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My Diet Schedule for Addiction Recovery
Health and wellness is different for everyone, but for those undertaking addiction recovery, I am going to reveal my diet schedule for addiction recovery. Everything I am about to tell you is 100% my own opinions. First things first: fresh fruits and vegetables are the most important thing you can intake. What does your diet look like currently? Fast-fried and flash-frozen foods are not going to light the pathway for recovery. Personally, I suggest starting everyday with a smoothie of frozen blueberries, fresh spinach, fresh carrots, and plain Greek yogurt. Those are the four main ingredients in my smoothies. If you want to add more fruits, frozen-or-non, that is up to you. Sometimes I add a whole apple, just removing the stem and chopping in half. Sometimes I add 1/5th of a pineapple. Frozen strawberries, fresh mango, cantaloupe, starfruit. The possibilities are endless. Then make sure you have a green vegetable, and an addition non-green vegetable. I use spinach and carrots, but sometimes I use broccoli and carrots – I’m talking about raw vegetables here, yo. Idk what else to use besides carrots. Plus, the texture is irreplaceable! Yogurt or milk are something I really like to have, but with enough frozen fruits and a little bit of water you can make a smoothie with no dairy, which is actually…better, no doubt. I am to understand that everyone is lactose intolerant, it’s just to what degree.
So that’s how I prefer to start my days, but I’m not 100% upkept with it. What about lunch though? How do I proceed into lunch?
If I am in order to be myself, I will wake up at 05:00, consume coffee at 05:30, and drink my smoothie soon after. I’ll eat a meal of eggs, bacon and black beans – or maybe just beans and wheat toast, at 08:30. I eat a can of black beans every morning; everyday!
After this, things get hazy. Do I snack on peanuts all afternoon? Do I eat a burrito for lunch? Usually I splurge all little bit for lunch, but overall, I believe the best practice is to consume meat. Now, if you are not consuming meat, there are alternatives, but no matter how you consume it, you need to consume some protein for lunch. This will keep you fueled all afternoon. Me? Sometimes I consume something with cheese for lunch, and then I take a nap from 2 to 4pm haha. I try to forsure consume meat at dinner. Remember though, I wake up at 5am every single day. If you are waking up later than that, say at 08am or something, then maybe you want to consume something at lunch to better power your day. I cannot suggest more, that you consume meat. In a world of growing veganism, which I am not against, I personally think that recovering addicts can benefit highly from a diet that is heavy in meat.
If you want to do exactly what I recommend for sobriety, you will start by sticking to this schedule:
Within one hour of waking up, consume tea or coffee.
One hour after, consume a fruit smoothie.
Two hours after, consume a breakfast of meat, eggs, and beans.
Three hours after, consume a lunch of meat, grain, and starch. So this could be a burger and fries, a deli sandwich – preferably with mustard. Maybe you choose to consume pho, curry, or a burrito. Whatever you choose, just make sure you eat a big lunch, and the less dairy you consume, the better off you will be – this is for everyone, idc who you are. Eat less dairy at lunch.
Afternoon Snacks are make or break. I suggest treating yourself to some fruit, but if you want to eat ice cream, then you are going to do that. The key is to not want these things; to understand, and perceive the feeling which comes after consuming sweets and snacks in abundance. Nothing tastes as good as being sober feels!
Four hours before bed, consume a small but well rounded dinner, including protein, vegetables, and perhaps even more tea.
Do not consume anything more for the day, and be excited to wake up and start it again!
Cutting out added sugars out of your diet is the absolute number one thing you must do. Added sugars are a trap, and you don’t want to get trapped by them! Seriously! If you do not feel ready to change your whole schedule around, then you should take the bold and vigorous first step, at least, of cutting out as much added sugar from your life as possible. Get in the habit of reading the labels and ingredients of the food you buy. I look for low amounts of added sugars and sodium. As a rule of thumb, I make sure I recognize and trust the first three ingredients of whatever I am considering buying. I want the first three ingredients of my food to be things I recognize and know; things I want to have inside me. In this modern day and age, that is the rule of thumb I use to guide my life.
Trust your gut! And you know, that’s a real thing. Your gut health affects how your brain works, and the modern day science strongly supports you are what you eat. So, eat healthy to balance your gut bacteria, and this will help to make your brain happy. You’re kind of going to…fake it until you make it. Wake up. Follow the food schedule. In addition, you will need to find something to do in the mornings. The mornings are where it all happens for me. If I get the morning right, the rest of the day is smooth sailing. Quitting an addiction, I believe, starts in the morning. Daily happiness? Also starting in the morning. We will discuss how to schedule your days for success tomorrow, outside of your dietary schedule.
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Everyday Sobriety Advice
I am a recovered alcoholic/drug addict, but I am not a qualified addiction counselor. To help other alcoholics/addicts achieve sobriety, I have created the mantra’s below. Although I call them “steps,” I believe that all four mantra’s should be recited in concurrence.
When the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs comes upon you, I suggest reciting these four steps, and then implementing an activity to “kill time” until your urge to use drugs/alcohol is less intense. I suggest you use ASMR videos to “kill time”
Good luck, My Friend
Below are the steps of admittance required for using The ASMR.Community Sobriety Program [ACSP] successfully.
Step 1: “Sobriety is a choice, and it is up to me to make the right choice.”
Step 2: “Not everybody will be able to achieve sobriety, but that knowledge does not prevent my success regarding sobriety.”
Step 3: “The urge to imbibe (substances that I know will prevent my success) is finite. Sometimes the urge will exist, sometimes the urge will not exist.”
Step 4: “Sobriety is not the same for everyone. Success is.”
I believe the steps I listed above are a complete, non-exclusionary list of all mental admissions needed to achieve your goals regarding sobriety.
Everybody’s definition of sobriety is different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same.
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If you would like to learn more, make sure to read our Philosophy Of Addiction Recovery 1.
For more daily support, check out Sober James on YouTube. He does a livestream every night at 21:00 Eastern Standard Time, and his live streams are a great place to receive support, gain motivation, and listen to encouragement in regard to addiction recovery. His program is based on the Twelve Steps.
SMART Recovery is another great program for individuals who are ready to tackle their addictions.
If you are seeking spiritual guidance, I highly encourage you to check out Tarot Reader ASMR. Her name is Amalia, and she is a kind-hearted individual with a skill for bringing us closer to ourselves.
Don’t underestimate the power of Yoga! Try Yoga With Adriene.
If you are looking or more information about ASMR, I’ve found the best place to learn about the subject is ASMR University. Their information is accurate [to the best of my knowledge], and plentiful. I mostly work with the application of ASMR, but there is a whole lot more to ASMR than using it to gain sobriety or fall asleep, including the history and the science of it.
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