Join Me on Lift for Your Foodist Healthstyle Recalibration

by | May 8, 2013
Shopping at the farmers market is one of my most rewarding healthstyle habits

Shopping at the farmers market is one of my most rewarding healthstyle habits

Now that you all have your copies of Foodist I’m sure you’re itching to get started upgrading your healthstyle, and I want to help.

This week I’ve partnered with the habit-building app Lift, which is available on iOS as well as your web browser (if you join the Foodist group), to help you get started building healthy habits.

Once you join Lift head over and follow me. I have all sorts of fun habits I try to cultivate including trying new foods, eating something green, walking 10,000 steps a day, and shopping at the farmers market. Feel free to participate in any or all of these, and add your own if you want. Keeping track makes it much easier to stick to your goals.

I’ve also created a special Foodist group of habits in the Lift app for those following the Foodist healthstyle recalibration (Chapter 9). The recalibration requires eliminating sugar, wheat, dairy and alcohol for 2-8 weeks in order to to help restore insulin sensitivity and troubleshoot other food-related health issues. In the book I recommend the recalibration for people with more than 20 pounds to lose who may be metabolically compromised (insulin resistant) or suspect they have food sensitivities.

Although the recalibration is not required for foodists, it can be really useful for those who have had trouble losing weight in the past. If you choose to participate, you’ll be sent a short survey so we can see how the recalibration is affecting you.

Either way I hope you join me on Lift, it’s a great resource for building a better healthstyle. If you add any interesting new habits, feel free to mention them in the comments so other people can check them out and join in.

 

 

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31 Responses to “Join Me on Lift for Your Foodist Healthstyle Recalibration”

  1. Cathy says:

    Lift helps me get 10,000 steps a day and create other healthy habits. I love checking things off every day.

    Looking forward to recalibrating after vacation. And “recalibration” is a much more positive word than “detox” or “cleanse.” Who wants to do either of those? Blech.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I’ll check out the Lift

  3. Greg says:

    I started the recalibration once, and only made it a week. Im still waiting for my Foodist copy to arrive, but am committed to make this happen again with the help of Lift. I have a lot of excess weight to lose (at least 50lbs) and a history of diabetes in my family. I don’t want to contribute to that statistic. So, time to get my life back!

    • Darya Rose says:

      It’s only 2 weeks, you can do it! That said, a lot of people have HUGE success without ever doing the recalibration at all. So you can start with little things, and maybe you’ll work up the motivation to get through it once you start seeing progress.

      • Greg says:

        I appreciate the encouraging words! I’ve held off on restarting the recalibration, because I wanted to take the time to read through the book and get up to that chapter to get a better focus and mindset on changing my habits. Last night, I finished up the recalibration chapter. I have to say, the book has been a wonderful breath of fresh air compared to anything I’ve read before about food and one’s diet. And I now have a much better understanding of why the recalibration matters for someone such as myself. These four items are not arbitrary eliminations – there is science that supports why taking a hiatus helps reset the body and brain.

    • Darya Rose says:

      Bingo. It’s also relatively short. Remember, you can “have it later.” ;)

  4. Ronald Goldsax says:

    Great advice! Lift looks like a really helpful app. My diet tracker has been killing it for me with fresh recipes and meal plans that are simple and easy to follow. http://tracking.eceleven.com/SHG if you’re interested in checking it out! I’ve lost three belt sizes since 3/28/13.

  5. Clintus says:

    RIght on! I found Lift from your interview with Leo and have been loving it.

  6. Gary Pranzo says:

    Anyone know of Farmers markets in North Jersey? I see some weekend markets opening next month but Was wondering if their are other option. I am a newbie foodist so pardon my ignorance.

  7. fanny says:

    iOS *eyeroll*

  8. Espe says:

    Really nice idea (I follow you on Lift) but I have NO IDEA on how to actually avoid milk (my breakfast is a piece of fruit and a cereal) or wheat (pasta and rice are any student’s best friends, even though I never have any carbs after 7pm).
    Any ideas?

    • Darya Rose says:

      I use unsweetened almond or hemp milk in my cereal. Rice isn’t wheat, and pasta can be made from many different grains. If you’re serious about the recalibration though, I’d stick to intact grains instead of pasta. Try quinoa or farro :)

      • Espe says:

        Thanks for your reply, what kind of intact grains would you recommend? I’m very serious about the recalibration indeed.

      • Espe says:

        Ok, I see that message is totally retarded of me, you just said it! I apologize.

        I just bought your book in Amazon, hopefully I’ll be the first reviewer in Amazon UK.

        Thanks for your great science based work and dedication!
        (Love your dog).
        Espe.

  9. I’m 13 days into it. I missed my sugar check in twice, once by bad choice and once by ignorance. I was perfect on everything else. The first three days were awful, but I’ve felt good ever since. Also, I happened to lose a 4-ish pounds. What’s next?

    • Darya Rose says:

      Nice! Next is to start adding new habits, like eating more green vegetables, walking 10,000 steps, etc., while slowly reintroducing the things you eliminated during the recalibration to see how you feel.

      Don’t jump in with a grilled cheese sandwich. Add dairy and wheat back one at a time (e.g. dairy one day, wheat the next) and pay close attention to how your body reacts. For sugar and alcohol, play with the amounts you consume (starting with as little as you’re comfortable with) until you know how much you can tolerate in a week and still enjoy life while maintaining weight.

  10. Michael says:

    I focused on the no alcohol cleanse since the Foodist recalibration started. I didn’t make it to two weeks, but it was great to take a break once in awhile. It was really incredibly motivating for me to see other people around the world attempting to do the same thing.

    Thanks for partnering with Lift Darya!

  11. Rebecca P says:

    I love your book, and the Lift app is a huge motivator for me! I enjoy being able to check things off and see the props from other users. Some things are easier for me, like 10,000 steps, and some things are a constant struggle all day long…No sugar or wheat! But the difference in how I feel is amazing. And a lovely side benefit is that the little bit of weight I’d put on is coming right off.
    Thanks again for the great book!

  12. Suzanne says:

    I am waiting to dive into the recalibration after Memorial Day but, using Lift (via website), I’ve been able to practice with the tools and start developing the positive habits. Lift has been great; I can’t wait until they develop an app for Android phones!

    Regarding the recalibration, discovering the prevalence of sugar in almost everything is astonishing!

    I’ve really enjoyed the book and website. I’m excited to see how I feel after the recalibration!

  13. Richard says:

    Two days into the recalibration now :-) Biggest confusion so far is around barley and rye – I read that they have the same protein that causes problems with wheat so now I’m not sure if they need to go as well :-S i swapped out my wheat containing muesli for a wheat free one, bit the main ingredient turns out to be barley. Swapped out the milk in my muesli for hemp milk, the unsweetened variety still has vanilla flavor in it, so I’m not sure how I feel about that. Wheat is the hardest to avoid – coworkers getting sandwiches for lunch etc. Alcohol not a problem yet and sugar virtually non existant to start with.

    • Darya Rose says:

      For the purpose of the recalibration barley and rye are fine. If you suspect you are actually gluten intolerant, you may need to be more strict to figure that out. But for most people it is primarily processed wheat flour that should be avoided.

  14. Cameron says:

    What about eggs?
    Are eggs allowed on the recalibration. Technically, they aren’t dairy, just an animal byproduct, right?

  15. Cameron says:

    Hi,
    Just wondering if eggs are allowed on the recalibration?
    I just had a chicken salad with garlic aioli and it occurred to me that mayo is made with eggs.
    Eggs aren’t technically a dairy product, just an animal byproduct, right?

  16. Julie says:

    I think this recalibration sounds like a great idea and might get me past this current plateau I’m experiencing in my weightloss efforts. However, I have an Android phone… any suggestions for an app for Android? Or know when Lift might come to Androids? I’m going to do the recalibration even without the app, at any rate :) Thanks, Darya!

    • Darya Rose says:

      There currently isn’t an Android versions, but if you join the group you can use the web version. It isn’t quite as convenient but it works.

      Best of luck!

  17. Carol says:

    What about Ezekial bread? What are your thoughts on it, is it ok when you are in recalibration mode?

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