Starting a new diet is hard. Where do I even start??? What’s GOOD for me? Does this follow the diet guidelines and restrictions? Is this REALLY going to help me feel better/look better/lose weight/etc.?
I went dairy-free almost two months ago and have been starting to cut out gluten as well, so I am pretty much on a paleo diet that consists of mostly fruit, vegetables, and ALL the meat I can find. The easiest way I have found to stick to this is to have a go-to grocery list that includes all the basics. After you have this, you can easily swap out veggies and fruits and add anything you need to complete your meal plans for the week.
Here is my go-to starter list that is dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, and gut-healing based:
I always start here because I need these items almost every time I go grocery shopping (though the probiotics I refresh every 30 days). Before I go shopping I take “fruits” and “veggies” and break them down into specifics. Sometimes, when I’m feeling really spontaneous, I just wait and see what looks good or is on sale. Additionally, I plan what meals I’m going to make during the week and alter my veggies and meat accordingly, adding in condiments and other organic ingredients.
For example, this was my complete shopping list for this week:
What are your grocery must haves?? What has been the hardest part about starting a whole-foods diet? Share in the comments below!
Stay tuned for the results of my grocery haul for DF/GF/GH/paleo inspiration and ideas! I can’t wait to share them with you all!!!
Wake and Conquer!