Below is just an example of how to approach diet from our perspective; local foods may not be reflected and some people are sensitive to certain foods like nightshades.

The main goal is avoiding the "four major poisons" of "Bread, cake, pasta, and potatoes." I would add anything fried is also dangerous and understand that SUGARS are usually absorbed well before reaching the bacteria, however these carbohydrates have their own set of problems, so better to take in moderation.



BREAKFAST
option 1: Omelet with any or many of the following:
sauteed mushrooms, bell pepper, onions, tomatoes, spinach, black olives, feta cheese, corriander (cilantro), parsley, basil, starch-free sauces. Small amount of cheeses permitted; aged cheese is less provocative than fresh (soft).
option 2: Fruit; any combination of the following:
Melons, grapes, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges, (no pulp of citrus) FRUITS THAT MUST BE TESTED: Pears, apples, mangoes, peaches, nectarines, apricots, bananas. Never eat papaya, jackfruit, or similar.
option 3: All meats are safe, but not sausages with fillers and binders; check ingredients!
option 4: Scrambled eggs with proper spice
option 5: Miracle Noodle packets (these are made from mushroom flour and available online but soon locally for diabeteic use).

LUNCH
option 1: Salad; can contain tuna salad, other safe toppings, but lunch it is very important to have a SALAD with lettuce, cucumbers, celery, parsley, cilantro, balsamic vinegar with cooked almond slices, Mandarin orange slices, tarragon and oil.
option 2: Tofu steak with A1 sauce; bake extra-firm tofu seasoned with favorite spices.
option 3: Meats of any variety best not fried, but grilled.
option 4: Steamed broccoli with a little cheese, parmesan is good.
option 5: Cooked okra, with onions and some safe hot sauce or vinegar.

DINNER
Small salad should always be included fish poached or broiled, otherwise moussaka (stuffed eggplant), eggplant parmesan, lamb or chicken prepared any way, turkey, tofu steak, eggs any style on days not taken for breakfast, almond butter on celery sticks, tuna salad on cucumber slices, few raw carrots; never cooked. No cauliflower. Homemade soup; borscht, onion, vegetable (snow peas--wing peas--are the only peas that can be used, no carrots, only celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, onions, no beans), best to use bone broth but dulce or chia can be used as thickeners. Nopalis (cactus) can be used, also peppers, but no potatoes of course!

DESSERT
For people who are underweight, it is important to eat a dessert after most meals: Meringue, marzipan, safe halvah from nuts except cashews and peanuts, coconut macaroons, other cookies prepared using almond, coconut, glucomannan flour; safe flours. Caramel can never be taken!

SNACKS
This should be FIRST on the list; SNACKS are very very important in avoiding hunger. The best snack is simply raw almonds and raisins. I mix up a GORP (trail mix) of dried date chunks, walnuts, raisins, almonds, sometimes chocolate morsels. Dried figs would do, also prunes but they are too large, better to chop and dry. Dried fruit of all kinds, including "crasins;" dried cranberries and mulberries. Sometimes freeze dried foods can be found, like strawberries, boysenberries, raspberries, etc. Keep separate from anything with moisture and then mix just before eating. Throughout the day! Never get hungry for that is when we make the worst mistakes!! If You get too hungry, find amino acid glycine and take 500mg along with 8oz concord grape juice mid-morning and afternoon. Other juices can be used also but concord grape is the best.
IF IN DOUBT: TEST with iodine!! Read Carol Sinclair's book "The IBS Low-Starch Diet," and right here of course!

bon appetit

HEALTH

(additions welcome from our expert dieteers)
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