A core principle of the Flo Living protocol is choosing what you eat to fit the phase of your menstrual cycle that you are experiencing at that time. I call this cycle-syncing. My book, “WomanCode,” provides a comprehensive list of what is good to eat for each cycle phase from vegetables to meats to seasonings.
Although this theory is very easy to understand – 80% of the time you enjoy the foods that best support your health within your cycle phase – the practice, as with all lifestyle changes, sometimes feels a little more tricky. I advise women to commit their first month of living in their Flo to concentrating just on the food side of things and getting their fridge and pantry stocked right. Doing this alone is going to have a positive impact on your periods, your fertility, your energy, your mood, and your libido.
Which is why I thought it might be helpful for me to show you inside my fridge, my freezer and my pantry, as well as exactly which brands I choose and where I buy them, so that you can see what I really eat on a phase-to-phase basis.
As you know, I only use products that are not filled with toxic chemical and artificial ingredients. But sometimes, this can feel exhausting, take so much time, and can feel like a huge drain on the wallet.
Thankfully, I’ve discovered a new resource that makes shopping for healthy groceries so much easier. As soon as I saw for myself the money saved on my grocery bill, I knew I needed to find a way to bring this to you! Thrive Market is an online shopping club offering more than 4,000 of the bestselling organic, non-GMO foods and natural products. The best part? Everything on Thrive Market sells at wholesale prices. Finally – a Sam’s Club for healthy foodies!
When you join Thrive Market like me, for less than $5 a month you can access all of the amazing products from my fridge and pantry at even more amazing prices. Plus, Thrive Market ships your order directly to your front door, anywhere in the continental United States. And orders over $49 ship for free!
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I keep a jar of coconut oil in the bathroom, in the baby’s changing table, and in my kitchen – so I always need more of this amazing oil. I am SO thrilled Thrive is going to send you a jar when you join!
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Now let’s get shopping…
What’s inside my fridge
Pasture-fed eggs (I buy local brand The Country Hen)
Anita’s creamline coconut yogurt
Organic, fresh blueberries and strawberries
Whole Foods own-brand 365 unsweetened almond milk
Purity organic coconut water
Food For Life exotic black rice bread
Spectrum organic ground flaxseed
Hawthorne Valley organic sauerkraut
Fiordifrutta berry jam
Soma Filtered water
Organic greens: kale, baby spinach, broccoli, watercress
Grass fed bison
Wild king salmon
Organic chicken and turkey
Organic fruit: peaches, nectarines, apples, lemons
Organic produce: zucchini, green beans, celery, carrots, parsnips, sweet potato
What’s inside my freezer
Frozen organic berries for making smoothies
Frozen green peas
Homemade organic chicken liver and apple pate – I freeze cubes of this to defrost
Frozen homemade soups – carrot soup; parsnip, apple and cumin soup; fish and vegetable soup
Frozen fish pieces
Homemade chicken bone broth
Gluten free pie crust
What’s inside my pantry
Elizabeths granola in original flavor
Arrowhead Mills instant organic oatmeal
Bon Dea organic gluten free flour mixes
Shiloh Farms dried beans, nuts, seeds
Pacific and Eden sea veggies
Tinkyada and Jovial brown rice pasta
Bob’s Red Mill grains – brown rice, quinoa, oats
Eden grains – buckwheat, amaranth, millet
Bionature canned beans
Crown Prince sardines
Annie’s mustard, ketchup
Muir Glen tomatoes
Oils, Sauces, and Spices
Simply Organic and Frontier brand spices
Nutiva virgin coconut oil
Bionaturae organic olive oil
Pure Indian Foods ghee
Bragg’s apple cider
Coconut Secret nectar
Maine Coast seasoning
Evolution himalayan salt
Cain’s iodized sea salt
Celtic sea salt
Eden wheat free tamari sauce
Eden toasted sesame seed oil
Organic balsamic vinegar
Mary’s Gone crackers
Endangered Species chocolate
I hope you take advantage of this incredible membership opportunity to the Costco of healthy living – FINALLY – all the stuff I need to buy at half the cost of Whole Foods! Thank you universe!
Always remember, that once you have the right information about how your body really works, you can start making health choices that finally start to work for you! You can do this – the science of your body is on your side!
to your FLO,
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is there any chance that some you may post such a list (with the brands) for European supermarkets? Most of the brands are not available on this side of the Atlantic…
For veggies and fruits, it’s of course the local farmer’s offers. 🙂
For all of you ladies in Europe, you can order these supplements via iHerb.com!
Thank you so much for what you do. My husband brought your book for me after some research online on how to help me with my crippling cramps each month, and hormone cycles that see me feeling very down and upset for about a week before my cycle.
We order our groceries online already but there are limitations on organic produce and brands, and what you have suggested above would be absolutely perfect for me but I live in the UK! Do you know if they have a sister site for the UK or if there is anything similar for your UK followers?
I’ve never heard of Thrive before but I’m excited to try it!! The organic choices are very limited where I live so this is a huge help!
Mary Kay says
How are you affiliated with Thrive Market?
What about Menopause and diet? Pre and post also. We are out here Flo-less.
I LOVE Thrive! My total favorite is Vital Proteins collagen peptides. HUGE savings over anywhere else. Gotta try it, you can mix the tastless, carbless, high protein in anything hot or cold.
Thank you so much for sharing this! So great to get a deep cut into your brands. And I signed up for Thrive – am already super impressed by how much cheaper the things I buy are than they are at Whole Foods! Also nice in NYC to be able to shop for produce and meat only without those heavy bags. And holy supplements! I think the prices are even cheaper than Westerly! xoxo
Hi Alisa! First of all, thank you for your help, after 3 years w/o a period I finally got 2 (!!) after reading your book. Unfortunately things don’t look so regular and I still suffer migraine headaches. In all fairness I haven’t been following the program 100% and I still eat a lot of dairy and coffee. I wanted to ask you about sugar. I used to eat a lot of Truvia but recently switched to clear honey. I add it to my oatmeal and spread on bread. Is honey a safe sweetener? Can I ever go back to the zero-calorie sweeteners?
You want to seriously reconsider dairy, caffeine and sugar! The only zero calorie sweetener I would ever recommend is pure stevia. If you want to find out more about how to support yourself, please get in touch with us and schedule a free initial session.
Hi Alisa! Is there something similar for Europeans? (I live in Belgium)
Hi there! This is great advice but unfortunately these cannot be bought in Europe plus coconut oil and milk are so expensive (almost like my monthly electricity bill!). Any suggestions for replacements that could be bought here?
Francesca Hall says
What are the vegetarian protein options?
Miso, Tempeh, legumes, nuts/seeds, hemp/rice or pea protein powders.