The Hypoglycemia/ Carb Intolerant Diet foods

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Diets For Hypoglycemia/ Carb Intolerance Syndrome
by R. Paul St. Amand, M.D.

Both these diets work to correct hypoglycemic (blood sugar) symptoms. Choose the strict diet to lose weight or the liberal diet (along with the strict diet foods) to maintain weight.

You must do the appropriate diet AS WRITTEN for two months, without cheating. At that point, if you are on the liberal diet you can start to experiment with forbidden foods to see what you can tolerate. 

 Each hypoglycemic’s tolerance for listed foods will vary. Judge your tolerance level by how you feel and adjust your intake of foods accordingly.

The Strict Diet:
Choose any foods from the following list

All meats except cold cuts that contain sugars or dextrose; All fowl and game; All fish and shellfish.
Eggs; Any natural cheese (bleu, roquefort, cheddar, cream, gouda, swiss, etc;) Cream (heavy and sour;) Cottage and Ricotta (1/2 cup limit per day;) Butter; Margarine.
Fresh coconut; Avocado (limit 1/2 per day;) Cantaloupe (limit 1/4 per day;) Strawberries (limit 6-8 per day;) Lime or Lemon juice for flavoring (limit 2 tsp. per day.)
Asparagus; Bean Sprouts; Broccoli; Brussels sprouts; Cabbage (limit 1 cup per day); Cauliflower; Celery Root (celeriac;) Celery; Chard; Chicory; Chinese cabbage (limit 2 cups per day;) Chives; Cucumber; Daikon (long, white radish;) Eggplant; Endive; Escarole; Fennel Bulb; Greens (Mustard, Beet, Collard etc;) Jicama; Kale; Leeks; Lettuce (any type;) Mushrooms; Okra; Olives; Parsley; Peppers (green, red, yellow, etc;) Pickles (dill, sour, limit one per day;) Pimiento; Radicchio; Radish; Rhubarb; Sauerkraut; Scallions (green onions;) Spinach; Squash (yellow or summer only;) String beans (green or yellow;) Snow peas; Soy Beans, Tomatoes (not sauce or paste); Water Chestnuts; Watercress; Zucchini.
NUTS (limit 12 per day)
Almond; Brazil; Butternut; Filbert; Hazel; Hickory; Macadamia; Pecan; Pistachio; Sunflower seeds (small handful); Walnut.
Sugar-free Jell-O with NutraSweet; Custard (made with cream and artificial sweetener.)
Club soda; Decaffeinated coffee; Decaffeinated tea; Caffeine-free diet sodas.
All herbs and spices including seeds (fresh or dried); All imitation flavorings; Horseradish; Sugar-free sauces such as Hollandaise, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Ketchup; Sugar-free salad dressings; Oil and Vinegar (all types;) Worcestershire sauce.
All fats; Caviar; Tofu.
Alcohol (most hypoglycemics can tolerate one drink after two months on the diet – use discretion as individual tolerance levels vary;) Baked beans; Refried beans; Black-eyed peas (cow peas); Bananas; Lima beans; Potatoes; Corn; Dried fruits & Fruit juices; Barley; Rice; Pasta (all types;) Flour and Corn Tortillas; Tamales; Sweets of any kind; 
Products which contain Dextrose, Glucose, Hexitol, Lactose, Maltose, Sucrose, Honey, Corn Syrup, Agave Syrup, Rice and Cane Sweeteners, Fructose, Corn Syrup, Food Starch, Caffeine.

The Liberal Diet:

You may add the following foods to the strict diet:

(limit: one piece of fruit every four hours. No fruit juices.)
Apples; Apricots; Blackberries (1/2 cup limit;) Blueberries (1/2 cup limit;) Boysenberries; Casaba melon (1 wedge limit;) Grapefruit; Honeydew melon (1 wedge limit;) Lemons; Limes; Nectarines; Oranges; Papaya; Peaches; Pears; Plums; Raspberries; Strawberries; Tangerines; Tomato juice; Tomato sauce or paste; V8 Juice.
VEGETABLES-remove limit from strict side
Artichokes; Beets; Carrots; Onions; Peas; Pumpkin; Winter squash; Hubbard squash; Turnips; Rutabagas, Spaghetti squash.
NUTS–no limit
Cashews; Peanuts; Soy Nuts.
Whole, Non-fat, Low-fat milk and buttermilk, unsweetened yogurt.
Sugarless diet puddings (1/2 cup a day limit)
Three slices a day of sugar-free white, whole wheat, sourdough or light rye. No more than two slices at one time.
Corn tortillas (2 only per day;) Carob powder; Flour (gluten or soy only;) Gravy made with gluten or soy flour only;) Popped popcorn (one cup only;) Sugar-free cereals (puffed rice, shredded wheat, oatmeal etc;) Wheat germ.

If cholesterol is a problem, avoid cold cuts (except turkey,) cheese, cream, solid margarine, hollandaise sauce, and macadamia nuts. Use egg whites or Egg Beaters instead of whole eggs. Use liquid margarine only. Nuts should be dry roasted only. Trim all visible fat from meats and remove skin from poultry. Use canola or olive oil.

This diet is not meant to be used as to make a medical diagnosis.  Please consult your own physician before making any changes to your current diet, medications or treatment. Prior to commencing any diet R. Paul St. Amand M.D. recommends a basic work-up that includes a thyroid test, blood count, blood glucose screening and testing for any conditions that may mimic blood sugar abnormalities. 

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18 Responses to The Hypoglycemia/ Carb Intolerant Diet foods

  1. Annie Chapman says:

    Hi Christine,

    I was in the process of doing a strict Candida-fighting diet when I learned of the guaifenesin protocol and the HG diet. It turns out they jibe nicely. I learned from my Candida research that Stevia is an extremely good sweetener for regulating blood sugar. I cannot have any other sweetener because it feeds Candida. I would suggest it as a healthier choice than Splenda, which some people have intestinal problems with. You also only need a teeny, teeny bit of Stevia to sweeten. Just a suggestion if you wanted to check it out.


    • Christine says:

      HI Annie!

      Oh yes! this is great advice, thank you!!
      I did the Candida diet a few times over the years too, and it always helped so much! Now I know it was because of HG! Just glad I found the thing that WORKS!

      The Stevia that I have tried is always so bitter, even in the smallest pinch, bleh! I must be buying the wrong kind or something 😛 I guess it’s time to give it another try 🙂

  2. sheila says:

    hello Christine…i was diagnosed in 2013 with breast cancer but I was already exhibiting terrible signs of fibromyalgia..i am now on the guafenesin protocol..and I have been so encouraged by YOU….sincerely, Sheila

  3. Mary Nagle says:

    I am way past menopause, but for the last couple months I’ve been having occasional hot flashes and sometimes night sweats. Could I be HG? I don’t have any acute symptoms.

  4. Mary Nagle says:

    Is it safe for those on guai protocol to use essential oils in a diffuser?

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