So, first of all, get a box, go through your cupboards and empty any foods that will make you cry, scream, yell, or hate the world for what you are doing to yourself. Put them somewhere safe for day 31. :)
Second, I've had a couple of people ask me to do a fairly detailed menu and recipes for the 30 days. I need to say that I probably won't put a picture with every single recipe, but I'll try to do some, and I might do a couple repeats toward the end. Also you can change it up as needed for you. And if for some weird reason you start to feel extremely sick, it's okay to stop or adjust as you feel is best for you. I want this to be a positive experience.
Third, pray. I know how hard this is, and I also know that I couldn't have done it before without the Lord's help. Pray to know what is exactly right for you. Pray to have the strength and courage to do it. Even pray that He will help decrease the cravings. Pray that your body will heal. Pray.
Fourth, make a little 1-30 tally sheet and decide a little reward at the end for your self. That always helps me. Then every night mark off a day.
Finally, put a little extra money in your food budget and then head to the store. You NEED to eat and it might feel like it's a little more expensive but think of all the vitamin rich foods you are putting your money into, and the money you will hopefully be saving on doctor bills in the future. :)
The List(feel free to add or subtract fruits and veggies that you like or dislike)
- If you are like me roasted tastes and does better on your stomach. You can even go as far as to sprout them if you want. I usually just roast mine on either 225 for an hour, or if I'm in a hurry I do 300 for 20 mins.
- Nut Butter- all natural no sugar added (I don't do peanuts, so I got Almond and cashew)
- Olive Oil
- 2-3 cans Coconut Milk (in the can - no sugar added)
- Coconut oil - it's really healthy for you and really delicious on cooked veggies!
- Vinegar (get some fun balsamic or rice vinegars to make your own healthy salad dressings)
- Frozen Fruit
- mixed berries
- Seasonal fruit
- APPLES! delicious right now!
- Lemons for cooking
- Those are all the ones in season here, check local listings for your area.
- Any other fruit you want is fine too
- Bananas - we'll use for smoothies
- Frozen Orange juice concentrate (if you like to add that to your smoothies)
- Eggs - LOTS of Eggs. (My family will probably go through 18 a week... at least...)
- Sweet Potatoes
- Peppers (green, red, orange, yellow)
- Tomatoes (red, roma, grape, up to you)
- Green Beans
- Lettuce (you could get a few different kinds to mix up your salads)
- Bone-in chicken breast - two packages for week one should be enough, three if you want to be safe and have extra
- Regular chicken breasts or tenderloins, which ever you prefer, frozen or non
- Ground Turkey
- Sausage of some sort - local, fresh pork sausage is probably your safest bet... but there's also a turkey breakfast sausage I like...
- Bacon (if you like it and can stand to cook it in your house)
- Pork Loin or Tenderloin roasts
- Beef Stew bits (optional)
- Steak (optional)
- Beef Roast
- Fish - if you do fish
- etc. I'm probably going to go big on this one and spend my money on some of the more fresh stuff if I can... we'll see.
Okay! There's your shopping list.
p.s. I also take some enzymes and have taken some acidopholus in the past to help build my gut back up. I'd check with a nutritionist or health care provider if you are interested in that.