The Spring 14-Day Healthy You! Challenge is just days away and I’m super excited to have you all joining me. I’ve mentioned it before, but I will be here for you through the entire 14 days (March 31 – April 13). Please do not hesitate to post questions or comments on the Healthy You Challenge event page or my main Facebook page. You can also ask questions and comment on Twitter by using #HealthyYouChallenge. Your questions and comments will help everyone along the way.
As we prepare for week 1, the Elimination Phase, I want to provide you with all the recipes for the first 7 days. Below please find the Elimination Phase meal plan and all accompanying recipes. Click here for a shopping list of all the items you’ll find in the Elimination Phase meal plan. I hope this helps with your planning and shopping.
I know that most, if not all, of us are extremely busy. Remember that the plan can be made flexible. Chapter 14: Be Realistic, gives tips for making the program work in any situation. If you don’t enjoy a certain food or meal, don’t eat it just because it’s on the plan. Pick another meal that you’ll enjoy—just make sure that you’re not adding back one of the eliminated foods. For example, if you don’t like cranberry and quinoa salad, you can have the brown rice pasta salad again.
Also, if you know you are going to have a busy day and there is no way you will be able to make dinner, make a double helping of lunch and have it again for dinner or make a double helping of dinner from the night before and have it again. I love the three bean salad—it’s one of my favorite recipes on the program—so I’ll make extra and eat it two days in a row for lunch or I’ll replace one of the dinners with it. (Make it once – eat it twice is my motto).
The program needs to be something that works for you. The flexibility allowed in the program should make this an easy program to follow. Not to mention the recipes are incredible! :)
Elimination Phase: Week 1 Meal Plan
Day 1 (Eliminated Items: Sugar):
Day 2 (Eliminated Items: Sugar and Wheat)
Day 3 (Eliminated Items: Sugar, Wheat, Dairy)
Day 4 (Eliminated Items: Sugar, Wheat, Dairy, Highly Processed Foods)
Day 5 (Eliminated Items: Sugar, Wheat, Dairy, Highly Processed Foods, Artificial Sweeteners)
Day 6 (Eliminated Items: Sugar, Wheat, Dairy, Highly Processed Foods, Artificial Sweeteners, Red Meat)
Day 7 (Eliminated Items: Sugar, Wheat, Dairy, Highly Processed Foods, Artificial Sweeteners, Red Meat, Alcohol)