Before You Start
Lead up to the program is as much about preparing your kitchen as it is about preparing yourself. This process will help get you used to reading food labels and will clear out the nutritional distractions that may be lurking in your pantry.
It’s time to take inventory of everything you’ve been eating. Take every food item out of your cabinets and fridge and put them on your table and countertops – we mean EVERYTHING! You can put back the fresh fruits and veggies. Now, look at every label. If the product contains any of the following, throw it out!
- Artificial Colors or Additives
- Partially Hydrogenated Fats
- Synthetic Sugars – Including Sucralose (Splenda), Aspartame (Equal) or Saccharin (Sweet’N Low)
- Alternate Sugars – Including High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Maltodextrin or Dextrose
- Soy – Including Soy Lecithin
- Oil – Except Olive, Grapeseed, Coconut or Avocado
- Any Unpronounceable Chemical
The goal here is to keep only minimally-processed, natural, whole-foods and whole-foods based products. If you eliminate the harmful or questionable ingredients from your diet, it’s easier for your body to do what it does naturally – detoxify itself.
So, if it doesn’t rot or sprout, throw it out!