If you are unable to source any of these items please feel free to email me for recommendations. I appreciate that this can seem like a high outlay for a four week plan but you will find that many of the supplements will last you a few weeks beyond the plan, and the benefits will last much, much longer.
While missing out anything from this list will detract from your Glow with Flo results please note that this is absolutely up to you – I do not want you buy anything that you cannot afford or know to be unsuitable for you personally.
Please feel free to email me if you would like further advice!
COLLAGEN HYDROLYSATE POWDER
I use Great Lakes brand which you can buy online. You will need this from week one onwards. One 454g tub will last you for 38 days.
You can use any brand you like that delivers 1,000mg per dose but I would caution against the types you dissolve in water due to the artificial flavourings and sweeteners used. I like the Natural Stacks vitamin C which also includes zinc. A 90 capsule bottle will last you up to 45 days, depending on your tolerance dosage.
COD LIVER OIL
The only brand I recommend is Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil which comes in capsules. One bottle will last you for two months and you can order it online. Keep refrigerated. You will need this from week two onwards and a bottle of 120 capsules will last you 60 days.
Bulletproof charcoal capsules are available online. You will need these from week three onwards and a 90 capsule bottle will last you up to 45 days.
There are a wide range of good probiotic capsules on the market and it is often worth cycling through different brands if you wish to take them long term. A good and inexpensive brand suitable for this plan is Bio-Kult Probiotic Multi-Strain Formula; their 30 capsule box will last you a fortnight. You will need these from week four onwards and you will be able to buy them from some pharmacies or online.
You will need a wooden body brush with natural bristles from the start of week one. Ideally this should have a detachable long handle for reaching the middle of your back. You can buy one from some pharmacies or online.
You’ll be using this for an evening facial cleanser and moisturiser from week two. You’ll be able to get a good quality one online. I particularly like the jojoba oil from Starchild.
You will be using bentonite clay face packs from week three onwards and will be able to buy a bag online.
I’ll provide a few easy recipes over the coming weeks and you should be able to adapt some of your own favourites, but I do recommend that you buy either of Hemsley + Hemsley’s books: The Art of Eating Well or Good and Simple for a truly delicious and nourishing range of Glow with Flo suitable meals. Alternatively, see if you have any Primal or Paleo based cookbooks at home.
Good Foods to Buy in Before you Start the Plan
SEA SALT, ROCK SALT OR PINK HIMALAYAN SALT
Throughout the plan I recommend that you avoid all table salt but that you have as much sea or rock salt as your taste buds prefer.
You will find that you get through a surprising amount of butter on this course! Make sure that you only buy butter from pastured (i.e. outdoor bred and grass fed) cows. Throughout the course you will want to avoid all margarines and other butter substitutes.
OLIVE, NUT OR SEED OILS (FOR DRESSINGS, NOT COOKING)
A quality, organic olive oil is what you want here.
EGGS FROM ORGANIC, PASTURED HENS
The nutritional profile of eggs from hens that have full access to sunlight and are allowed their natural diet are far superior to even free-range labelled eggs and are safer to consume raw (don’t worry, I’m not going to be asking you to drink whole raw eggs!) These may need sourcing in advance as not all supermarkets will stock them. There is no daily limit on eggs during this plan.
NUT BUTTERS AND / OR SEED BUTTERS
These are increasingly available online or from health-food shops. The only tricky bit is to pick your favourites! Coconut butter (rather than coconut oil) is also delicious and makes a lovely spread.
Kombucha, milk kefir and water kefir are all available from good health food shops or online; or you can make your own. I’ll officially introduce you to these in the final week but you may like to start making, buying and drinking them earlier, a 250ml glass daily is a beneficial amount.
You will be able to buy sauerkraut or kimchi online or to make your own. I’ll officially introduce you to these in the final week but there’s no reason you can’t get going with these sooner! Consuming a tablespoon a day of any fermented veggies will be beneficial.
LOCAL, SEASONAL, ORGANIC VEGETABLES
If you do not grow your own or have a regular farmer’s market to buy your veggies from I recommend ordering in a veg box delivery. I’ll be talking to you about good ways to incorporate more veggies into your meals in week three but if you want to get going sooner I’m certainly not going to stop you! Order in a smaller box than you think you need so as not to get overwhelmed.