What do I do if I want to ease into the diet?

For people who are very ill, reducing carb intake and “weaning” into the diet may be the appropriate path. Some people can jump right in. If you’re very sick I recommend weaning carbs for a few months leading into the diet.

Month 1: No grains or dairy, drink only water. That’s going to be much lower in inflammatory foods right away. Sparkling water is fine.

Month 2: Remove soy, legumes, and eat only meat and vegetables and some fruit. Eat meat first at each meal so you end up eating mostly meat.

Month 3: (If your symptoms haven’t been alleviated by the Month 1 or Month 2 diet, continue to the Lion Diet)