The Acid Watcher® Diet, as described in the book, The Acid Watcher Diet, is a low acid, high fiber diet, that has a balanced amount of the 3 macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbs), designed to heal the body from years of acid damage. The recipes generally take 10-15 minutes to make and are delicious. The Acid Watcher Diet is not a deprivation diet.
Many popular diets are often based on depriving your body of one macronutrient or another, such as a “low-fat” diet or a “low-carb” diet. Yet, that is why these diets are often unsustainable and sometimes even unhealthy. In contrast, the Acid Watcher Diet offers optimal amounts of all three macronutrients, preventing any vitamin deficiency, loss of energy, sugar or salt cravings, and numerous health issues that can arise as a result of following an unbalanced diet.
The Diet has two phases, an initial 1 month “Healing Phase” which essentially tells you exactly what to eat for a month straight and has corresponding recipes for each of the meals described. This initial phase is an “acid detox” phase. The second phase, called the “Maintenance Phase” is the long term meal plan you should be consuming to maintain a low acid, healthy lifestyle moving forward.
Here’s what a daily menu might look like:
• Breakfast: a spinach omelet
• Late morning snack: fresh cantaloupe, papaya, watermelon, honeydew, or pear
• Lunch: a salad with any lettuce, chopped broccoli, cucumber, beets, and maybe crumbled feta. But avoid the vinegar dressing; it’s acidic.
• Afternoon snack: a handful of walnuts, cashews, pecans, and or pistachios
• Dinner: grilled chicken or salmon. Or if you want to go gourmet, maybe miso- glazed halibut with sesame and bok choy for fiber and protein.