It’s time to put your biology to work. During week 1, we'll focus on finding great foods you love which will form the core of your diet moving forward. Eat foods scoring 50 and above and you should start to see changes in your hunger, energy, and bowel movements.
Goals for week 1
1. Go for green
Take this week to focus on foods that score 50+. They are great for you and should form the backbone of your diet in the long-term. Try to experiment and incorporate as many new ones as you can.
If you'd like an extra challenge and want to eat only foods that score 50+, you can go for it! You may see results quicker this way, but remember it's not a sprint but a marathon. We'll learn this more as we go along the 4-week plan.
2. Try at least 3 new plants
Plants feed your gut AND science shows that after trying something once, it is way easier to do again. Yes, that include fruit and vegetables, but nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, and whole grains all count too! Make your week even more exciting by incorporating ones that are new to you.
3. Listen to your body & avoid hunger
You’ll be making a lot of changes in the next few weeks. Being hungry shouldn’t be one of them! We're not about counting calories and the focus is on eating as many 50+ foods as you'd like. Listen to your hunger cues and stop when you're full. If that means the plate is clean, that's just as great! If you find eating smaller meals more frequently is in line with your hunger, then do that!
So what can I eat?
Lots! There are thousands of items with green scores. Over time, these will form the foundation of your diet. Remember – your ZOE app lets you search for any food (including branded products), see its score and find the ones you enjoy the most. Here are just some of the most popular green foods (score 50+) we know many people love. You can see the full list of curated foods and meal ideas for each week of the plan on the "Foods" screen.