The daily recommended intake of protein is 50 g. Try to obtain protein from non-meat sources as well- ex. soy, tofu, lentils, beans, nuts.Lean meat from fish, turkey, chicken, goat, lamb is acceptable. Beef is difficult to digest for many. Avoid all types of pork and processed meats such as hot dogs and bologna.
The FDA recommends that approx. 60% of your daily calories should come from carbohydrates. The key is to remember that carbohydrate consumption should come predominantly from complex carbohydrates, not simple carbohydrates. This means whole grains should be consumed, not refined sugar, white flour products, white rice, white pasta, most cold cereals, etc. The daily recommended intake for fiber, an essential type of complex carbohydrate, is 25 g. Good sources of fiber are whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruit, bran, nuts, seeds and lentils.
Eat approximately 5-6 servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruits every day!!Avoid canned fruits or vegetables due to preservatives and chemical additives.
If lactose intolerance is not present, then acceptable dairy products include organic cow’s milk, goat’s milk, certain cheeses, unsweetened yogurt, boiled or poached eggs, nonfat cottage cheese, and kefir. Unacceptable dairy products include pasteurized and artificially colored cheeses, ice cream, and excessive consumption of regular cow’s milk.
Unacceptable oils include all saturated fats, hydrogenated oils (including margarine & shortening), and fried oils. Acceptable oils are cold-pressed oils from canola, soybean, olive, flax and/or safflower.
Acceptable beverages are filtered water, herbal teas, fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Unacceptable beverages are any alcoholic drinks, coffee, sodas, and artificially sweetened drinks.
Minimize consumption of processed foods that contain man-made food additives, preservatives, colors, and flavor enhancers (ex. MSG). Eliminate all artificial sweeteners (ex. NutraSweet, Sweet-n-Low, Splenda).