1)      Sugar and artificial sweeteners, including honey. The only allowed sweetener is stevia. (sugar is a problem as it is addictive. It is suggested that you cut down gradually until you can do without. The other option is to go ‘cold turkey’ and stop it altogether. This will give you withdrawal symptoms, just like stopping any other addictive drug. But this will wear off within about two weeks.)

2)      Sweets and chocolates, including so-called sugar-free types. (If you want a chocolate treat, say once a week, then eat Continental dark chocolate with 70% or more cocoa solids, not the British stuff where sugar is the first named ingredient)

3)      “Diet” and “sugar-free” foods (except sugar-free jelly)

4)      Grains and foods made from them: wheat, rye, barley, corn, rice, bread, pasta, pastry, cakes, biscuits, pies, tarts, breakfast cereals, et cetera.

5)      Starchy vegetables: potatoes and parsnips in particular; and go easy with beet, carrots, peas, beans, et cetera and packets of mixed vegetables which might contain them.

6)      Beans with the exception of runner beans

7)      Milk and Cottage cheese (except in small quantities)

8)      Sweetened, fruit and low-fat yogurts

9)      Beware of commercially packaged foods such as TV dinners, “lean” or “light” in particular, and fast foods, snack foods and “health foods”.

10)  Fruit juices, as these are much higher in carbs than fresh fruit. (If you like fruit juices as a drink, dilute about 1 part fruit juice with 2-4 parts water.)

admin on July 10th 2010 in General