Are you trying to lose weight, reduce bloating and clear up your skin? You can lose weight with a cleanse and also reduce these symptoms of food intolerance with an elimination challenge!

Most of us go through our lives not always feeling fit and happy and the main reason is because of the food we are eating. Gluten and Sugar can get in the way of weight loss mainly because of their inflammatory response. It can be very frustrating when we are not achieving the results we want, especially when we are working out and watching our portion size when we eat. If weight loss isn’t your number one motivator, a few more reasons to try the elimination cleanse are to increase energy, get rid of arthritis, and reduce bloating and allergies.

How can I lose weight with a cleanse?

By eliminating sugar and gluten for 7 days, you will give your body a chance to heal on the inside, reduce inflammation, increase insulin sensitivity and improve functioning. Symptoms of food intolerance get in the way of living a Fit and Happy lifestyle. Just by reducing inflammation and increasing insulin sensitivity, your body will burn fat more efficiently and improve your hunger and satiety signals, helping you to lose weight. Get rid of the symptoms and inflammation and start burning fat! Also, by keeping your blood sugar stabilized, you will not experience the crashing after you eat something containing too much sugar. Instead, your energy levels will stay up and you will not experience the cravings you once had. You may even experience improvement in your skin, and look and feel younger!

If you’re suffering from food intolerances or sensitivities, or even if you don’t know you are, an elimination challenge could be the most profound dietary experiment you’ll ever try. For the Beginner Elimination Challenge, we will dip our feet in the water to see how we feel by eliminating foods containing sugar and gluten. 

Self-experimentation rules the day!

This is a mildly restrictive elimination diet to get you started. We will limit the time to 7 days, but suggest, if you can, try to maintain this for 21 days for the best result. 

The Challenge

1. Eliminate all foods containing sugar and gluten for 7 daysLose weight with a cleanse

Gluten
All gluten products: Wheat, corn, barley, spelt, kamut, rye, bread, pastries and pasta (unless labelled gluten-free) 

Sugar
White or brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, and desserts

 

What will you eat mostly?

A. Non starchy vegetables such as Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Celery, Parsley, Cauliflower, and Beets.

B. Clean, lean protein such as pasture raised eggs, organic chicken, grass-fed beef, and wild caught cold water fish

C. A low-moderate amount of fruit low in fructose such as Berries

D. Healthy fats such as Avocado, avocado oil, olive oil, olives, coconut oil, grass-fed butter, and macadamia nuts.

You may not realize you have food intolerance to gluten and/or sugar. Here are some of the many food intolerance symptoms from sugar and gluten:

Headaches

Moodiness

Low energy

Fatigue

Cravings

Gas/ Bloating

Acne/ Rosacea

Abdominal cramping

Congestion/ stuffy nose

Sinusitis

Throat clearing

Arthritis

Inflammation

ADD/ hyperactivity.

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Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor and have it cleared before beginning any new exercise or diet program.  I am not a doctor or registered dietician, my blog is opinion based and I do not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any cause, condition or disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only; it is not medical advice and has not been approved by the FTC or FDA. Please always communicate with your doctor to make any decisions or changes regarding your health, as your doctor is the only one who knows what is right for you.

About The Author

Working as a personal trainer and group fitness/ Pilates instructor in Los Angeles has been a dream come true. With 20 years of dance background, and graduating from college as captain of my dance team ranked #1 in the country, I was inspired to get into Fitness as a career and moved on my own from Maryland to California. I now have more than a decade of experience in fitness and a strong list of qualifications and certifications. I’m an NASM certified personal trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Primal/ Paleo/ Ancestral Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Fitness Expert) and Certified in Classical-Progressive Pilates Reformer, Chair, Cadillac and Mat from Pilates Sports Center. I’m also certified in several barre workouts, pre and postnatal fitness, and a specialist in Heart Rate Performance. I’ve helped people of all ages and levels, including Hollywood celebrities, pre and post-natal mommies, and pro athletes reach their health and fitness goals. I love to teach a challenging, fun, intense workout while I focus a lot on form and mind/ body connection. I’m confident that you and I will make a great team!

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