You don't have to cut out carbs completely, if they're not a problem for you (i.e., you're having weird reactions, you've got issues with candida, etc). Speaking of the candida, make sure you're on some good probiotics, while you treat. Others will have suggestions as to how you can avoid a problem with that as well. I'm not much of an expert.
But, no, carbs can stay, right, guys? The healthy ones anyway. Again, unless you've got a problem with the carbs, sugars from fruit, you don't want to rid yourself of them entirely. Opinions will vary, but I feel like a balanced diet is best.
Though, burgers and french fries, I wouldn't, if you want to be serious about
your healing. But, I've seen some say that cheat meals are necessary, sometimes, to keep your sanity, if you can handle it. I only ate bad, when I got hopeless and gave up on getting better. Other than that, I ate as healthy as possible.
I've found that you sort of get used to the recommended diet, when it comes to Lyme, if you just stick with it.
Things like chicken with certain seasonings, oils, marinades, pinto beans with avocado, brown rice, apples, stuff like that, those things became junk food for me. I miss them dearly, as does my body.
Sure, I miss stuff like pizza, ice cream, Mexican, Chinese, all that yum stuff too. The holidays are always a sad time, all the good food. But, darn, I'd settle for what I mentioned before, the otherwise healthy stuff, eat it for life, and be happy, if I could.
Anyway, no, don't deprive yourself, at least not of healthy options, unless you absolutely have to.
edit: I'm sure someone else will be along eventually to provide you with more clear direction. Figured I'd try though. Sorry if wasn't much help.
Post Edited (NotQuiteAntonio) : 9/22/2015 3:41:43 PM (GMT-6)