AIP Quick Tips
There’s so much to remember when starting the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and it can feel overwhelming.
In this short and sweet article, I am bringing you a few of my basic AIP quick tips!
Focus on Foods to INCLUDE
𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲 rather than fixating on foods to exclude.
At every meal, try to include a protein, healthy fat, and carbs in the form of veggies (see my free AIP foods download for a list of foods to include).
Try to change things up and get in a variety of AIP proteins, fats, veggies, and fruit.
Be Patient with Yourself
𝗕𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳…spoiler alert: you’re not going to get it perfectly right on the first try, and that’s okay.
You wouldn’t expect a baby to learn to walk without falling after the first step, so give yourself a break, and please remember that learning the AIP nutrition and lifestyle is a process and takes time, patience, and self love.
Don’t give up the first time you fall.
Celebrate Every Little Victory
𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆. This is tough stuff and you deserve to celebrate yourself!
Tried a new veggie? Do a little victory dance!
Made a new recipe? Pat yourself on the back!
Did a deep breathing exercise to reduce stress? You go girl – take a luxurious bath!
Slept an extra hour? Tell yourself you rock!
You see, the little choices you make each day add up, so celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!
You are taking your health into your own hands and making steps to improve your life and find joy – own it!
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Water plays incredibly important rolls in the body!
Signs of even mild dehydration can look like autoimmune symptoms.
Aim to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day (more if it is hot or you are active).
Drink most of your water apart from meals when possible, and try to sip throughout the day rather than guzzling a couple of times per day.
Keep in Mind AIP Lifestyle Factors
𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗜𝗣 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 like sleep, stress, movement, reducing toxins, connection, and nature.
I regularly see autoimmune warriors with the best of intentions so focused on the food side of AIP that they are stressed out to the max and wondering why AIP isn’t working…
Uh, it isn’t working because you’re crazy stressed and being super hard on yourself.
You can learn more about AIP lifestyle factors here.
Please Remember To:
Love yourself through this process.
Give yourself time.
You don’t have to learn ALL the things today.
This is not a race.
This is the rest of your life…I believe it can be the best of your life.
It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
You got this.
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