The Red List

Red foods contain all the foods to avoid as they will be high carbohydrate foods (e.g. potatoes, rice).

I strongly suggest you avoid all the items on this list, or, at best, eat them very occasionally and restrict the amount when you do. They will do nothing to help you in your attempt to reach your goal.

Note, C = Cups, t = Teaspoons all other measurements are in numbers.

BAKED GOODS

All flours from grains – wheat flour, cornflour, rye flour, barley flour, pea flour, rice flour etc

  • All forms of bread
  • All grains – wheat, oats, barley, rye, amaranth, quinoa, teff etc
  • Beans (dried)
  • “Breaded” or battered foods
  • Brans
  • Breakfast cereals, muesli, granola of any kind
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn products – popcorn, polenta, corn thins, maize
  • Cakes, biscuits, confectionery
  • Couscous
  • Crackers, cracker breads
  • Millet
  • Pastas, noodles
  • Rice
  • Rice cakes
  • Sorghum
  • Spelt
  • Thickening agents such as gravy powder, maize starch or stock cubes

BEVERAGES

  • Beer, cider
  • Fizzy drinks (sodas) of any description other than carbonated water
  • Lite, zero, diet drinks of any description

DAIRY / DAIRY RELATED

  • Cheese spreads, commercial spreads
  • Coffee creamers
  • Commercial almond milk
  • Condensed milk
  • Fat-free anything
  • Ice cream
  • Puddings
  • Reduced-fat cow’s milk
  • Rice milk
  • Soy milk

FATS

  • All seed oils (safflower, sunflower, canola, grapeseed, cottonseed, corn)
  • Chocolate
  • Commercial sauces, marinades and salad dressings

  • Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils including margarine, vegetable oils, vegetable fats

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

  • Fruit juice of any kind
  • Vegetable juices (other than home-made with Green list vegetables)

STARCHY VEGETABLES

  • Beetroots
  • Legumes
  • Parsnips
  • Peanuts
  • Peas
  • Potatoes (regular)

GENERAL

  • All fast food
  • All processed food
  • Any food with added sugar such as glucose, dextrose etc

SWEETENERS

  • Agave anything
  • Artificial sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfame K, saccharin, sucralose, Splenda)
  • Cordials
  • Dried fruit
  • Fructose
  • Honey (except for 1 t on the Amber list)
  • Malt
  • Sugar
  • Sugared or commercially pickled foods with sugar

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