1) Clean out the cupboards, fridge and freezer of all "contraband"
2) Come up with a lots of new meal & snack ideas and recipes
3) Go shopping
I cleaned out the fridge too - there were a few things to give away, but mostly just it was just clearing out the dregs. I haven't had time to tackle the freezers yet, apart from pulling a few things I knew were there when I dropped off food to others - bacon bones for making soup, and banana cake I made a while back. This photo of the fridge was taken after I'd done part one of my shopping - nothing but good things there now. Ok, maybe the bacon shouldn't be called "good" but it doesn't contain sugar (VERY hard to find!!).
Trim Healthy Mama, a book by two sisters full of recipes which are sugar-free, with few containing gluten (easily modified). It's a complete diet plan in itself, which I'm not following completely at this stage, but it's a useful resource.
Wheat Belly by Dr William Davis, who describes in vivid detail how terrible modern wheat is for us (a recommended read!), and includes some recipes.
I Quit Sugar - a website full of recipes that are sugar free, all with gluten-free options.
As time goes by, I will work my way through my own recipe book collection, putting together ideas from those in one place. I have always found it very useful to have menu plans with recipes, and a computerised Master Grocery List which I use each fortnight to create my shopping list. More on that in other posts.
And then I went shopping to find the ingredients for the new recipes, and stock my pantry with healthy foods. Quite a few of them can't be found at the supermarket, or are better priced elsewhere. So I visited Toops (a catering supplier), Davis Trading (Asian and specialty foods market which has mostly excellent prices), Steve's Wholefood (our local mostly organic version of Bin Inn) as well as the Pak 'n Save supermarket. A few other items I may need to find online.
Ready, set, go!