Are you ready to start cutting out processed sugars and grains but don’t know where to begin? Wanna help a friend or family member on the path to NSNG? I got you, baby.
This is how I apply NSNG to my own way of eating:
NSNG the perfect foundation for the way I eat, and I individually tweak from there based on my set of circumstances.
For example, even though the majority of my audience eats dairy and eggs, I can’t tolerate dairy, so I avoid that, and I cycle on and off of eggs. I’m naturally in dietary ketosis 95% of the time because I avoid carby foods and also do Intermittent Fasting on the regs. I do me, and you gotta do you. One of the basics of this way of eating is that it’s extremely customizable, just start by cutting out the processed sugars and grains.
Intro to NSNG and Eat Happy Checklist:
This pdf is crucial. Vinnie sums up NSNG and all its FAQs. It’s the What and the Why of NSNG.
Grab copies of Eat Happy and Eat Happy Too
These are my cookbooks, and they are the How of NSNG. The above links take you to Amazon, and you can get the books at Barnes and Noble or directly from the distributor ($25 plus media mail shipping). I’m also a huge fan of supporting local bookshops with the convenience of online shopping at IndieBound and Bookshop.
This meal plan covers 93 meals over 31 days. Options for days. Literally. Read the accompanying instructional PDF first. Use the day-planning template in it as well. And by all means, use the 4-Day Recipe Sampler that comes with it.
This list of grocery store perishable and pantry staples will help you wrap your brain around what to put on your shopping list. It’s available at the above link in PDF or Excel format.
Watch Fat: A Documentary and it’s sequel Fat: 2
Vinnie Tortorich produced this with filmmaker Peter Pardini, and it’s another great educational tool that explains the history of how fat was maligned by Big Food in the interest of profiting off of processed foods, and what we can do to get back to eating real food again. Then watch the sequel.
NSNG has a specific philosophy behind it: to stop the diet mentality and live a healthy life physically, mentally, and emotionally. Oh, and eat real food. People ask why there isn’t any counting or nutritional info on recipes, and this is where I share why it’s one of my life’s missions to help break us away from diet mentality.
Yes, I put pretty photos of my recipes on Pinterest, but there are so many other folks doing it too, why not go see the numerous boards I’ve curated for your inspiration.
The Eat Happy Facebook Group is where people who love to cook NSNG food go to ask and answer questions, share ideas and inspiration, post pics of Eat Happy creations as well as their own, and give all around support to folks who are getting their butts in the kitchen. My Anna Vocino page on Facebook is where I do live cooking demos at least once a month, so follow there to get notified.
Instagram is the social where I spend the most time. I like the interface, I like pretty pictures, and most importantly, you will see me develop recipes in real time just about every single day. Also, it’s my favorite to see what you all make on your IG stories and tag me. I love to repost and support the community.
I know, I mentioning a lot of places where you can find me on socials. If you are not inspired by the above, spend a few minutes watching cooking videos, and you’ll get that Instacart order going in time for dinner.