Shopping List For Follicular Phase

Food goals for the follicular phase:

Eat lighter meals consisting of; phytoestrogen foods, fermented foods (for intestinal health), grains and legumes (for fiber, if tolerated), and good quality, lean proteins with a lot of vegetables (again, for fiber and nutrients). It goes without saying that healthy fats are also key!

Foods to avoid during the follicular phase:

  • Stick to foods that are fresh and raw more than heavily cooked.
  • Avoid anything that causes you digestive upset (some clients noticed that cheese and gluten aggravated their digestion). Use your FEMALE daily tracking sheets to notice exactly what are these foods. This is the most powerful tool you have to listen very closely to your body!


  • Barley
  • Oat


  • Black-eyed peas
  • Green lentils
  • Lima beans
  • mung beans
  • Split peas
  • Green peas
  • String bean

Nuts & Seeds

  • Brazil nuts
  • Cashews
  • Lychee
  • Pumpkin
  • Flax


  • Avocado
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Sour Cherry

Notice how most of the fruit in this phase is sour and astringent in flavor which is great as a topping for a salad or in a dressing.


  • Artichoke
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Lettuce (bibb, Boston, romaine)
  • Parsley
  • Rhubarb
  • Zucchini


  • Chicken
  • Eggs

Fish & Seafood

  • Freshwater clam
  • Soft-shell crab
  • Trout


  • Nut butter
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Sauerkrout
  • Vinegar