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Phase 2 Foods

After 2 to 4 weeks on Phase 1, you can start adding the foods in the left column back into your diet.


Continue to eat a variety of foods and eat sensible portions. Calories do count.  This list is subject to change as I continue to learn more about eating for good health.

Continue to enjoy all foods in Phase 1, and you can add the following foods back into your diet




You can add another serving per day of dairy products, including soy “dairy,” for a total of 24 oz. daily



- Beets

- Carrots

- Parsnips

- Pumpkin

- Rutabaga

- Sweet potatoes

- Turnips

- Yams

All of the above are root veggies except pumpkin. Root veggies are higher in starch than other veggies. The addition of fat with these can slow down the rate of digestion.



Eat 2 to 3 servings daily, and eat the sweeter fruits in moderation

- Apple

- Apricot

- Banana

- Grapes

- Guava

- Kiwi

- Mango

- Melons except for watermelon

- Peach

- Orange

- Papaya

- Passion fruit

- Pear

- Plum

- Pomegranate

- Tangelo

- Tangerine



- Canned fruit on the above list that is water or juice packed, only if drained and rinsed; however, fresh is better as it has enzymes (enzymes are destroyed by the canning process)

- Frozen fruits are okay as they retain enzymes during the freezing process



Eat in moderation, and only if there are no added sugars

- apricots

- figs

- prunes

- other dried fruits without added sugar—read labels for sugar content

See product label for serving size.



All grains should be eaten in limited quantities, and preferably with no added sugars of any kind, and at least 3 grams of fiber per serving as listed on the product's nutrition label:

- 100 percent whole wheat and whole grain breads

- Sprouted breads (such as Ezekiel and Essene breads)

- Amaranth

- Barley

- Buckwheat

- Kamut

- Kasha

- Millet

- Oatmeal (regular only)

- Quinoa

- Rice, brown only

- Spelt



- Jams and jellies sweetened with sugar substitutes

- Sweet pickle relish with sugar substitute


Continue to avoid these foods



Avoid brisket, jerky, liver, rib steaks, prime rib and other fatty cuts, hot dogs, sausage



Avoid all pork products (including chops, roasts, ham, bacon, Canadian bacon, sausage, hot dogs, etc.)

See Tips About Foods page for more information.




- Chicken wings and legs;

- Dark meat chicken and turkey (including wings and thighs);

Avoid or use sparingly:

- Processed poultry products (including hot dogs, chicken or turkey bacon, turkey salami, chicken or turkey sausage

- Goose



- Avoid all fried, breaded fish

- Avoid all shellfish* (including crab, clams, oyster, mussels, lobster, shrimp, scallops, crawfish)

- Avoid catfish, shark, eel, squid 

See Tips About Foods page for more information.



- Avoid corned beef, ham, hot dogs

- Avoid any meat cured with honey or sugar

- Avoid those processed with nitrates/nitrites



- Avoid all full fat cheeses

- Avoid cheeses that contain added sugars, such as Velveeta Light



Avoid all full-fat dairy, including ice cream, milk, and yogurt


- Corn (corn is actually a grain)

- Iceberg lettuce

- White potatoes

- Tomatoes, canned stewed (these have added sugars)



- pineapple

- watermelon



Avoid these grains and starchy foods:

- Anything made with white flour, including breads, crackers, waffles, pasta, pastries, cakes, cookies, etc.

- Rice, white

- Oatmeal (instant type)

- Corn and grits

- Popcorn




- canned fruits in syrup

- all fruit juices

- raisins

- dates

- any dried fruit with added sugars



- Any partially hydrogenated oil

- Margarines with partially hydrogenated oil (trans fats)

- Lard

- Shortening

- Corn oil, cottonseed oil, safflower oil, soybean oil, and sunflower oil

See Controversies About Foods page for more information.

Note: Corn oil and soybean oil have Omega-6 fatty acids, which aggravate inflammation



- sugar

- honey

- molasses

- syrups (except for sugar free)




- All-fruit spreads (100% fruit)

- Jams and jellies with sugars

- Salad dressings with added sugars

- Sweet pickles and sweet relishes

- Whipped toppings such as Cool Whip (it's basically nothing but hydrogenated oils and sugars in the form of corn syrup)



Avoid any that have added sugars such as sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, molasses, honey



Fruit juices

Any drinks containing added sugars


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Recipe Pages—All Phases (1, 2, and 3)

Phase 1 List of Foods to Enjoy and Foods to Avoid

    Phase 1 Breakfasts Phase 1 Lunches 

 Phase 1 Main Dishes—Beef Phase 1 Main Dishes—Chicken Phase 1 Main Dishes—Fish 

 Phase 1 Main Dishes—Turkey Phase 1 Main Dishes—Meatless 

 Phase 1 Vegetables Phase 1 Legumes

Phase 1 Soups with Meat Phase 1 Soups—Meatless

Phase 1 Salads—Main Phase 1 Salads—Side Phase 1 Salad Dressings

 Phase 1 Desserts Phase 1 Snacks


Recipe Pages—Phases 2 and 3

Phase 2 List of Foods to Enjoy and Foods to Avoid

Phase 2 Breakfasts Phase 2 Lunches 

 Phase 2 Main Dishes—Beef Phase 2 Main Dishes—Chicken Phase 2 Main Dishes—Fish 

 Phase 2 Main Dishes—Turkey Phase 2 Main Dishes—Meatless 

 Phase 2 Main Dishes—Pasta ~  Phase 2 Legumes & Grains

Phase 2 Vegetables Phase 2 Soups-Meat ~ Phase 2 Soups-Meatless

  Phase 2 Salads—Main Phase 2 Salads—Side Phase 2 Salad Dressings

Phase 2 Desserts ~  Phase 2 Snacks Phase 2 Breads & Bread Products


Recipe Pages—Phase 3

Phase 3 List of Foods to Enjoy and Foods to Avoid

Phase 3 Breakfasts 

Phase 3 Main Dishes—Beef Phase 3 Main Dishes—Fish ~  Phase 3 Main Dishes—Turkey  

 Phase 3 Vegetables ~  Phase 3 Salads—Side Phase 3 Salads—Main Phase 3 Salad Dressings

 Phase 3 Desserts Phase 3 Snacks Phase 3 Breads & Bread Products


Miscellaneous Recipe Categories

(Phase listed under recipe title)

Bean Salads Crock Pot Deviled Eggs and Egg Salads   Drinks, Shakes, Smoothies

Eggnog ~  Guacamole Salsa Hummus and other Bean Dips and Spreads

Marinades, Mixes, Sauces, Seasonings

Potlucks, Parties, Holidays, Appetizers  ~  Sandwiches


Tips, Links, Menu Planning Chart, & Miscellaneous Pages

Tips for Beginners General Tips for Everyone ~  Tips About Specific Foods

Tips on Reading Nutrition Labels ~  Tips about Exercise

Food Combining ~ 2005 Government Guidelines for Diet and Exercise

  Links to other diet and health Web sites Download 7-Day Menu Planner

Low Carb Products Protein in our Diets Top Antioxidant Food Charts

Controversies About Foods Weight Loss Cartoons

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