Healthy You Challenge Elimination Phase Shopping List (Week 1)

Posted on June 18, 2014 | 27 Comments

notebook and penPlease find a list of the food items you will see in the Elimination Phase (week 1) of the 14-Day Healthy You Challenge. You will notice that I did not include the quantities for the items, as we assume everyone will be making different serving sizes, depending on how many people you are cooking for. The list is merely a guide to help you stock your pantry and give you a heads up as to what you will need to look for in the grocery store. Click here for the complete meal plan and corresponding recipes for week 1.

Some of the items are perishable which means people will be purchasing within days of making the recipe. Others are spices, seasonings, oils, condiments, etc. that can be purchased and kept in your pantry as needed. Either way, I hope this list provides you with a shopping guide as you prepare for the challenge.

I will be providing a shopping list for the Clean Phase (week 2) as we get closer to that week. Good luck with your shopping!

(Don’t freak out by the large list of items! Many of the items on the list are every day staples. Many of you will already have certain items like salt, pepper, Dijon mustard, olive oil, etc. on hand. I just wanted to be thorough and make sure we didn’t leave anything out.)

Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: FRUITS
Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: FRUITS
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Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: VEGETABLES & FRESH HERBS
Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: VEGETABLES & FRESH HERBS
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Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: POULTRY, EGGS, MEAT, & FISH
Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: POULTRY, EGGS, MEAT, & FISH
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Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: DAIRY
Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: DAIRY
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Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: BREADS
Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: BREADS
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Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: DRINKS
Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: DRINKS
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Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: SPICES & CONDIMENTS
Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: SPICES & CONDIMENTS
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Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: RICE, PASTA, GRAINS & BEANS
Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: RICE, PASTA, GRAINS & BEANS
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Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: NUTS & SEEDS
Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: NUTS & SEEDS
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Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: OILS & VINEGARS
Healthy You Challenge Week 1 Shopping List: OILS & VINEGARS
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27 thoughts on “Healthy You Challenge Elimination Phase Shopping List (Week 1)”

  1. This looks like a really Healthy eating plan . Can I buy the book at any retail store or book store?

  2. I devoured the first Healthy You challenge and finally lost the pounds that wouldn’t come off even though train at gym and cycle. Diet is critical. Great recipes! Can’t wait for 100 more reasons to eat.

    1. Hi Carmen, yes you can substitute another meat for the fish in the meal plan as long as it adheres to the food categories that have been eliminated (for example, do not substitute fish with red meat after day 5). Chicken is always a good option for lean protein. Another option is to substitute other forms of protein for the fish such as beans, tofu, quinoa, almond and soy milk, nuts and seeds, etc.

      Although the meal plans do include some fish, don’t let that deter you! I understand that circumstances are different for everyone, so I want people to realize that there is flexibility in the program in terms of what you eat. As long as you eat based on what is eliminated for each day, you will be great. For example, if we have fish scheduled for dinner day 3, feel free to substitute it with one of the vegetarian recipes. If one of the recipes is your favorite, go ahead and make extras so you can have it for lunch and dinner. As long as you follow the program instructions for what food item is eliminated each day, you can plan your recipes accordingly.

  3. I am going to follow this plan, but we went shopping for the week already. I will be one week behind you. That said, I will be practicing 5 small meals and tracking. One question: I commute by bike 2 hours daily and practice roller derby (and I gained weight on summer vacation that I can’t lose…15 lbs). What do we add for an active lifestyle… and how much?

    1. Tamara, good question! If your workout/daily exercise lasts 45 minutes or more and is moderately intense to very intense, you may need some additional calories. I suggest trying to stick to the foods in the program and just add another snack, such as a piece of fruit or a small handful of almonds, after your workout. You can pick a snack from another day, as long as it adheres to the program. For example, don’t eat yogurt once dairy is eliminated.

  4. Can you tell me how I can do this challenge being Vegan? Looks like it could be difficult to sub out for some of the recipes. Thanks!

    1. Hi Pam! Although the meal plans do include meat and seafood, don’t let that deter you. The cookbook features many vegan and vegetarian recipes (which are clearly indicated with symbols). Additionally, the program is meant to be flexible, and you can easily alter it to work with a vegan or vegetarian diet. For example, if a meat or seafood dish is listed for dinner, you can substitute other forms of protein for the meat or seafood. You can get the necessary protein from vegetarian sources like beans, tofu, quinoa, almond and soy milk, nuts and seeds, etc. Or feel free to substitute the meals with meat with a vegetarian or vegan option like the Vegetarian Chili, Nori Rolls with Avocado-Wasabi Sauce, or Pasta Primavera (all of which can be found in the cookbook). Also, if you find a favorite vegetarian or vegan recipe, double it and store as directed so you have extra for lunches and dinners. As long as you follow the program instructions for what food item is eliminated each day, you can plan your recipes accordingly. You can also view additional vegetarian/vegan options here: http://dawnastone.com/uncategorized/healthy-you-challenge-additional-meals-snacks-2/

  5. i AM AN INSTRUCTOR AND TRY TO WORKOUT OUT ALOT CAN i STILL HAVE MY PROTEIN SHAKE. I SOMETIMES USE JUST WATER OR ALMOND MILK

    1. Hi Tiffany: If protein powder isn’t included in specific breakfast drinks, such as Super Green Juice (page 97) or Pineapple-Avocado Smoothie (page 91), then steer clear of it for the 14 days. Protein powders are processed and often contain additives and preservatives. You should be eating plenty of protein at your meals.

  6. What adjustment would you suggest for a breastfeeding mother? I exclusively BF and want to be sure I’m getting enough calories.

    1. Hi Kelsi: I actually have a woman working with me now who is also a breastfeeding mom. Although she already eats pretty healthy, I suggested that she NOT do the challenge while nursing as she should be focusing on getting enough calories to ensure she is producing enough milk. This program focuses on weight loss and may not provide you with the calories you need. I will be hosting more challenges throughout the year and would love you to join me at a later date (click here to view the dates of the upcoming challenges: http://dawnastone.com/healthyyouchallenge/).

  7. Hi Dawna, I recently bought the Healthy You Diet book, and am soon going to embark on the 14 day plan. One thing I notice is that there is no mid morning snack mentioned and I know I will be hungry if I’m just drinking a shake for breakfast. Assume one can eat an apple or a few nuts in the morning? I already am a healthy eater, but age is against me and I need to lose 20 pounds or so! Thank you.

    1. Hi Wendy: For best results, I encourage participants to stick to the program as outlined. That being said, the program is meant to be flexible as I understand that circumstances are different for each person. Try forgoing the snack for the first couple of days and see if your hunger subsides. If after a couple of days you still find yourself hungry between breakfast and lunch, try moving the afternoon snack to the morning.

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