It's been revised since my attempts three years ago, and in more doable steps. There is the overall lifestyle plan, and within that, are the diet changes we're striving for as a family.
Overall Lifestyle Plan
(*astericks mean already accomplished personally
** mean currently working on)
Break Sugar Addiction*
Break Caffeine Addiction*
Begin replacing processed foods with whole foods*
Change Diet by:
Learning different rices and grains and how to use/cook with new recipes **
Develop raw and whole food snacks **
Learn cooking vegetarian *
Move to cloth products (paper towels, tissues, napkins)
Get rid of plastic containers and move to all glass
Expand gardening, preserving and root cellar knowledge**
Go to all natural, home-made beauty and toiletries
Provide our own eggs, meat, and milk with our livestock
Make own condiments and cheeses
Learn herbs and wild plants and medicinal and dietary uses
Learn essential oils and medicinal uses
Self-sustaining with greenhouse and aquaponic/greenhouse set up
Self-sustaining with wind and solar energy
Dietary Plan from Phase I and II of Lifestyle Plan
Whole grain cereal and/or nut butter on whole grain/gluten free toast for breakfast (we have bad breakfast habits)
+ fresh juiced veggies and fruit
Cut one sugar and processed food snack per day and replace with whole food and/or raw. *
Cut one cup of caffeinated coffee *
Add a morning smoothie to the morning snack routine, complete with fresh juice from breakfast, flax/hemp/chia seeds, probiotics, kefir, spinach, maca powder.
Eventually add in Bragg's ACV and wheatgrass, as tolerated.
Delete another sugar/processed snack and replace with whole food/raw snack.
Cut another cup of caffeine out. *
Have all morning snacks be raw and/or whole foods
Have all afternoon snacks be raw and/or whole foods
After supper snacks---only raw foods.
Have supper be a light supper, based on vegetarian/whole food/ raw foods
Whole food lunches (big meal of the day), 75% of the time being vegetarian with the 25% of meat being organic meat only
Begin dehydrating foods
Begin making fermented foods/drinks
10% or less processed foods within diet
90% whole food diet, with 75% being vegetarian and 50% raw