Remember that for an adrenal body type diet, it is best to have your smallest meal for breakfast, a light lunch and then your largest meal at dinner time.
If you are unsure of the body type you are (pituitary, thyroid, gonad or adrenal body type), take our quiz to find out.
Here is a sample of an Adrenal Body Type Diet for one day;
-1 cup of yogurt OR ½ cup of low fat cottage cheese OR 1 cup of whole grain cereal with ½ cup of skim milk
-Coffee or tea with a small amount of sugar or honey, if desired.
Wait at least 4 hours to eat lunch
-A large green salad with lettuce or other greens, including things like cucumber, mushrooms, celery, sprouts, radishes, bell pepper, tomato or onion. 1 tablespoon of clear diet dressing (NOT creamy – not even the reduced-fat type) or 1 teaspoon of olive or canola oil
-½ cup cooked sweet vegetables such as beets, carrots, pumpkin, squash or turnips
-1 ½ cups of plain yogurt OR 1 cup low fat cottage cheese OR 3oz of low fat firm cheese (mozzarella or string) OR 3 ounces fish (not shellfish)
-1 small piece (or 1 cup) of fruit
-1 serving of grain: 1 slice of whole grain bread, ½ cup cooked grain such as brown rice or quinoa or ½ cup of pasta
-Coffee or tea
Wait at least 6 hours to eat dinner
-4 ounces of white meat poultry, fish meat OR 2 eggs OR ¾ cup legumes. (Eat eggs no more than twice a week and beef no more than 3 times a week)
-1 grain serving (1/2 cup) of either whole wheat bread, grains or pasta
-2 teaspoons of vegetable oil (use it to prepare the eggs, veggies or fish)
-1 glass of skim milk
-Choice of fruits or 2 chocolate cookies or fruit ice (dessert only allowed twice a week, recipes to follow).
Try not to snack between meals by drinking things like mineral water or tea, but if you absolutely must, stick to something light like vegetable soup, half a carton of yogurt or a glass of skim milk.