The point of setting myself up with a program wasn’t just to clean up my eating.
Given how busy I’m about to be when school starts up again, I needed to set myself up for success.
One of the tools they use is a daily email to check in and keep you on track.
After I got my first email I realized, they totally get me.
Whenever I’ve cleaned up my eating, I need a transition week, otherwise I’m just inviting overwhelm and a swamp of discouraging feelings to come over for dinner.
My first email was called ‘transitional week!’ I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear that.
Since I’m following the autoimmune protocol, I went ahead and invested in The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, by Mickey Trescott. As far as e-cookbooks go, it’s a steal at $19. What you get is over a hundred recipes, safe food lists, cooking & meal plans, and accompanying shopping lists. On top of that it’s beautifully photographed and makes intimidating-sounding recipes like coconut milk, bone broth, and sauerkraut look super-easy (that is, if you have the right tools, which is a whole other post).
Here’s what I’ve done so far to get the ball rolling.
- Read. Read some more.
- Clean out the pantry, putting cans of legumes at the back and coconut milk at the front.
- Get started by making some staples like coconut milk for me, almond milk for my hubby.
- Scrape the labels off old applesauce jars and gin bottles.
- Store newly made almond milk in old gin bottle.
- Congratulate self on a job well done.
Now that I have more space in the pantry and something to put my homemade staples in, it’s time to go shopping for my pantry staples, and see if I can find myself a jicama!