HEALING YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM MEAL PLAN

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I start this meal plan today, wish me luck!

Day One:
Breakfast- 12 oz homemade bone broth
Lunch- 12 oz homemade bone broth
Dinner- 12 oz homemade bone broth
As much room temperature water you want throughout the day

Day Two:
Breakfast- 12 oz homemade bone broth
8 oz room temperature water mixed with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Lunch- Vegetable soup (chopped, low fiber vegetables simmered in bone broth for 25 minutes)
Dinner- Cauliflower soup (cauliflower simmered in bone broth for 25 minutes, then puréed)
As much room temperature water as you want throughout the day

Day Three:
Breakfast- 12 oz homemade bone broth
8 oz room temperature water mixed with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 of a probiotic pill
Lunch- Vegetable soup
Dinner- Butternut Squash soup (butternut squash simmered in bone broth for 25 minutes, then puréed) with 1 Tbsp fermented vegetable juice
1/2 of a probiotic pill
As much room temperature water as you want throughout the day

Days Four and Five:
Breakfast- 12 oz homemade bone broth
8 oz room temperature water mixed with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 of a probiotic pill
Lunch- Vegetable soup with 1 Tbsp of kimchi
Dinner- Cauliflower soup
1/2 of a probiotic pill
As much room temperature water as you want throughout the day

Days Five and Six:
Breakfast- 12 oz homemade bone broth
8 oz room temperature water mixed with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 of a probiotic pill
Lunch- Butternut squash soup with 2 Tbsp sauerkraut
Dinner- Low fiber vegetables simmered in bone broth for 25 minutes
Cauliflower cooked in bone broth, then mashed like potatoes (do not add butter/milk)
A serving of sauerkraut or kimchi
1/2 of a probiotic pill
As much room temperature water as you want throughout the day

After day seven start slowly introducing more high quality, whole foods into your diet. Take it slow at first, and listen to your body, if on day eight you try grains and have stomach discomfort, avoid them for a bit and revisit later. I don’t think you should stay on a diet this restrictive longer than one week. Use this to heal your digestive system and jump start a healthy lifestyle. Like always, no diet is one size fits all, if you try this for a week and don’t feel yourself getting better, this might not be for you.

While your stomach is healing stay away from the following foods:
Anything microwaved
Starchy vegetables like potatoes
Fibrous vegetables like kale, celery and broccoli
Grains
Caffeine
Dairy
Alcohol
Sugar
Processed foods
Raw fruits and vegetables

I know with all of the bone broth in this diet it isn’t very Meat On The Side friendly, but for me there is no way to get around it. I would die on a raw diet/juice cleanse, I’m healing my gut because I can’t digest raw fruits and vegetables. Hopefully once I’ve healed I can go back to a low animal protein diet and start juicing again!

My expectations in the beginning of this diet is to go through caffeine withdrawals, have difficulty controlling my blood sugar levels until my body adjusts to using fat for energy instead of sugar and starch, intense cravings, trouble feeling full, lots of time in the bathroom, and low energy levels. Once the first week is over I expect to feel less bloated, heartburn and inflammation free, with higher energy levels.

A Few Tips:
-Fail to plan: plan to fail. It personally took me two weeks to get ready for this. I made sure I had enough of everything and wrote a meal plan.

-Use digestive bitters to curb sweet cravings, while encouraging the health of your digestive enzymes. Whenever a craving hits, drink 1/4 tsp digestive bitters in 8 oz room temperature water.

-If you have to control heartburn from now on, don’t reach for antiacids! Instead, mix one tsp of baking soda with 8 oz room temperature water.

-Do not microwave broth or soup, it kills beneficial vitamins and minerals!

-If you aren’t already taking a probiotic, divide the pill up and take throughout the day like I am.

-Get enough sleep! Your body can’t do anything if you’re running on empty!

*This is a personal blog. Any views or opinions expressed are that of the blog’s creator. All content is provided for informational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult your health care professional before making any major diet changes.

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