I have bought the kindle version of the BSD and the 8 week recipe book. Really looking forward to seeing the results, but given my pantry is full of the Australian Diet rather than Mediterranean, getting a shopping list together is a nightmare.
I have looked through other posts and I’m not alone in this issue. I am wondering if anyone still has their week by week (1-8) shopping list that they could share with me. I haven’t seen any hyperlinks or email addresses in the forum yet, so not sure how someone might help me.
A lot has been put into the science and the variety of this diet. can I offer a few suggestions.
– An app for tablets (IOS / Android) with the 8 week meal plan with links to each recipe, so you don’t have to search the book to find each one. For the print version, give page numbers for recipes.
– a printable 8 week shopping list, separated into produce / deli / meat / pantry. Anything left in the pantry from previous weeks can be crossed off before shopping.
I expect there would be a lot of people like me that will be the only person in a household performing the 8 week BSD. I am therefore concerned that a lot of multi serve meals will either have me freezing lots or wasting persihable items that only appear in 1 meal in a week. Eg smoked fish pate – 1 fillet smoked trout weighs how much? I can only buy full fish (350g – 633 calories) which is enough for 4 serves, then I use 1 serve and the rest of the fish goes in the bin as I cannot snack on the rest due to calorie overload and the fish has a 3 day life once opened. Bolognese uses 470g mince (minimum buy 500g) and makes 6 serves, yet is only used in week 1 and week 8, so only 2 of 6 serves are used in 8 weeks if 5 serves were frozen in week 1. Not everything made in multi serves can be frozen.
I really want to give this a go and stick to the 8 week plan. To start substituting the same dinner 2 or 3 nights in a week would change my shopping list and likely upset the plans nutrients totals for the week. I dont mind the upfront stocking of my pantry cost, but I am concerned of the perishable waste (meat and fish are too expensive to throw out)
BTW, I live alone and work 5 days a week. so there is no one else here to eat the left overs.
I would love to hear from others how they have overcome the challenges in starting their 8W BSD and whether my concerns for food wastage are what others have experienced or how they have changed things.