This diet is used to help re-establish the sugar control mechanism in your body. Please follow it very carefully for the time allotted by Dr. Girard. As your condition improves, various foods will be added. The objective is to return you to a normal, well balanced diet that is easy for you to follow. If you do not follow this diet exactly for two weeks, you will have to repeat it.
Chicken, Unbreaded, unlimited
Fish, Unbreaded, unlimited
Cheese: sheep or goat/avoid
Beef, lamb, venison moderate/avoid
YES: All leafy greens, cucumbers, celery, peppers, avos, sprouts, green beans, summer squashes, peas, chard, artichokes, mushrooms
MAYBES: Carrots, winter squashes corn, beets, turnips
NO, TOO STARCHY: potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, jicima
NO FOR SLUGGISH THYROIDS: cauliflower, broccoli, cabbages
YES: All fresh fruits are allowed in moderate quantities. Unsweetened juices, preferably fresh-squeezed and diluted 1:1
NO dried fruits unless reconstituted: prunes, cooked raisins allowed in oatmeal etc.
YES: brown or basmati unlimited, (roasted in a hot skillet 1st, then cook w/water)
Cereal: Puffed brown rice, oatmeal, oatbran, corn-rice etc. Flourless Sprouted Breads 7-grain (Oasis, Ezechiel, Trader Joe's), spelt, rye, Also rice and oatbran flour baked goods, millet, quinoa, oats, corn tortillas, corn meal, flourless 7 grain tortillas. Need gluten free? Use Rice Almond bread.
NO: wheat bread, pasta, black, pinto or refried beans, barley, rice cakes, flour tortillas, potato flour
NUTS AND SEEDS
YES: Raw cashews, brazil nuts, sunflower, pumpkin and almond seeds
NO:Walnuts, peanuts, pecans
YES:Butter, oil, mustard, sugarless mayonnaise, stevia, sugarless jam, wheatless, sugarless baked goods, almond or cashew butter, sugarless condiments, olive oil, coconut oil, tamari, Braggs, seasonings, stevia.
NO: honey, white/brown/raw sugar, molasses, saccharin, catsup, maple syrup, margarine, jams
Water: YOU MUST DRINK ONE-HALF/ONE GALLON PER DAY
YES Herbal Teas, milk if no allergies, mineral waters, plain soy, rice or almond milk.
NO ALCOHOL, COFFEE, BLACK TEA, COCOA, SODAS OR ANY BEVERAGE WITH SUGAR/CAFFEINE
Most Decafs have some caffeine!
It is important to eat every 3 hours, even if it is a light snack