If your intention is weight loss, the following may be consumed with no limitations:


  • Broccoli.
  • Beans.
  • Avocados.
  • Carrotts.
  • Zucchinis.
  • Eggplants.
  • Onions.
  • Garlic.
  • Cauliflower.
  • Lettuce.
  • Tomatoes.
  • Spring onions.
  • Asian vegetables (e.g.: pak choy / bok choy).
  • Capsicum.
  • Cucumbers.
  • Radishes.
  • Red meat – including Beef, Lamb, Pork, Rabbit etc.
  • Poultry – including chicken, turkey, duck, goose, quail, pheasant etc.
  • Fish – including (fresh and saltwater species) salmon, tuna, white fish, sardines, herring etc.
  • Molluscs – including oysters, scallops, mussels, cockles, snails, abalone, octopus, squid, cuttlefish etc.
  • Crustaceans – including prawns / shrimps, crabs, lobsters, crayfish, krill etc.
  • Eggs.
  • Olives.
  • Nuts – including pecan, brazil, macadamia, hazlenut, walnut, peanut, almond, pine, pistachio, cashew.
  • Nut based spreads (no added sugar) – including peanut butter, almond butter, etc.
  • Oils – including extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, walnut oil etc.
  • Yoghurt.
  • Cream – including pouring cream, sour cream, crème fraîche.
  • Butter.
  • Cheese – including all naturally produced cheeses such as cheddar, tasty, swiss, gouda, fetta, ricotta, mozarella, cottage, brie, camembert, roquefort, gorgonzola, stilton etc. (Avoid processed, ‘light’, or flavoured cheeses).
  • Orange – recommend 1 a day (for recommended daily intake of Vitamin C).

Most fruit is not on this list, as it is high in natural sugars.


  • Water.
  • Black coffee.
  • Green tea.
  • Black tea – only if you find either black coffee or green tea unacceptable.
  • Milk – a dash of milk (including soy milk) in any beverage is acceptable if it means that without the milk you would not be able to drink it.
  • A small glass or two of red or white wine with your evening meal. Alternatively, a single shot of spirit.

Please note: This list is not necessarily comprehensive.