Getting Started

“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:

UNLIMITED
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)

LIMITED
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)

OFF-LIMITS
dairy products
animal products
between-meal snacks
fruit juice
oils

NOTE
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,

A Nutritarian

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2 thoughts on “Getting Started

  1. Bill B

    I have been on this reboot for almost a month now and the worst part was the first two weeks as I still craved chocolate like crazy! I replaced that craving with hummus and lots of exercise! However I still drink black coffee as that is one guilty pleasure I still have and will work on once all the coffee in my house is gone. So far things are going well and the meals I have prepared make this transition pretty easy. As stated the first steps are the toughest. Additionally, going to restaurants is a challenge any suggestions?

    Reply
    1. A Nutritarian Post author

      First, congratulations on your reboot. Chocolate and coffee are tough to give up. Moderation is the key to any changes. My only suggestion with regards to restaurants is to use common sense when selecting from a menu or selecting a restaurant. Stay clear of all you can eat places and fast food places. It is possible to eat healthy when eating out.

      Again, congratulations on your reboot.

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