Today is my eighteenth day on the Plant Paradox Plan. Though I will not continue this plan after the thirty days, I will incorporate some of the dietary changes into my life.
Prior to starting the Plant Paradox Plan, the majority of my caloric intake came from animal based products including; meats, eggs, and cheeses. Going forward, I plan to keep my eating of animal products lower while increasing my vegetable intake substantially. Before beginning this plan, I didn’t realize how satiating larger quantities of cruciferous vegetables could be while still keeping calories low. Cauliflower and cauliflower rice will become a regular part of my diet because of how versatile they are. Depending on what you want, the cauliflower easily takes on the flavors of the seasonings you use and can be used in almost any dish.
I plan to continue to keep a batch of Dr. Gundry’s Nut Mix 3.0 on hand for some delicious snacking. In Dr. Gundry’s The Plant Paradox Quick and Easy, he provides numerous recipes including a recipe for Avocado Cloud Bread. I haven’t yet made any of the avocado bread, but I plan to do so in the near future. I have had another form of cloud bread in the past, but that contained cream cheese, so it would not be a go-to for those following the Plant Paradox Plan.
Besides reducing my animal proteins and increasing my cruciferous vegetable intake, I will remain mindful of the health knowledge that Dr. Gundry has provided me with through his books, The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain and The Plant Paradox Quick and Easy: The 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Live Lectin-Free; especially that of the potential consequences of lectins and the use of proton pump inhibitors to my gut biome.
Fortunately, I am not one of those who suffer a great deal from autoimmune issues, but if you do, I would recommend looking into a lectin-free or at least a lower lectin containing diet as Dr. Gundry prescribes. Though I haven’t been following the Plant Paradox Plan for a substantial amount of time, and I haven’t experienced any major and noticeable health improvements, there are numerous testimonials online that I have read where people swear by the lectin-free diet. If you experience any of these autoimmune issues that Dr. Gundry talks about in his books, a lectin-free diet is at least worth a try.