Prep yourself for this new diet plan by going to the grocery store and stocking up on healthy and nutritious foods. Since Pegan 365 is a happy blend of vegan and paleo eating, you can feel free to enjoy both vegan (non-animal) and paleo (animal) protein in addition to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy alternatives. Use this shopping list to help get you started on the track to healthy eating and weight loss.
Getting lots of vegetables in your diet is the cornerstone of a healthy life. On this plan, make sure to get in five full cups of non-starchy veggies such as broccoli, asparagus, and spinach every day. While you can have starchy vegetables – think sweet potatoes, squash, and carrots – they should be limited to two cups or less in your daily allowance. Snack on vegetables during the day and add hearty amounts to your lunch and dinner to make sure you can meet the daily requirement.
Carbohydrates are mainly thought to be grain-based products. While this assumption is accurate, many fruits also have healthy carbs in them too. On the Pegan 365 plan, you can have four servings of carbs per day that you can mix and match between fruit and grains or stick to just one or the other. Make sure to keep serving sizes in mind. For fruit, that means one medium-sized whole fruit or a half cup of chopped fruit. A serving of grains depends on the type, but typically one slice of bread or a half cup of whole grains like quinoa, rice, and farro are acceptable portions.