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Gutbugs Diet Meal Guide

First, to clarify the name, the Gutbugs Diet™  Meal Guide is just that, a Meal Guide: a Sustainable Lifestyle - Not a Diet for short term results. I have crafted a weekly meal plan that generally follows a combination of Paleo, Keto and Mediterranean meals. While some meal plans dictate what to eat each day, I prefer a more flexible approach. Breakfasts tend to be repetitive for me since I'm already up and about, and I don't want to spend too much time thinking about what to eat. Instead, I focus my creativity on making dinners special. That's why the dinner menu is open-ended with plenty of recipes to choose from. You can try out your favorite ones or come up with your own. 

You may also notice that I only show two meals per day. We have integrated Intermittent Fasting into our lifestyle for a few reasons. The first being, as much as I love cooking, I really don't like the 'lunch menu'. Since we don't eat a lot of bread and Gary has a dislike of soup (childhood memories! lol) I can focus on the meals I do like to prepare. The second is the overall health benefits of fasting. In short, it gives your body a break. This leads to improve metabolic flexibility, gut health and balance, weight management, reducing inflammation and does wonders for cellular repair. The last being that we are just not hungry to have a third meal or snacks during the day!

MONDAY

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Skillet Saute & Fried Eggs

Eggs prepared to your liking. Sausage or Chorizo. Sweet peppers. Onions. Spinach. Mushrooms. Avocado. Sprouts.

 

Toast, nut butter, jam

Leafy green salad with blueberries, peca

Field Greens Salad

Fresh Baby Greens. Ripe Blueberries or Blackberries. Candied Pecans. Sliced Red Onion. Crumbled Goat Cheese. Vinaigrette. 

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Grilled Salmon

Salmon or other Fish filet. Grilled Asparagus. Ginger Carrots. 

**Note: Protein may be prepared any way, see RECIPES for ideas for main courses, vegetables, sauces and more

TUESDAY

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Protein Packed Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes. Bacon. Caramel Whipped Cream. Muesli.

 

Banana (optional)

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Mixed Greens Salad

Fresh Baby Greens. Ripe Organic Strawberries or Raspberries. Toasted Sliced Almonds. Diced Red Onion. Crumbled Goat Cheese. Vinaigrette. 

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Baked Chicken

Chicken (Breast/Thighs/Legs). Steamed Broccoli. Sautéed Spinach. Cherry Tomatoes. 

**Note: Protein may be prepared any way, see RECIPES for ideas for main courses, vegetables, sauces and more

WEDNESDAY

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Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs: Bacon, Ham or Sausage. Sweet Peppers. Onions. Avocado.

 

Toast, nut butter, jam

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Roasted Reds Greens Salad

Fresh Baby Greens. Roasted Sweet Peppers and Onion Slices. Feta Cheese. Vinaigrette. 

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Marinated Prawns

Seafood or Fish. Green Beans & Bacon. Cauliflower Rice. 

**Note: Protein may be prepared any way, see RECIPES for ideas for main courses, vegetables, sauces and more

THURSDAY

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Yogurt Muesli Berry Cups

Greek Yogurt, Full Fat, Sweetened with Jam. Assorted Organic Berries. Muesli.

 

Toast, nut butter, jam

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Caesar Salad

Dark Green Romaine Leaves. Bacon. Parmesan Cheese. Cheese Croutons. Creamy Dressing.

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Grilled Steak, Roasted Veg

Marbled Rib Eye, Assorted Roasted Vegetables. 

**Note: Protein may be prepared any way, see RECIPES for ideas for main courses, vegetables, sauces and more

FRIDAY

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Omelette

2 or 3 egg Omelette. Cheddar Cheese. Sweet peppers. Onions. Spinach. Mushrooms. Avocado. Sprouts.

 

Toast, nut butter, jam

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Mexican Fiesta

It's Friday!  Enjoy an Ethnic Meal of your choice and add in a carbohydrate if you would like although be mindful of portion.

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Carbohydrates: Optional

Choose ONE: Bread (sourdough, rye, organic whole grain & seeds), Couscous, Potatoes (baked, chips, fried, mashed, salad), Pasta, Polenta, Quinoa, Rice (basmati, brown, jasmine, sushi, wild, white), Sweet Potato Fries, Flour or Corn Tortillas

SATURDAY

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Pancakes & Whipped Cream

Blueberry or Pumpkin Pancakes. Bacon. Caramel Whipped Cream. Muesli.

 

Banana (optional)

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Fun Day! 

It's the Weekend. Enjoy your choice of pizza, wings, nachos. Add in a carbohydrate if you would like although be mindful of portion or choose a low carb option.

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Carbohydrates: Optional

Choose ONE: Bread (sourdough, rye, organic whole grain & seeds), Couscous, Potatoes (baked, chips, fried, mashed, salad), Pasta, Polenta, Quinoa, Rice (basmati, brown, jasmine, sushi, wild, white), Sweet Potato Fries

SUNDAY

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Eggs Benedict

Cheese Bun topped with ham or smoked salmon, spinach, Swiss cheese. Hollandaise sauce. Sprouts.

Toast, nut butter, jam

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Power Greens Salad

Fresh Baby Greens. Firm Ripe Avocado. Sliced Red Onion. Crumbled Goat Cheese. Vinaigrette. 

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Choice of Protein

Wrap up the weekend with your choice of protein. Coleslaw. 

**Note: Protein may be prepared any way, see RECIPES for ideas for main courses, vegetables, sauces and more

Look What You Can Eat!

Pro Tip: 

Focus on what you CAN eat, rather than on what you can't. 

Avoid 'foods' with labels, bar codes and all ingredients you can't pronounce or know what they are!

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This is not medical advice, nor can we give you medical advice. Everything here is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular health issue or condition. Nothing here should be construed to form a doctor patient relationship. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. NoBadBeachDays, Gutbugs Diet™, et all are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through any and all videos, blogs or website.

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