Before you change your diet


Nutrition and health go hand in hand and there are some standard rules you
should follow before you change your dietary regime.


  • If you have a medical condition, are pregnant or on medication it is
    advisable to discuss your proposed dietary change with a health
    professional e.g. a doctor, nutritionist or dietician.
  • Plan and organise your meals in advance as much as possible.
    By collecting recipe ideas using your non-reactive foods and
    shopping ahead you are less likely to struggle with what to eat.
  • Know the range of foods you can eat. While you may be intolerant to a few foods,
    there will be many un-reactive foods that you should be free to eat. Rather than concentrate
    on what you can’t eat, it is often more positive to concentrate on all the good things you can eat.
  • When eliminating a food from your diet, try to replace with another food from that food group which does not show a reaction.
  • Continue to avoid a food if you have evidence that it is having an effect on you, even if it is negative in your Food Detective™ Test.
  • Recognise what food products contain your reactive foods. Many ready-made meals and sauces contain a variety of ingredients that you may not have necessarily associated with the product, so it is important to always check the labels.
  • It is very important to maintain a healthy, nutritious diet. By eating a variety of foods you will obtain a wide range of nutrients and will reduce the risk of further intolerances.