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Limited Carb Diet


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Limiting Carb Diet | Weightloss Control Program

FIRST STEP Duration: 14 - 21 days (Children, nursing or pregnant women begin diet using the  SECOND STEP)


HEALTHY FOODS TO EAT. Choose from among the following listed foods, pay attention to your hunger and only eat when hungry. Focus less on amounts and more on eating when hungry and stopping when full.



Broccoli onions cabbage
Carrots garlic spinach
Cucumber beets bell pepper
Celery seaweed asparagus
Green beans olives kale
Squash freshly made vegetable juice
Salads etc.
  • Vegetables may be fresh or frozen; plain or steamed. Try to avoid canned vegetables.
  • Freshly-made veggie juice – not required, but it's very healthy and adds some variety to your food selections.
  • No condiments such as salad dressings or mayonnaise. Olive oil, lemon juice, and spices are fine.
  • No potatoes or corn
  • No mushrooms
  • No soy foods
  • No bread



Fresh coconut avocado
Berries tomatoes
Grapefruit green apples
Lemons pomegranates (fresh)



Almonds pecans cashews
Walnuts hazelnuts
  • Plain nuts are best, but they may be dry roasted and/or salted. You can dry roast and salt them at home as well.
  • Avoid nuts roasted in peanut oil
  • No peanuts or pistachios



Meat (especially grass-fed)
Wild meats (not corn- supplemented)
Fish (wild or ocean fish)
Chicken eggs
Beans plain yogurt



Stevia honey agave nectar
Xylitol (hard-wood tree sylitol)



Filtered/purified water
Green tea herbal tea

Caffeinated espressos made from an espresso machine or moka/macchinetta brewers contain the lowest amount of naturally occurring mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are toxic substances produced by fungus and can be found in food storage-related mold. Green tea would be a healthier alternative, overall.

  • Carbonated water or naturally flavored carbonated water is okay
  • Do not drink milk or fruit juice
  • Avoid sugar, corn-syrup, high fructose corn syrup, and artificially flavored drinks
  • Sports drinks should be reserved for serious and professional athletes



Olive oil grape seed oil butter
Macadamia nut oil coconut oil

Use butter (especially grass-fed) instead of margarine or other substitutes.


SECOND STEP Duration: 14 - After the 21st day (Children, should start here)

Choose from among the following and start with 2 - 3 servings per week. Work your way up to 4 - 5 servings per week on the grains. You may have fruits more often. Keep the majority of your food selections from FIRST STEP.


Oatmeal is best prepared by boiling the rolled or cut oats (i.e., it's best not to use instant oatmeal)



Mozzarella feta gouda ricotta



Spelt/yeast-free spelt bread
Rice – brown or wild (in moderation)



Pears red apples kiwi mango papaya
  • Be cautious with oranges, melons, and dried fruits, which are quite high in sugar.
  • Regular consumption of fruit juice, even freshly made, should still be avoided. It's always better to eat the fruit.
  • No bananas, which have constant mold problems



Yams (Dioscorea spp.), sweet potatoes (lpomoea baatatas), butternut squash



Pintos black beans lentils



2 times per week maximum, unless you're a child, active teen or endurance athlete. In all cases, organic pasta is NOT better than conventional pasta and may, in fact, contain higher levels of mycotoxins.



  • No potatoes or corn
  • No mushrooms
  • No soy foods
  • No milk
  • No bread

During the FIRST STEP, it would be ideal to start on the HEALTHY TRINITY® probiotic - start with 1 capsule every other day or daily.

During the SECOND STEP, for children, it would be ideal to start on the BIFIDO FACTOR® powder: start with 1/4 - 1/2 tsp per day by mouth or mixed in food or water.

Adults can continue on the HEALTHY TRINITY or start with 1/2 tsp 1 - 2 times per day of BIFIDO FACTOR.


  • You might use goat's milk or rice milk for cooking certain recipes, or for making smoothies and protein drinks. Heavy cream may also be used in cooking.
  • Use either egg-white protein, brown rice protein, or pea protein for smoothies or shakes. If you are allergic to eggs, use brown rice protein powder.
  • Children and adults can get plenty of calcium from yogurt, almonds, and green, leafy vegetables, and Vitamin D from cod-liver oil. Children take approximately 1 tsp of cod liver oil per 50 lbs of body weight.
  • Slow Bowel Transit Times: Diet changes can effect gut movement, to encourage regularity follow the probiotic regimen included here and consider supplementing with Psyllium fiber. Take with a full glass of water daily.
  • Adults: If you work indoors, rarely get outside, or live in the north, then it's a good idea to supplement with 1000IU of Vitamin D3 daily. Carlson's® and Nordic Naturals® make wonderful, flavored cod-live oil.

    If you drink coffee, keep it to a minimum and avoid a lot of the sweeteners that are added to some of the specialty coffees. Caffeinated espressos made from an espresso machine or moka brewer contains the lowest amount of naturally occurring mycotoxins. Green tea would be a healthier alternative, overall.



Probiotic pioneer Natasha Trenev has been committed to formulating and manufacturing probiotics of unparalleled quality for 30 years. Natren has willingly subjected itself to the most stringent international manufacturing quality control process, undergoing extensive testing from raw materials to finished probiotic products. Your health is that important to us.


Developed in conjunction with David Holland, M.D.


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