OKay, I was knocked out cold yesterday and I didn’t come back to give you all the day 2 menu that I promised. Did anyone try the first day’s menu?
Let’s try this a different way… Here is a list of things I am stocking up on, mostly because they provide the nutrients that are supposed to help beat depression. Then, I will come back and give you all a few recipes to choose from, using these key ingredients. As promised, we are going to keep the first week no-cook. Next week, we will start cooking a little bit, because we should be feeling better after adding some key nutrients back into our diet. By the way, did any of you get the recommended supplements filled?
So here is our stock up list, based on the nutrients that our body needs to get out of depression
Produce Dairy Nuts/Grains Other
carrots cheese flax seeds Flax seed oil
celery goat cheese cashews Almond Butter
tomatoes cottage cheese peanuts green tea
cucumbers ricotta cheese walnuts oolong tea
leafy greens Greek Yogurt cashews red wine vinegar
Shitake mushrooms brazil nuts olives
broccoli Soy Milk oats tuna
radishes Almond Milk wheat germ
banana whole grain bread
grapefruit pine nuts
kiwi fruit soy beans
apples sea weed
oranges brown rice
dates sunflower seeds
Someone once told me that if you are shopping for healthy food, you will never leave the outer aisles. You will shop mostly around the outside aisles of the store. While stocking up on depresion-kicking groceries, I noticed that I only left the out edges of the aisle twice, once to go find flax seed oil in the baking section and once to head down the frozen food section because I wanted some berries that were not in season.
With that said, I am NOT a vegetarian. The reason you only see tuna on this list is because we are shooing for the no-cook diet right now, while we are in the deepest depths of depression. This will ensure the greatest chance for success! We can still eat healthy while barely leaving the bed. Of course, ideally, the goal is to get out of bed, but in order to be successful, I want to be realistic about what we can do when we are feeling our absolute worst! Maybe if we get the right nutrients, do a little mattress yoga and pick up a little here and there, we will start to feel better enough to get out of bed next week and start cooking. baby steps, this program is all about baby steps.