I have been doing this since last April and have gotten off my insulin as well as my Avadia and lost weight, too! I generally just eat meats, fish, eggs and cheeses for protein. All true veggies and salad greens are fine, just no grains (i.e. corn, farina, rice, wheat) or potatoes. Fruits, especially Vitamin C ones are good in moderation.
Basically, if a food comes in a box or was manufactured in a factory then I don't eat it. This takes care of over 80% of the grocery store, mostly items that have been invented since the 1940's. If you eliminate the bread aisle, snack aisle, and baking ingredient aisle, then all you have left is fresh and canned veggies, fresh fruits, meats, cheeses and fish as well as nuts and nut butters.
These basic foods feed your body much better and help keep sugars in line without any guilt. If I want to go for a special treat it's one half cup of icecream in a small cocktail glass eaten with a baby spoon. I do this about once a week. I also eat sugar free popcicles and diet soda but many here do not. Hope this helps.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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