It’s a good thing too cause I’m pumped! Yeah, I’ve been waiting for you–I’m ready to hit you up with everything you ever wanted to know about becoming nutritarian!
You might say I’m a pretty big super-fan of this whole becoming nutritarian thing. It all started when I lost over 21 pounds on the 6-week plan without working out—yeah, that was a game-changer!
I did it alone, with a 6-month-old, a three-year-old, and a hubby all eating different meals and me cooking them. So, I’m not really sympathetic to that whole “I can’t do this!” philosophy.
I’ve been nutritarian now for over 4 years and I feel like I really have a handle on it. I want you to avoid that whole drawn-out, learning-curve-process-thing so I’m sharing all my tips, tricks, recipes and meal plans to take you from novice to pro without all the drama!
Alright, are you ready to do this?
Let’s go through 5 easy steps that I like to think of as your nutritarian quick start. This is a tour through this site that will leave you informed, organized (with some awesome printables) and ready to take action!
Step 1 | Read One of Dr. Fuhrman’s Books, Like Right Away
If we’re going to work together to get you where you want to be, you have to understand how you got here.
What made you consider starting the 6-week plan? What are you looking to gain from becoming nutritarian ?
It usually boils down to these two goals: (1) lose weight, and (2) correct health problems.
To succeed at either of these goals you have to understand how your current habits are negatively impacting your health and learn how eating to live can set your body up to repair itself naturally. And that’s exactly what Dr. Fuhrman’s books will do!
So, stop right here. That’s right, don’t you dare scroll down another inch! Get yourself to the nearest bookstore, hop on Amazon, or head to the library and get to reading—bookmark this page and I’ll meet you back here when you’re done!
Already read a book or two? Good for you! Let’s get on with your quick start!
Step 2 | Understand the Nutritarian Guidelines
Let’s face it, if you read one of Dr. Fuhrman’s books you’re probably left with an internal dialogue going something this: “The SAD (Standard American Diet) is pretty much the devil, it made me this way! Okay, it’s all about the phytonutrients now! So, I can’t eat carbs anymore? Or, wait, was it gluten? Or, no, carbs are allowed… right?!”
It’s okay, you’ve just been bombarded with lots of new information, lots of studies, lots of science and some rather annoying-sounding words. All you know for sure is you’re convinced that this lifestyle works and you’re ready to try it out!
I’ve got you covered: Read this post to get your ducks in a row and download the nutritarian guidelines linked to that post! Be sure to print the 6-week plan and hang it on your fridge!
Step 3 | Get Your Mind Right!
Okay, this is more of an understanding than a step, but still: you have to come to grips with this being way different than the lifestyle you’re used to.
So much of being successful at Dr. Fuhrman’s 6-week aggressive weight-loss plan is about having the right mindset going in.
The level of change is scary–I’m not going to sugarcoat anything here. When you read those guidelines were you like: “What in the world am I going to eat?!”
I totally sympathize with the nutritarian culture shock—but coming from someone comfortably on the other side, you can do this (and it’s not going to be as bad as you think, I promise)!
All you need right now is an open mind and the dedication to do the 6-week plan at 100%.
Think of these next 6 weeks as a re-programming of your habits. By practicing new health-promoting habits for the next month-and-a-half you are going to convince yourself that you can lose weight, correct your health issues and feel freaking amazing by going plant-based, un-processed, no-oil, and no-added-salt.
It’s that feeling you get towards the end of this plan that will keep you wanting more. After my 6 weeks I realized: This is how I need to live! Free from my food-fixation, binge eating, recreational eating, and the vicious cycle of absolutely hating myself for engaging in all of the above.
I felt what it was like to be free from troubled-eating, and you will too!
Step 4 | Get Organized
Nothing will help you more than taking the time to get organized!
You know how they say a clean desk increases your productivity? Well, an organized kitchen helps you become a nutritarian bad-ass!
It starts in the fridge.
Being nutritarian is all about eating more phytonutrients from fresh veggies and fruit, so your fridge is going to be looking a lot like the produce isle at your local grocery store—and that’s a very good thing!
Now is the time to purge all the junk, give that fridge a good scrub-down and make your healthy eating a priority! Head to The Eat to Live Fridge post to learn exactly how it all works and grab some printable fridge flair!
Next up is the pantry.
Just the simple act of carving out a bit of space in your kitchen that is just for your nutritarian foods helps solidify your commitment to the next 6-weeks—especially if you’re sharing your kitchen with non-nutritarians.
Make sure to read up on how to set up an eat to live pantry and download the printable pantry shopping list too!
Step 5 | Have a Plan
This is where I really try to make it easy for you! Who doesn’t like having everything they need at their fingertips?
Start by signing up for emails and get The 7 Day Salad Cleanse ebook! I show you how to lose weight in one week by adopting the first, and most important, nutritarian guideline: eat more salad!
After you’re done with the cleanse you’ll want to start learning about weekly meal prep, check out a sample week and print out a schedule here!
You can also find a library of over 50 days of individual meal plans here!
Finally, if you’re really into having it all mapped out, word for word, detail by detail, and you’re looking to reach your ideal weight with Dr. Fuhrman’s aggressive weight-loss plan, then you’re going to want to learn more about my premium ebook, the Nutritarian Food Prep Power Plan here!
Now It’s Time to Take Action!
You’ve finished your nutritarian quick start—you are officially ready to do this thing!
Remember, the next 6 weeks is about making new, healthful habits:
- eating your salad as your main dish
- concentrating on getting those greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds (G-BOMBS) in daily
- not eating snacks between meals
- cooking without oil or added salt
You have all the tools you need right here to have amazing success on Dr. Fuhrman’s 6-week plan!
Let’s get to work!
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