Since releasing the cookbook in April, I have received a lot of feedback that the what to eat and what to avoid lists have been especially helpful. I decided to share them here for those who don’t have the book. Since it is formatted for devices, the pages don’t print optimally, so I remade them to print nicely on letter size paper – even if you have the book, you might still find use out of these. You can post them on your fridge, take them with you when you shop or send to friends and family who might be entertaining you while on the autoimmune protocol.
Just a reminder: Don’t be confused and think that this is what I think everyone with autoimmunity should be eating all the time – I learned this the hard way by posting them to my facebook page this week, and getting angry messages from people who couldn’t believe I was telling them to eat this way forever! Instead, they are meant to be compliant with the autoimmune protocol, which is a temporary elimination diet (although for some of us, it can feel anything but temporary!). After the elimination period (I recommend 30-60 days), you can reintroduce foods, one at a time, to see how they are tolerated and if they should be included in your diet. If you are new to this process, check out my post on the autoimmune protocol here, and also my post on reintroductions here, as well as this one from The Paleo Mom.
Another thing to remember is that you may have additional restrictions to the autoimmune protocol, like limiting sugar, starch, fruit, FODMAPs, or gluten cross-reactors. This is not meant to be a blanket approach that will work for everyone, but a framework that you can use to make your personal autoimmune protocol elimination diet plan. The idea is that you begin to sense what foods are affecting you in what ways, and are able to find a diet that works for you. The list is also by no means exhaustive, but hopefully you get the idea of the types of foods that are to be avoided and the most common ones in their category. If you have a question about something not listed here, leave it in the comments and I will get back to you!
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