Food Choices

Eat all you like

Meat: Any type of meat, including beef, lamb, pork, deer, bison, and chicken. The best part is that you can eat the fat on the meat, as well as, the skin on the chicken. Choose organic or grass fed meat if you are able to, as this type is the healthiest variety.

Fish and Shellfish: All kinds of fish are good. Salmon, mackerel, tuna, mahi-mahi, shark, tilapia, swai, sardines, herring, swordfish, or other wild caught fish. Do not add any breading and stay away from the, unhealthy, farm raised variety.

Eggs: All kinds and prepared how you like them. Boiled, fried, poached, scrambled, over easy, or omelets. The best eggs are organic or pasture raised.

Natural Fat and High-Fat Sauces: butter and cream makes your food taste better and you will feel more satisfied. If you buy the sauces in the store, check the ingredients and make sure there is no added sugar. Coconut oil, olive oil, ghee, and pure bacon fat are great.

Vegetables: All kinds of cabbage, such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, olives, spinach, mushrooms, cucumber, lettuce, avocado, onions, peppers, and tomatoes. In addition, bok choy, celery, asparagus, cucumber, kale, collard, and zucchini are great.

Dairy products: Choose full-fat options like real butter, cream, sour cream, Greek yogurt and high-fat cheeses. Be careful with regular milk and skim milk as they contain milk sugar. Avoid flavored, sugary and low-fat products.

Nuts: Cashews, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, pecans, and coconuts. No Peanuts or legumes.

Berries: Okay in moderation, like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and boysenberries. It is perfectly fine to buy the frozen variety, just check the ingredients to make sure there is NO added sugar.

Dark chocolate: Once in a while is acceptable. Needs to be 70% cocao or higher.

Wine or alcohol: In moderation. Any cocktails must not contain sugar.

Avoid completely

Sugar: The key to a healthy start and new beginning. Cut out all soft drinks, candy, juices, flavored drinks, sport drinks, chocolate, cakes, cookies, buns, donuts, pastries, ice cream, cereal, granola, energy or protein bars. NO added artificial sweeteners.

For a sweet taste, ONLY use Truvia, stevia, xylitol, or erythritol. Very little effect on blood sugar.

Starches: Bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, French-fries, potato chips, granola, or oatmeal. Sweet potatoes can also elevate blood sugar and not good initially.

Margarine: No. Linked to inflammation, allergies, and asthma

Beer: No. Converted to sugar in your body.

Fruit: Citrus should initially be avoided. High sugar content. It is considered natural candy. In addition, apples, grapes, mangos, papaya, dates, kiwi, bananas, pears, melons, dried fruit and jams are prohibited.

Water, coffee and tea are encouraged and recommended.

9 thoughts on “Food Choices

    • Yes, they did. But our ancestors did not have all the processed carbohydrates in their diet to massively elevate his or her blood sugar.

      There is no nutritional value of exogenous carbohydrates other than those found in fruits and vegetables. In someone trying to keep their blood sugar down, sticking with fruit that has a low glycemic index is best. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and citrus.

  1. Please explain why we should avoid the long list of fruit you have listed here. What fruit can we eat? Also, why is it recommended that fruit should not be eaten with other foods?

  2. Dr. C,
    I want to follow YOUR advice, not other Doctors who also espouse High Fat/Low Carb lifestyles (notice I wrote ‘lifestyles’ not just ‘diet’) because you make more sense. I don’t want to mix eating/drinking plans with other Doctor’s views. I have read the many other Doctor’s ideas that eating grain fed beef or chicken or whatever is poison in our system since the beef, when ingested is just like eating grain thus destroying the whole concept. What is your opinion of this?

    I also am limited on what I drink since I don’t drink coffee. Tea is okay if I added the dreaded artificial sweeteners (which I have cut out) and water is fine sometimes but tastes terrible with many foods like eggs. What can I drink? Is it okay to drink the water and maybe squeeze some lemon juice in it followed by Stevia? Please help.

    I personally know your are a brilliant surgeon! This information coming from a family member working with you. In Dr. C I trust!

    Thank you in advance Doctor and expect more questions in the future.

    Kindest regards,

    • thank you for the kind words. I try to eat the best meat I can. In other words, grass-fed. It is more expensive and the main food stuff to avoid is sugar, in ALL forms. In addition, grains and wheat need to be curtailed. There is no nutritional value of exogenous carbohydrates. If I buy grain fed meat, I look for the LEANEST cut without the fat, as that is where all the bad stuff is stored.
      Grass-fed, I inhale the fat!!

  3. OOOPS, sorry. I meant to say you are a brilliant surgeon. I wrote ‘your’ instead of you’re. I know either way that you won’t be insulted. : )

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