STEP #1: THE OMISSION (DAY 1-28)
First, take your before picture! Wear a sports bra and shorts and take a front and side shot. Keep it in your phone for later.
Now let’s talk food. The goal is to restore your system by nourishing it with the highest quality foods possible. You’ll be eating whole, nutritious foods throughout your program, so you shouldn’t be hungry at all. In fact, you’ll most likely find yourself more energetic. During these 28 days, we are going to OMIT the following 5 things from your diet:
No Dairy: Don’t eat or drink foods and beverages containing the milk of mammals such as cattle, sheep and goats. Many people are deficient in lactase (the enzyme to break down dairy), which can cause terrible stomach discomfort. Examples: milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, cottage cheese, butter, whey protein and casein protein powders etc.
No Gluten: Get away from gluten - the general name for proteins found in wheat. Gluten acts as a glue, giving bread its elasticity. It’s a difficult protein to digest, which is why people often retain water and feel bloated after consuming gluten - their digestive systems just cannot break it down! Examples: All white or wheat breads, crackers, cereals, and desserts etc.
No Added Sugar: Free yourself from added sugars and/or syrups that are added to foods or beverages during processing. Major sources of added sugars include: soda, energy drinks, baked goods, cereals, salad dressings, condiments, and granola bars. Packaging will list sugar as up to 60 other names, including: raw sugar, corn syrup, honey, molasses, corn syrup, agave, cane sugar and more. So when in doubt, check the grams of sugar on the nutrition panels! Acceptable sugars: fresh fruit and small amounts of stevia. Stevia, while technically processed from a plant, you can find it organic and it has zero calories so it doesn’t affect blood sugar.
No Processed Foods: Stay away from store-bought foods that are processed or boxed. If a packaged product contains added sugar or more than 3 ingredients, it’s probably not allowed. Examples include: breakfast cereals, bread, chips & crackers, soups, condiments, microwave meals and most things from a package.
No Alcohol: Don’t drink beverages containing alcohol such as vodka, rum, tequila, beer and wine. Basically drinks that will get you intoxicated.