The following diet is recommended for all patients to improve health. This diet may be modified at appointments based on specific health concerns. Above all else, try to eat whole, unprocessed food, preferably fresh and organic.
- Consume dense protein three times daily, in a portion approximately the size of your palm. This includes chicken, beef, lamb, pork, fish, and eggs.
- Eat as many fresh vegetables as you would like! Try to include variation in your vegetables, to eat the rainbow!
- Eat fresh fruit in between meals. Try to eat fruits that are in season.
- Fats are important for health and absorption of many vitamins; however, in today’s society, many people consume too many processed, unnatural vegetable oils. Stay away from margarine, vegetable oil, corn oil, soy oil, canola oil, safflower oil, crisco, and pam.
- Be especially careful to avoid hydrogenated oils and trans fats.
- DO EAT: Olive oil, butter, and avocados.
- As a general rule, try to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces, unless specified otherwise by your doctor.
- A small snack can be eaten every 2 hours to maintain stable blood sugar. Snacks should be composed of fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins, and fats.
Foods to minimize
- Wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and sugar. (Eggs and butter are not considered dairy.)
- Some people tolerate small amounts of these foods better than others, depending on their level of health.
- Any known food sensitivities.