Eat all you need
Beef, pork, bacon, game, chicken, all livers, offal. No problem in eating the fat or skin of the chicken. Biltong as part of the meal or great as a snack.
For those who can afford it the best option would be to go for free range meat.
All kinds: Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel or herring. Prawns, crayfish etc. If eating out make sure it’s not crumbed/battered
Boiled, fried, omelettes, scrambled, poached any way you like them.
Butter, lard, Duck fat, coconut oil, Avocado oil and cream when you cook.
Make sure that when purchasing Olive oil that it is really Olive oil and not a blend. Source local its of superior quality and bound to be fresher than the imported brands.
Look out for those rich creamy sauces that you were always afraid to eat just use the correct ingredients*.
All kinds, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Asparagus, baby marrow, brinjal, olives, spinach, mushrooms, cucumber, lettuce, avocado, onions, peppers, tomatoes etc.
Dairy (Primal Paleo)
All full-fat* options like real butter, full fat cream, sour cream, double cream, what joy, Greek yogurt and high-fat cheeses.
Nuts, except peanuts. Eat nuts in moderation.
Try these from frozen blended with a hand blender with whipped cream or Greek yoghurt for desert.
Its up to you after the detox period of 21-30 days
This is the worst it’s going to get. Clean out everything that is not on the list above. Box it dump it give it away. There is no point at this stage to keep it for after the detox period as temptation is stronger than you can imagine when the craving strikes. Follow the rules of not eating anything below this paragraph for at least 21 days. That’s how long it takes to form a habit.
You will to a greater or lesser degree, start with flu like symptoms and might experience an upset stomach and headaches. This is part of the detox. It’s a bit like giving up smoking one little puff makes it all go away. Be strong you are doing it for yourself and a healthy future. It doesn’t last for too long. When the break through happens it is incredible. After the 21 days or if you feel comfortable do the full 30 days, add back the things that you feel you cannot cope without. One at a time let your body tell you if it’s OK. How do you feel after the addition? Listen to your body now that you are back in control.
Health is the target the weight loss is the added bonus.
This is to be consumed in moderation
Depending on the fruit, high fructose.
Could slow down weight loss
Dry wine (regular red ‘See interesting Info’ or dry white wine) try for organic, brandy, vodka etc. Watch the sugar. Mixers are an issue
Above 70 % cocoa, in moderation.
Coffee/Tea with full-fat milk or cream
from a reliable source
Don’t do it
Fizzy drinks, cold drinks, sweets, fruit juice, energy drinks, chocolate, cakes, donuts, pastries, ice cream, breakfast cereals. All artificial sweeteners.
Pasta, potatoes, French fries(slap chips on the list of what I miss), potato chips, rice, porridge, bread, muesli etc. “Wholegrain products” are not any better. All wheat based products. Gluten free is not wheat free.
No peanuts. Cashew nuts in moderation.
No low fat anything
Please bear in mind that we are not qualified to give advice on medical or nutrition issues. We are merely sharing our personal journey. Before starting anything new it’s always advisable to consult with a professional practitioner.