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Food Guide

Food Guide
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BREAKFAST: Any non-calorie fluids in any amount. (See fluid options below)

LUNCH: A protein food and fresh vegetables. (See options below)

DINNER: A protein food and fresh vegetables. (See options below)

SNACKS: Two portions of fruit a day, in the morning and afternoon. (See options below)


Protein Foods: 3 oz twice daily (lunch and dinner) About the size of a makeup compact
Choose only lean meats, particularly:

  • Veal or steak (free range only)
  • Fresh white fish (halibut, cod, flounder, monkfish, perch, pike, Pollock, snapper, sole, whiting, crab meat, lobster, shrimp, scallops)
  • Chicken – no skin (chicken breast only)

Note: all visible fat must be removed before cooking and the portion should be weighed raw. It must be cooked without additional fat. Salmon, eel, tuna fish, herring, or any dried, pickled or smoked fish are not allowed



Fresh Vegetables: 3 oz selected vegetables twice daily (lunch and dinner)

  • Spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad (lettuce), tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini. (Do NOT mix vegetables – one vegetable choice per serving).
  • NO pumpkin, beetroot, potatoes, carrots, peas or corn



Fruit: 2 portions per day, at least 6 hours apart

  • Apple, strawberries (6 large), orange, grapefruit



Fluids: A minimum of two liters of water daily

  • 10 glasses (2 liters) MINIMUM should be consumed daily
  • Tea/coffee (limit your caffiene), soda water, mineral water, no diet soft drinks 



Little Extras

  • One tablespoon of milk daily ONLY!
  • Artificial sweeteners – absolutely NO SUGAR (Stevia is a great option)
  • Salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, sweet-basil, parsley, thyme, marjoram, and other spices are freely available as seasonings
  • NO margarine, butter, oil, dressing
  • Juice of 1 lemon daily