This is accomplished by beginning the diet with extremely easy to digest, natural foods.
The diet’s guidelines are based on the fact that not everyone’s digestive tract has evolved to optimally digest complex carbohydrates and other man-made food products like sugar.
Not Allowed Legumes: Soybeans, chick peas, bean sprouts, mungbeans, fava beans, garbanzo beans Dairy: Commercial yogurts, milk of any kind, unnatural cheeses (Kraft and most other mainstream shredded cheeses fall into this group), all of the following cheeses: Cottage, Cream, Feta, Gejetost, Mozzarella, Neufchatel, Primost, Ricotta, Processed cheese spreads.
Starches/Tubers: Not allowed including Potatoes, Yams, Sweet potatoes, Arrowroot, Parsnip, Cornstarch, tapioca starch Spices: No Curry powders, Most Onion and Garlic powders are filled with anti-caking agents Weak tea or coffee, Water, Mineral Water, Club soda, Dry Wine, Gin, Rye, Scotch, Bourbon, Vodka Instant coffee, Most commercial juices, Milk, Soda Pop, Sweet Wines, Flavored Liqueurs, Brandy, Sherry Honey Sugar of any kind (Cane, Coconut, Table, etc), Agave syrup, Maple syrup, artificial sweeteners.
Nuts: Almonds, Pecans, Brazil nuts, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Cashews, Chestnuts (no additives for butters, salted mixes and flours) Legumes: Peanuts, White beans, Navy Beans, Lentils, Split Peas, Lima beans, Kidney beans, Black beans Spices: Most non-mixed spices are allowed, screen for anti-caking agents, and make sure the ingredients are listed No CEREAL GRAINS: Wheat, Barley, Corn, Rye, Oats, Rice, Buckwheat, Millet, Triticale, Bulgur, Spelt, Quinoa Not Allowed Meats: Ham, Processed Sausages, Lunch meats, Bratwurst, Turkey dogs, Hot dogs Not Allowed Vegetables: Canned are not allowed due to the usual addition of sugars, processing aids and preservative chemicals.
Not Allowed Fruits: Canned and most fruit juices are not allowed due to the common addition of sweeteners, preservatives, and processing aids.
If you saw me, you probably wouldn’t have thought that I was suffering as much as I was.
Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes and much of the grief is mental.I had amenorrhea for a couple years because my body fat was too low to function.It’s a common misconception that you have to be deathly thin to have an eating disorder.One thing I do know for sure is that I’m at a much better place than I used to be.From the age of 11 or 12, I struggled with an eating disorder until my mid-twenties.Elaine Gottschall then dedicated her life to researching the diet – gut connection.