To wrap up, I have discovered that the key to success is trying new foods slowly, that is, in small amounts at first, then gradually increasing and monitoring the body's reaction, taking into account the amount of time necessary for full absorption. There are certain foods I have discovered, like coffee, strawberries and chickpeas that I can tolerate in smaller amounts and less frequently than other foods, so the old adage "Everything in moderation" works well here as a rule of thumb.
My weight has more-or-less plateaued at 185, but this is because I have once again introduced carbohydrates back into my diet. When I want to lose more weight, I will reduce the carbs and increase my physical activity.
This whole exercise has been a great discovery and learning tool and it proved to be, for me, a practical method of implementing an elimination diet. However, nothing beats talking with your family doctor and/or dietician or nutritionist. It's always a good idea to do so before starting any diet or food program.