Meet the Elimination Diet, the Model-Approved Detox Your Body Needs


Alicia Rountree

We pick the brains of models day in and day out, constantly prying into their medicine cabinets and kitchen cupboards in an attempt to uncover their elusive model secrets. In these endeavors, we hear a lot about eating clean and avoiding sugar, but rarely do we hear diet tips from a model who also happens to have her degree in nutritional science. That’s exactly what we found in Alicia Rountree. The Mauritian model (she’s got the island hair and bronzed glow to prove it) is also a certified nutritionist and restaurateur (she has to be able to put her knowledge into practice, right?), and today she’s sharing her secrets with us.

Have you been feeling sluggish or bloated? Do you frequently get headaches or feel pain in your joints? It may come as a surprise, but the culprit of these symptoms may be lurking on your plate: You could have a food intolerance. Who knows? Your morning bagel could be the cause of your afternoon migraine!

Luckily, there is an easy and inexpensive way to find out if your body disagrees with certain foods. It’s called the elimination diet. No need for expensive medical tests—you’ll only need a little time and patience. The elimination diet requires discipline and monitoring, but your body will thank you when you find the root of your intolerance. The great thing about this diet is that it helps you discover which foods work for your body, so it’s tailored just for you. Keep reading to learn how to implement the elimination diet and discover what foods are causing your body stress.

Have you ever tried the elimination diet? How did it change the types of food you eat?