45 Day Journey (Beginner)
6 Days Paleo + 1 ISH Day Per Week
These guidelines will give you some structure as you begin your journey into the world of Paleoish. For 6 days, you’ll focus on eating natural foods with some ISH add-ons if needed. You’ll also have one full ISH day per week to be used as you wish. The leap is all about jumping into this lifestyle change and just going for it. So congrats on being a badass and starting this 45 day journey and let the fun begin!
Thumbs Up Foods
Foods you can always have.
Meats & Seafood
Try to stick with grass fed/pasture-raised meat + wild caught seafood as much as possible.
Try to stick with pasture-raised.
All Vegetables & Fruits
Limit starchy carbs if trying to lose weight.
Nuts & Seeds
Except peanuts (they are a legume).
Almond Milk, Coconut Milk
Or other clean label nut milk.
Approved Oils & Fats
Avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, walnut oil as well as meat based fats like tallow and lard.
Approved Flours & Starches
Almond flour, coconut flour, cassava flour, arrowroot starch, tapioca flour, potato flour. If it’s from a nut, vegetable, or root—you are good to go!
All Vinegars & Coconut Aminos
Read the labels to ensure they are clean.
It’s important to stay hydrated.
you should be drinking half your bodyweight in ounces of water a day. Shoot for at least 60 oz to 120 oz.
Unsweetened Teas & Kombucha
Look out for sugar on some of them.
Thumbs Down Foods
Foods to stay away from.
Sugar & Artificial Sweeteners
Wheat, rice, oats, quinoa, etc.
Legumes & Soy Products
Beans, chickpeas, lentils, tofu, etc.
Canola, soybean, sunflower, safflower, etc.
If you can’t even pronounce some of the ingredients on the label that’s usually a good sign to stay away. Ask yourself: was this man made?
Milk, cream, ice cream, sour cream, yogurt, etc..
Are you seeing the trend here? Nothing processed!
Think of these as your optional toppings that you could have from time to time during the 6 Paleo days. Enjoy these on occasion and try not to make a habit of overdoing them.
Natural Paleo Friendly Sweeteners
Stick with honey, maple syrup, dates/date syrup, coconut sugar/nectar, monk fruit sugar, and Stevia.
Titos/Ciroc or other 100% potato or corn vodkas, 100% agave tequila, and wine.
Stick with organic, pasture-raised, and grass-fed Dairy. Try to stick with natural hard cheeses, unsweetened full fat greek yogurt, sour cream, and full fat cream/buttermilk.
75% or higher; stick to a little a day.
ISH Day Rules
There are none. This is your day to do what you gotta do. Keep in mind this isn’t a cheat day though. Remind yourself why you are doing this leap in the first place and listen to your body. If you are craving pizza hard on your ISH Day, Smash some pizza. If you are feeling fantastic, skip your ISH day. This day is there for you and you can use it as needed or skip it and go about your business for the week.
That’s it! Remember, big focus here is bringing things back to the basics and focusing on eating natural shit. Cut out the crap from your life and start making those small steps to get there. You have your ISH day and ISH add-ons to work from as cravings come and go and the most important thing is to listen to your body! Really spend these 45 days focusing on how you feel after eating the different foods and you will start to pick up on what you are sensitive to and what makes you feel good. I hope you have a fantastic leap and congrats on getting started!