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You’ve just found out after taking an intolerance test with TMI Testing that you a food intolerance to your favourite food. Whether it be chicken, cheese or olives, you can no longer eat this food without your body reacting badly to the foods. Never fear, the team at TMI Testing have come up with an assortment of reasons as to how an intolerance test can help. 
What is an elimination diet?

Having discovered that you have a food intolerance, the results of your intolerance test will indicate that you need to cut out this offending food from your diet. You can do this with an elimination diet. An elimination diet is when you remove foods from your diet that you suspect your body will not be able to tolerate because your intolerance test has indicated this. If you’re worried whilst reading this, do not, because the offending food(s) can be reintroduced, slowly, and you can measure your body’s reactions to see if you have a reaction.

A typical elimination diet only lasts around 5-6 weeks and can be used to help those with a food intolerance or those who suspect they have an intolerance due to a sensitive gut. Food sensitivities can be frustrating to deal with, especially if you can’t identify the offending foods, despite doing a food diary. An intolerance test can be extremely beneficial, as it will cut out the symptoms you have been experiencing, such as gas, nausea, diarrhoea and constipation.

How does it help?

As well as stopping symptoms such as bloating and nausea, an elimination diet will help to put your mind at rest. Removing foods from your diet can mean that you can attend parties and school socials without the worry of having a dodgy stomach or a migraine. This offending food which your intolerance test has identified has probably been causing you problems for far longer than you realised, and your mind will now be at rest.

Alternatives and Solutions?

You must be wondering what you can eat now that you have lost access to your favourite food. Don’t worry, there are always alternatives to certain foods, including gluten-free meals, lactose-free meals and many friends and restaurants will always be happy to take out the offending ingredient from your meals. If an elimination diet does not work and the offending foods are still causing you issues, then we recommend you consult your GP.

Getting Rid and Bringing Back
Divided into two phases, an elimination diet will see you get rid of certain foods, meaning your symptoms should subside. As your body may have just developed an intolerance because you have overindulged or have been overexposed to it, you are essentially just giving your body a break. At the end of the diet, you are able to reintroduce the foods slowly, and you can map and measure how much of the culprit food you can consume. It’s not all bad!
When reintroducing your foods, you must do it slowly, or you will experience severe and extreme symptoms. If your intolerance test highlighted multiple offending foods, then you must reintroduce them one at a time. This is because if you reintroduce two at the same time and start to experience symptoms, you will not be able to identify the culprit food.
The Comeback after an Intolerance Test and Elimination Diet
Ultimately, if you do not see any symptoms after reintroducing foods, then you are able to tolerate that food for a certain period of time. After you have overseen the whole process, you can now start to consume the foods you were intolerant to, as well as continuing to eat those delicious alternatives you tried.
If this has made you think about doing an elimination diet or taking an intolerance test, then hop over to www.tmitesting.com and start your new adventure. Our customer service advisors will always be happy to help!