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Table 1 Modified Atkins Diet

From: Modified Atkins diet in advanced malignancies - final results of a safety and feasibility trial within the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Food category Allowed Prohibited
Fruits None All, fresh, dried, canned.
Beverage water, diet drinks or diet sodas, liquor, black coffee, tea, tonic water, broth Wine, beer, milk, fruit juices, regular soda
Vegetables green leafy vegetables,cucumbers, celery, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, broccoli, mushrooms, onions, peppers, kale, spinach, asparagus, 5 olives a day. Carrots, Potatoes, Squash, Beans, Tomatoes, corn, peas, squash, sauerkraut
Meats and protein Beef, pork, poultry, turkey, lamb, venison, game fowl, fish, clams, lobster, shrimp, scallops, deli meats, bacon, lunchmeat, eggs, sliceable cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, block cheese Breaded meats or breaded fish products, soft cheeses, processed cheese products, milk, yogurt
Miscellaneous Salt, pepper, spices, splenda, aspartame
Oil, lemon juice, ghee, coconut oil, butter, full cream, nuts (small amounts), pork rinds, canola oil, real mayonnaise, oils (limit to 2 T or <4 g of carbohydrate
Oil based salad dressings
Sugar, honey, molasses, sugar alcohols, juices, maple syrup, catsup, prepared salad dressings with added sugar, fructose, corn syrup, sugar free candy or chocolates fat free dressing, low fat dairy products, peanut butter, ice cream, chips, cream based dressings
Breads, pastries and cereals None All rice, cereals, grains, breads, flour products, popcorn, chips, pretzels, pancakes, muffins, bagels, waffles cakes, pies.