Level 2 Meal Plan

Level 2 includes everything from Level 1, plus poultry and eggs. 

 

When adding poultry, be sure to look for pasture-raised. This is important because pasture-raised will contain more natural omega-3s and vitamin D as they are outdoors more and can forage naturally for food. (This is why grandma’s chickens and eggs were the best– they are both healthier and taste better!)

 

If you can’t find pasture-raised, free-range and hormone-free are the next best thing. Unfortunately, a chicken labeled ‘free range’ simply means it had access to a tiny door that leads to a tiny outdoor space for five minutes per day. It doesn’t mean they actually spent five minutes out there. Labels are misleading at best, so be careful. The most important thing is to not get the extra hormones contained in many poultry products, so be diligent when picking them.

 

Just like in Level 1, it’s best to eat vegetables that are organic and wild-caught fish and seafood.

 

We have added many new recipes to Level 2. Some will have poultry and eggs in them. Others will be additional Level 1 recipes. You are free to continue using any recipes from Level 1 as well. You can also always add your favorite vegetable dishes. Just make sure they are cooked with good oils, like coconut, avocado, or olive oil. Also, just like Level 1, we only use natural spices and ingredients so that we keep potential food sensitivities to a minimum.

 

The goal is to still eat gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free. We won’t add other meats until Level 3. Make sure you continue to track everything in your ETL Journal daily. What did you eat? How are you feeling? How are your bowel movements? Are you having any gas, bloating, pain, or nausea? Are you having any skin issues like acne, eczema, psoriasis, or Pityriasis Rosea? If so, are they getting better or worse as you remove certain foods from your diet?

 

We can’t stress enough how important this is. As you track, you will begin to connect the dots. YOU are the scientist and your body is the lab experiment. Only you can figure out what foods your body really needs and which ones you need to avoid. Don’t worry, the more you do this, the easier it will become. Stick with it! If you do, you will ultimately find your way to optimal health.

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