Have you ever wondered how long to stay on the elemental diet? Are you struggling to stay on it even for a few weeks? Here’s everything you need to know from my own elemental diet experience.

In a recent Q&A live stream on Instagram, I shared my personal experience with the elemental diet, shedding light on my journey and the strategies that helped me stay on course.

Highlights of my Live Stream:

  • Duration of the elemental diet: I reveal how LONG I was actually on the diet! And it was unlike what most people thought or imagined. However, this period allowed my body the time it needed to reset and heal.
  • Balanced Approach: What helped me stay committed to the diet was understanding all of its benefits. I recognized that the elemental diet was a valuable tool in supporting my digestive health and helping me stay focused.

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  • Mindset Matters: I also stress the significance of maintaining a positive mindset throughout the process. This mental outlook can play a vital role in staying dedicated to an elemental diet.
  • Gradual Transition: After completing the elemental diet, I gradually reintroduced solid foods, further emphasizing the importance of a structured transition plan, so I walk you through some tips on how I did so.

Watch the Video Here:


In conclusion, the duration of the elemental diet can vary from person to person and should be determined in consultation with a healthcare provider, or, just follow the guidelines Jini provides in The IBD Remission Diet (click that link and you can download Ch.1 for free).

My journey serves as a valuable reminder that a balanced approach and a positive mindset can be key factors in successfully navigating the elemental diet and achieving digestive wellness.

Happy Healing!

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