Low-Carb Diet Plan - Found this list in Gary Taubes' book Good Calories, Bad Calories to be about right. He culled it from Herman Taller and and Robert Atkins. More-or-less how I am eating. I'm basically avoiding any processed foods and oils, though I do eat Leo Galland's Omega Blast Granola in the morning. In fact, I really love many of the recipes from Leo Galland's Fat Resistance Diet.

Foods to avoid

  1. Bread and everything else made with flour
  2. Cereals
  3. White rice
  4. Potatoes and all other white root vegetables
  5. Foods containing processed sugar or fructose
  6. All candy or sweets

Foods to eat as much as you want

  1. Meat, fish, poultry
  2. All green vegetables
  3. Eggs
  4. Cheese
  5. Fresh fruit (but avoid/eat in moderation bananas and grapes)

My diet rules

  1. Eat any and all unprocessed meats, fruits, veggies (except potatoes & starchy veggies).
  2. Avoid all processed foods (as much as possible): carbs/sugars, meats, oils.
  3. Extra virgin, cold-press olive oil and sesame seed oils are okay, but avoid highly processed oils in general.
  4. Milk, cheese, butter are fine.
  5. Eggs are fine, though hard-boiled preferred over fried (due to oxidation).
  6. Avoid eating 12 hours after last meal of the day (the gap between dinner one day and breakfast the next), but...
  7. NEVER GO HUNGRY! So if you become very hungry within that 12 hour, post dinner window, eat.
  8. DON'T STRESS about your eating. If you crave a sweet or other forbidden food, occasionally indulge AND enjoy! Life is short.

This diet approach has worked very well for me. Lost about 25-30 lbs. in two months and have stabilized to a comfortable, healthy weight. I don't feel like I'm sacrificing anything important. And since I don't stress about it, when I decide to stray from the rules, I don't feel any guilt and self-loathing. I know my next meal will be on track, so I don't sweat it.

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
by Gary Taubes
Good Calories, Bad Calories
by Gary Taubes

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