce food that you eliminated back into your diet. This way, you’ll be able to confirm which foods are causing your symptoms.
During this stage, make sure to allot a 3-day period for every food type that you plan to reintroduce into your diet. Also, be sure to increase the amount of that specific type of food as you go since your body might not react to small amounts.
Tips and tricks for the hypoallergenic diet plan
It is important to always consult a medical professional before trying a hypoallergenic or elimination diet plan. You should also contact your doctor if your symptoms worsen at any point during the diet plan.
A hypoallergenic diet plan may be ideal if you’re experiencing symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). If you suspect that you’re having an allergic reaction (your throat closing up or a severe rash developing on parts of your body) to something you just consumed, seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
Food intolerances or allergies can catch you off guard if you’re not prepared. One way to determine any food intolerances or allergies that you might have is to adapt a hypoallergenic diet plan. Remember to consult your doctor before starting a new diet.
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