You are allowed to eat as much of these foods as you like during the Two-Week Test:
- Eggs (whites and yolk), unprocessed (real) cheeses, heavy (whipping) cream, sour cream.
- Unprocessed meats including beef, turkey, chicken, lamb, fish, shellfish and others.
- Tomato, V-8 or other vegetable juices such as carrot juice.
- Cooked or raw vegetables except potatoes and corn.
- Nuts, seeds, nut butters
- Oils, vinegar, mayonnaise, salsa, mustard and spices
- Sea salt, unless you are sodium sensitive
- All coffee and tea (if you normally drink it).
Be sure to read the ingredients for many of these foods if they are packaged, as some form of sugar is commonly added.
Foods to Avoid During the Test
You may not eat the following foods during the Two-Week Test:
- ! ! Bread, rolls, pasta, pancakes, cereal, muffins, chips, crackers, rice cakes and similar carbohydrate foods.
- ! ! Sweets, including products that contain sugar such as ketchup, honey, and many other prepared foods (read the labels).
- ! Fruits and fruit juice
- ! ! Highly processed meats such cold cuts, which often contain sugar.
- ! Potatoes (all types), corn, rice and beans.
- ! ! Milk, half-and-half and yogurt.
- ! ! So-called healthy snacks, including all energy bars and drinks.
- ! ! All soda, including so-called diet types
A Note on Alcohol
If you normally drink small to moderate amounts of alcohol, some forms are allowed during the test.
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Below are some other suggestions for eating, food preparation and dining out which may be helpful during the Two-Week Test. You may find these suggestions helpful after completing the test as well.
- Omelets, with any combination of vegetables, meats and cheeses.
- Scrambled with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.
- Scrambled with a scoop of ricotta cheese and tomato sauce.
- Boiled or poached with spinach or asparagus and hollandaise or cheese sauce.
- With bacon or other meats.
- Chef — leaf lettuce, meats, cheeses, eggs.
- Spinach — with bacon, eggs, anchovies.
- Caesar — Romaine lettuce, eggs, Parmesan cheese, anchovies.
- Any salad with chicken, tuna, shrimp or other meat or cheese.
- Extra-virgin olive oil and vinegar (balsamic, wine, apple cider). Plain or with sea salt and spices.
- Creamy — made with heavy cream, mayonnaise, garlic and spices.
Fish and Meats
- Pot roast cooked with onions, carrots and celery.
- Roasted chicken stuffed with a bulb of anise, celery and carrots.
- Chili-type dish made with fresh, chopped meat and a variety of vegetables such as diced eggplant, onions, celery, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and spices (no beans).
- Steak and eggs.
- Any meat with a vegetable and a mixed salad.
- Chicken parmigiana (not breaded or deep-fried) with a mixed salad.
- Fish (not breaded or deep-fried) with any variety of sauces and vegetables.
- Tuna melt on a bed of broccoli or asparagus
- • Plain melted butter.
- A quick cream sauce can be made by simmering heavy cream with mustard or curry powder and cayenne pepper, or any flavor of choice. It’s delicious over eggs, poultry and vegetables.
- Italian-style tomato sauce helps make a quick parmigiana out of any fish, meat or vegetables. Put this over spaghetti squash for a pasta-like dish. Or make lasagna with sliced grilled eggplant or zucchini instead of pasta.
- Hard-boiled eggs.
- Slices of fresh meat and/or cheese wrapped in lettuce.
- Vegetable juices.
- Almonds, cashews, pecans.
- Celery stuffed with nut butter or cream cheese.
- Guacamole with vegetable sticks for dipping.
- Leftovers from a previous meal.
- Let the waiter know you do not want any bread, to avoid temptation.
- Ask for an extra vegetable instead of rice or potato.
- Chinese: Steamed meat, fish or vegetables (no rice or sweet sauce).
- Continental: steak, roast beef, duck, fish or seafood.
- French: Coquille Saint-Jacques, boeuf a la Bourguignonne.
- Italian: Veal parmigiana (not breaded or deep-fried), seafood marinara.
- Avoid all fried food as it usually has breading or is coated in flour.