Adrenal fatigue detox challenge
PREP DAY - WHAT + HOW TO EAT
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Before we get into the specifics, let's make sure we're on the same page about a few things:
1. I am not a doctor. More specifically, I am not your doctor. The suggestions and strategies included in this free challenge are a starting point, but they might not be appropriate for everyone. Use some common sense. You are the CEO of your own damn bod, after all....if something I suggest seems counterintuitive for your specific situation, then consult your Dr.
2. Remember, this challenge is all about IDENTIFYING what the stressors are that are contributing to your adrenal fatigue symptoms. You can take this information and work on it slowly...or you can dive in headfirst and go 100% from this point forward. (It's up to you!)
3. With that being said, be realistic and know that perfection is unattainable, so don't start this challenge thinking you have to (or would even be capable of) changing every aspect of your diet and lifestyle over the course of 5 days. Just pick out the nuggets that feel doable right now and start where you're at.
LESS STRESS IS THE GOAL...NOT MORE STRESS!
For today, we want to try to set up your food selection for the rest of the week. If possible, batch a bunch of options in advance so you know you've got your food handled and don't run into a situation where you have no good, nutritious options available.
I am about to give you a whole bunch of strategies and resources, but you DON'T HAVE TO USE THEM!
Does the thought of prepping your food totally stress you? Then don't do it! You can keep your food soooooo simple by following the world's easiest meal equation:
1 protein + a ton of colorful veggies + healthy fat = a meal
Doesn't get any easier than that, right?
If you want to batch your meals:
:: I like to make a big batch of homemade soup, stew or chili and eat it for lunches or a few dinners during the week.
:: A 9x13" pan of bacon, veggies and whipped eggs makes a super-easy egg bake to eat all week long.
:: Make taco meat and make sure to have lots of chopped veggies, guacamole and salsas on hand to make taco salads or taco-loaded-baked-sweet potatoes later in the week.
See what I mean? You can do a lot of this in advance!
Want some more AMAZING meal inspiration? Check out the mount-watering real-food recipes that Real Food with Dana whips up. MMMMM.
If your meal planning begins and ends on Pinterest, then here are a few suggestions:
One-stop-shop Paleo Recipes: FOLLOW HERE
Whole30 Recipes: FOLLOW HERE
PaleOMG Recipes: FOLLOW HERE
Does the thought of trying to organize a meal plan based on Pinterest recipes totally overwhelm you? (Me, too!) I wrote a blog post detailing how to use a really inexpensive and amazing website that creates a meal plan and grocery shopping list from your Pinterest recipes. It is the GREATEST! Find details on that HERE if you are interested.
Ok, with that, I'm going to leave you to do your shoppin, choppin and packin'.
I just gave you a TON of resources, and if that was overwhelming, then just watch the video and forget about the rest of this...
...But when you land on some new recipes that are total WINNERS, make sure to share them in the Facebook group so we can all try them out!