What to Eat and Why
There’s still so much food that you can enjoy on even the strictest elimination diet! Take a look…
-Any fruit except citrus!
-Rice and quinoa
-Turkey, lamb, wild game, organic chicken or beef, and cold-water fish like salmon -Dairy substitutes like coconut milk and unsweetened rice milk
-Olive oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil
-Any fresh herbs and spices – besides cayenne pepper and paprika, apple cider vinegar
Your diet is going to rely on whole foods, fresh fruits and veggies, and some lean protein with minimal grains. Salads, stir-frys, soups, and smoothies will all become staples for you throughout the diet. But you’ll also be allowed to enjoy some foods like sushi, a well-grilled piece of meat, and flavorful dishes like coconut-milk curry with sauteed veggies!
Here’s an A to Z produce list to reference:
Alfalfa, Arugula, Artichoke, Asparagus, Avocado
Bean Sprouts, Beets, Bok choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash Cabbage, Carrots, Cassava, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard greens, Cucumber Fennel
Sweet potatoes, sugar snap peas
Hopefully, you’re feeling a little more confident about taking on this challenging diet. Just remember that it’s only for 23 days! Plus you’ll learn so much about your health when it’s over.