Use a Delicious Diet to Quiet Sugar Cravings and Rebalance Energy Levels After You Quit Drinking with the MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner and Diet
What to Expect
Congratulations! You're taking the first step on a new and exciting journey that uses food and diet to help address your health conditions. That means you'll be making some positive, but necessary changes to how and what you eat to improve your health. In your meal planner you'll no doubt see recipes and ingredients that may seem unfamiliar and new. That is the point and intentional. If you have serious health conditions, it is very likely that you should not keep doing - or eating - everything you did in the past in the same way. You will need to expand your culinary palette and learn to embrace the changes as you journey to better health.
Get nutritional support to help you keep on track by following MyFoodMyHealth's diet plan for those who have quit drinking. Sign up for MyFoodMyHealth and for as little as $7.50 per month, you'll get:
- Unlimited access to 100's of delicious, chef-created recipes - most you can prepare in less than 30 minutes
- Personalized weekly meal planner tailored to give you nutritional support after you've quit drinking, plus other health conditions, allergies, and food dislikes
- All recipes include a nutritional value table
- You can substitute and add additional recipes, such as side dishes, desserts and snacks
- Time-saving weekly shopping lists, pantry basics, and online shopping resources
- Expert information on food and nutrition for those who decide to quit drinking as well as other health conditions and allergies
- Exclusive online access to cooking, nutrition and health tips, videos, articles, and more...
Get Dietary Support for when you Quit Drinking with the Delicious MyFoodMyHealth Diet
For less than the cost of one cookbook you'll gain immediate access to our meal planner, recipes specifically for those who wish to quit drinking, shopping lists, and more... Sign up today for a subscription to MyFoodMyHealth or view a Free Demo of the MyFoodMyHealth meal planner today.
The Easy Way to Follow a Diet When You Quit Drinking
We know your life is busy. Our convenient, online meal planner makes it fast and easy for you to prepare healthy meals that help control craving and other symptoms when you quit drinking. It's filled with nutritious recipes so delicious and satisfying even the pickiest eaters will enjoy following MyFoodMyHealth's diet.
You can even add other health conditions and food allergies so you can prepare delicious food that meets the dietary needs of your whole family.
Easily Support Multiple Health Conditions & Food Allergies with MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner
Are you cooking for yourself and have multiple health conditions or food allergies? Or do you have a daughter with asthma, a spouse with diabetes and a son who hates broccoli and has a peanut allergy? No worries. Unlike other systems, MyFoodMyHealth takes everyone into account, whether you're cooking for one, two, or the whole family.
To start cooking delicious meals that meet everyone's health needs, simply set up your profile to include the health conditions, food allergies or food dislikes for you and your family members. The Meal Planner automatically generates meal plans and recipes that meet everyone's health needs. It's that easy!
Please Note: This meal planner is all about controlling levels of blood sugar so they do not spike during the day. Each serving has less than 50 grams of carbohydrates and less than 10% saturated fat. We follow the general guidelines and do not assume more exclusions than listed. If you need more specific food removals based on professional recommendation for your condition, or the severity of your condition, you are able to do so on your "My Profile" page.
Foods Especially Included in MyFoodMyHealth's "Quit Drinking Diet"
- Plant protein
- Moderate whole grains
- Moderate animal protein
Foods Especially Excluded or Limited in MyFoodMyHealth's "Quit Drinking Diet"
- Tropical Fruits
Delicious Foods to Eat if You Have Quit Drinking
While your meal planner will exclude the ingredients listed above, below are some additional notes about what to consider when eating if you have quit drinking. These are important to note when you are snacking or making your own recipes.
The key to happy transition when you quit drinking alcohol depends in large measure on balancing your blood sugar levels. The refined sugar in alcohol is an addiction unto itself. Getting off of the sugar in alcohol produces many heightened withdrawal effects including: cravings for more sugar, headaches, and feelings of depression.
Fortunately with the aid of a rebalancing diet, withdrawal symptoms rarely last more than four or five days. However, every time you again consume even a little alcohol, addiction can come back in full swing.
When Looking for Sweet Foods to Relieve Your Sugar Cravings Try These Natural Alternatives:
- Frozen bananas
- Semi-moist dry fruit
- Cooked fruit or baked goods sweetened with agave or maple syrup
- Sweet orange vegetables like yams and carrots
Foods to Avoid When Quitting Drinking
- Refined white sugar
- Processed white flour
- Foods with a high glycemic index (instant rice, baked potato, raisins)
Diet to Support Your Decision to Quit Drinking and Ease Sugar Withdrawal Symptoms
To make it easier to quit drinking and reduce the associated addiction to sugar, follow a rebalancing diet that incorporates foods low on the glycemic index and high in vitamin B, vitamin E, chromium, magnesium, and ginseng.
Great Herbs to Eat When You Decide to Quit Drinking
Great Food and Vitamins to Eat When You Decide to Quit Drinking
Incorporate the delectable flavors and textures of these seasonal fruits and vegetables, fish, poultry, and nuts into your diet when you quit drinking alcohol. They provide a delicious way to stabilize blood sugar and deliver the health-boosting nutrients you need for overall good health and vitality.
B vitamins (Helps convert blood glucose to energy)
- Beans and peas
- Chili peppers
- Dairy Products, like milk and yogurt
- Fish and seafood
- Leafy green vegetables
- Liver Oil
- Poultry and meats
- Whole grains
Chromium (Helps lower blood glucose levels and cholesterol)
- Bran cereals
- Brewers yeast
- Onions, raw
- Romaine lettuce
- Tomato, ripe
- Whole grains
Ginseng (Has anti-hyperglycemic and anti-obesity properties)
Vitamin E (Promotes efficient use of blood glucose and has been shown to prevent diabetic neuropathy)
- Bell pepper
- Brussels sprouts
- Collard greens
- Mustard Greens
- Sunflower seeds
- Turnip greens
Magnesium (Helps the body with energy metabolism in the nerves and muscles. Alcohol blocks the absorption of magnesium.)
- Blackstrap molasses
- Green beans
- Mustard greens
- Pumpkin seeds
- Summer squash
- Swiss chard
- Turnip greens
Low Glycemic Index Food - (Helps prevent high blood sugar after meals)
- Dried beans
- Green beans
- Rye grain
- Snow peas
- Summer squash
Sample Recipe for Quitting Drinking
Turkey Burger with Spicy Avocado by Myra Kornfeld