I tried a gluten free and sugar free diet once to test for a gluten allergy. The list of foods I was allowed to eat was similar the list posted here. It is very hard to comply with at first. I think most Americans are addicted to sugar and carbs.
The best tip I can give is to have the "right" food on hand in easy, grab n go fashion. When a craving hit, that last thing I wanted to do was wait around while putting together a healthy meal or snack. It's also hard when the rest of the family has their junk food all around.
I will say, though, that when I did follow a healthy, very low sugar diet, I did feel a lot better.
Dear Moonmatrix; If I ever get to stay in one place for more than 6 months, it would be possible for me also to improve my diet. I feel like Forest Gump's ping pong ball. I have been almost a gypsy of sorts for quite some time. not my choice. Just kinda go where the wind blows. I also am on a very tight, no, an impossible budget. They figure out the minimum ammt. needed to survive and give you 60% of it. I am on Disability, I would love to be able to work, but with my meds paid for, to replace that I'd have to have a high powered, high stress job.
Today, I had my Dad out for a drive. We were only out for about two hours max. Dad has a brain tumour so I have to make sure he's belted in properly, doesn't wander off, much like a toddler. Plus I brought the dog along as he loves to see her. however, after only that expedition, I nearly could not drive home. I was just able to make it, got in the house, fell into bed and literally passed out for 2 hours. And, I did sleep ok last night. It was like a wave of fatique just washed me away. How am I going to hold down a job if I collapse at 2 PM.