Where to start:
Because it takes 72 hrs. for our hormone receptors to turn over, this reset will have 7 three day bursts. Every 3 days we will be adding additional foods to avoid for either the remainder of the 21 days or for just those specific 3 days. After the 21 day reset period many of the foods can be reintroduced. Just remember to do it slowly say 1 food (not food group) like kefir (cultured milk) added for 2 days. Then wait an additional 2 days to make sure you have no delayed response to it. This is the most important time to keep a food journal to track your physical as well as emotional response to certain foods
Some things to remember before you start:
You will continue several resets for the entire cycle.
Foods to consider: Lentils and beans of all types, nuts and nut butters, seeds, cold water fish, shellfish, pastured chicken and eggs: Kale, Swiss chard, watercress, bok choy, cabbage, spinach, arugula, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and many others.
Eat one pound of veggies (5-10 cups) divided over three meals with healthy proteins. Not sure how to get that many veggies? Try Green smoothies, vegetable soups and vegetable stir fries.
Get 35-45 grams of fiber every day. This much fiber can cause gas and bloating if you are not used to it so I recommend that you increase your fiber intake by 5 grams everyday till you are getting 35-45 grams per day. Ex. One cup of steamed broccoli and a cup of lentils for lunch is 22 grams of fiber. Avoid breads and cereals as their fiber is not the best kind and usually comes with added salt and other toxins.
Drink 2 liters of water (water with lemon counts) every day and 1 liter of herbal tea to help flush all of the toxins out and rehydrate your body.
Whole food supplements and anti-oxidants like Vibe and Resvante are a great addition to your new healthy lifestyle. * I do recommend getting some testing done to determine YOUR supplemental needs if there are other supplements you are considering taking.