The Plant Paradox 30-Day Challenge
A new year, a new book, and a new challenge from Dr. Gundry for both current and aspiring Plant Paradoxers. It’s called The Plant Paradox 30-Day Challenge, or PlantParadox30 (Whole30 is so last decade), and I’ll be documenting my personal challenge experience in this post.
I love a good challenge. It’s a fun and social way to go lectin-free and get your health (back) on track in 2019. More importantly, it will pave the way for continued adherence to a lifestyle that has helped thousands of people reverse disease.
Get the New Book
There’s a new Plant Paradox book! It’s a pocket-sized quick guide to the Plant Paradox called The Plant Paradox: Quick and Easy (self explanatory, really). Purchasing the book is not necessary to participate in the challenge, but it has 30 days of new recipes, plus the coveted shopping lists…
Get the book HERE!
To participate in The Plant Paradox 30-Day Challenge follow @PlantParadox30 on Facebook and Instagram for challenge news, tips, and recipes. Tag #plantparadox30 in your related pictures and posts. The official challenge runs from January 15 – February 14, 2019, but I’ll be documenting it here (and on social media) for people who want to take the challenge anytime.
The Plant Paradox 30-Day Challenge: Week 1
These meal prep instructions–albeit helpful–were written for someone far more ambitious than me. Smoothie packs, salad dressings, soups, guacamole, veggie rices, nut mixes, sauces, kale chips, bowls, salsas, and chopped veggies. IN ONE DAY?? I did none of that. It took me one hour and a thousand tears (from onions) to make this colorful veggie hash and then it was time for a nap. That’s enough prep–I’ll wing it.
It is 20 degrees here and there is a rock solid snowman in my yard. No way is an ice cold smoothie making its way into my warm stomach. Therefore, I made warm and savory breakfast soup: 1 cup chopped romaine, 1 cup power greens, 1/4 cup basil leaves, 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, and 3 cups broth. Pressure cook it (or simmer it), add the avocado, and then purée it in a blender. Add salt and juice of 1/4 lemon. Drizzle with avocado oil.
It’s a long story, but right now I eat everything in soup form. I have to cook down my veggies a lot to make my GI tract happy. This is a Salmon Avocado Breakfast Bowl with broth, power greens, broccoli slaw, Alaskan salmon, and avocado. I didn’t really read ahead, so I’m only now realizing how repetitive this meal plan is. I should’ve bought about 50 more avocados and a dozen more boxes of greens.
According to the American Psychological Association, a group approach to health and lifestyle is more successful than going it alone. I doubt anyone needs a clinical trial and peer-reviewed research to know that. Many of us can personally attest to how hard it is to stick to something when everyone around is doing the opposite.
In my Facebook group, I’ve created a wonderful community of people who are all striving for the same thing: improved health and reversal of disease through elimination of lectins, sugar, and bad fats. All participating are welcome, and, of course, you’ll get tips and tricks for the ongoing Plant Paradox Meal Planner recipes.
Sign up to get my recipes HERE!
There are some awesome prizes being given out at random when the challenge is complete. To learn more about the challenge and the prizes, see Dr. Gundry’s official challenge info page.