“Always bear in mind that your
own resolution to succeed, is more
important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
Taking that first step is the hardest. You are rebooting your body just like a computer that needed repair. The easiest way to approach this new way of eating is to take it ten days at a time. The first ten days your body will be going through detoxification and for some, it can be very uncomfortable. Usually after the first three or four days, if you follow the reboot, you will notice a big change in your desire for food.
It sounds very limiting to what you can eat, but you are not limiting the amounts of food, so you will find that you will not be hungry. Results encourage change, and results motivate. The stricter you are, the more quickly your taste will change.
You should not be drinking any soda or caffeine of any kind. This can be the most difficult to give up when changing to a Nutritarian way of life. However, hang in there and think of the money you will be saving and how you will be improving your health.
Some people find it helpful to keep a diary of what they eat and how they are progressing. There are several phone and computer applications, such as “My Fitness Pal” that are easy and fun to use.
Remember, no bread, soda, processed foods, dairy, meat, poultry, fish, pasta, and sweets during the thirty day reboot. You shall eat only the following:
Eat as much as you want
all raw vegetables (goal: 1 lb. daily)
cooked green and non-green nutrient-rich vegetables (goal: 1 lb. daily; non-green nutrient-rich vegetables are eggplant, mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower)
beans, legumes, bean sprouts, and tofu (goal: 1 cup daily)
fresh fruits (at least 4 daily)
Cooked starchy vegetables or whole grains:
butternut and acorn squash, corn, white potatoes, rice, sweet potatoes, bread, cereal (not more than one serving, or 1 cup, per day)
raw nuts and seeds (1 oz. max. per day)
avocado (2 oz. max. per day)
dried fruit (2 tablespoons max. per day)
ground flaxseeds (1 tablespoon max. per day)
It’s important to know your numbers, such as cholesterol, blood sugar and other vitals before you begin your reboot. This way you have a starting point and know how well you have done on your new way of eating. So, be sure to see your doctor prior to starting this program and at the thirty day end of the reboot.
Let’s get ready to reboot,