A couple years ago I had my first taste of an elimination diet. Since then I have completed an elimination in variety of ways, each time learning something new about my body.
Coffee, Sweeteners (white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, agave or cane juice), Artificial sweeteners, Sugar alcohols (often found in chewing gum, like xylitol or protein bars), Eggs, Soy milk or soy beans, Yeast, Nuts, Alcohol, Dairy products, Corn, Cheese, Gluten, Grains (except seed like grains, low-glycemic or sprouted), Processed foods, Soft drinks. Nitrates, often found in lunch meats, Potatoes (except for sweet potatoes or yams), Beans (except for lentils, mung, and adzuki), Nightshades
You can choose to go all out and eliminate them all, essentially starting from scratch, or you can choose which items to take out of your diet for a period of time and then bring them back in to see how you feel. The benefits of a full on elimination diet is that you get a better chance of identifying reactions since you're controlling all other food factors vs eliminating one at a time. The benefit of eliminating only a couple foods at a time is the bonus of not feeling super deprived and allows your body a simpler transition. Whether you decide to go all out or test the waters you are choosing to listen to your body and begin to truly understand its needs.
If you're looking for guidance feel free to send me a message. I would be happy to chat and further share my experience with you and experiences of my clients.