The Get Well Diet
The Get Well Diet is fairly simple. It doesn’t count calories, and it takes into account the fact that you are human and going to eat bad stuff sometimes. It is also only for those with basic common sense…when it says you can eat cheese 3-5 times per week, it means cheese on a salad, a sandwich, in eggs. What it does not mean is a block of cheese five times a week. To put it bluntly, don’t be dumb.
The Get Well Diet allows for freedom, and is easy to keep track of. Basically, it is a high healthy protein, high healthy fat diet that really limits the amount of starch you intake, and frowns upon gluten, and refined and processed foods. It encourages you to eat as many veggies as you want…and I mean as many as you want. Stay within the boundaries of the diet, know there are limits, and use your common sense. That’s it!
Tips to Reap The Benefits of the Get Well Diet:
1. To decrease stomach bloating and aid in digestion, eat as much fruit as you want first thing in the morning, and wait half an hour before you have a high protein breakfast. Then don’t eat fruit again for the rest of the day. If you do eat fruit throughout the day, just remember it is high in sugar.
2. Eat protein and veggies every time you eat. This will help you stay fuller, longer.
3. Drink plain old water ALL THE TIME. Don’t add anything to it. Other acceptable drinks are coffee and tea (if caffeinated, one per day), and as much caffeine free herbal teas as you like. DO NOT DRINK pop, juice, sports drinks, or powdered drinks; they are full of sugar and will completely sabotage your health and your weight.
4. Get your sweat on. Walk, run, dance, skip, jump, do hot yoga, go to the gym, take the stairs. Be active EVERY day. It might mean a speedy walk around the block or a 5km run, but do it. Make yourself do it. You will feel better, have more energy, maintain good heart health, and keep your weight in check. Aim for 30min every day.
5. Understand that you are human, and will slip up. Forgive yourself and move on. Try your absolute hardest to stay on track. Make healthy decisions when you eat in restaurants or at parties, even though they are tough. That tough decision will make you feel proud and make your body happy every single time.
That’s it. Below is my Get Well Diet Chart. Print it, cut it out, and put it in your wallet…it is the exact size of a dollar bill. Refer to it often. Try new healthy options. And stay tuned to this blog for recipe and food ideas that will make this simple food plan even easier for you.