Elimination diet step one: prepare

by Stacey Jayne in

Items to stock in your pantry and fridge:

Please use organic when you can. Treat yourself to organic foods while doing this detox- your insides will be happy.
  • dark leafy greens (dandelion greens, kale, collards, chard, bok choy, mustard greens...)
  • cabbage (all varieties)
  • lettuce
  • cucumbers
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • onions
  • yams
  • winter squash
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • Brussels sprouts
  • carrots
  • celery
  • avocados
  • cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • blueberries
  • cherries
  • raspberries
  • pears
  • apples
  • brown rice
  • quinoa
  • teff
  • wild rice
  • adzuki beans
  • mung beans
  • lentils
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • flax seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • sunflower seed butter
  • wakame and nori seaweeds
  • wild salmon
  • organic chicken
  • organic ground turkey
  • organic lamb

Foods to avoid:

Red meat, processed meats, eggs, egg substitutes, milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, processed veggies, citrus fruits, strawberries, wheat, spelt, rye, barley, canned or creamed soups, sodas, alcohol, caffeine (yikes), butter, shortening, margarine, butter spreads, peanuts, peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, fructose, corn syrup


Do a cabinet cleanse before you start. Freeze what you can. If there are foods that you know will be a real challenge to avoid get rid of them.

Buy lovely high quality herbal teas.

Buy candles and bath salts and take baths to help aid in detoxification.

Ask your family and friends for support- tell them what your goals are and be proud that you are taking steps toward a healthier you.

Realize that you may be low energy some days, and don't be hard on yourself. Not every day will feel good... the first 3 days can be hard- you may even feel sick. Try and get as much sleep as you can. Drink loads of filtered water.

Love your self. Leave a note on your bathroom or bedroom mirror that says: I think you are amazing, or you seriously rock or you smell like unicorns and sound like perfectly behaved babies.

Ok that last one may be a stretch, but you get the picture.


I highly recommend you buy a small notebook and use it to record what you eat. Use it as a journal during this time as well. This is your YOU experiment. You are the only one who really knows how you feel and what you want.

Do you understand how powerful that is? I sort of do... I'm getting to know more about that. I'll keep you updated as I learn more.

Keep me updated if you are joining me. I want details.