1) Gluten and refined sugar (as the name of this blog suggests)
2) Dairy since I noticed a couple of weeks ago it seemed to be causing me lots of skin problems
3) Eggs - I'm trailing removing those too for a while - they appear to be causing some nasty skin eruptions too - my skin is way better since I dropped dairy, but still not how it should be. Possibly the problem is just that since I went gluten and sugar free I've eaten way more eggs than normally, especially as our hens are laying flat out. Maybe my body just needs a break from them.
4) Pepper and strong spices - due to my salicylate intolerance. I can handle the occasional little bit of something, but can't have spices as a regular part of meals.
So what DO I eat?? I joked with a friend yesterday I'll soon be on the "L diet"- lettuce, leeks, lemons, lentils, lamb and not much else ;-). But no, it's not as bad as all that. Overall, when I want to lose weight, I find it is easiest to have a basic eating plan to stick to, varying the meals within it, but following the same basic routine. Mine looks something like this:
Dinner: mostly meat/chicken/fish and vege based, though sometimes a soup instead. I try to include a variety of different veges as possible, and favour pumpkin or sweet potato instead of potatoes. We use rice occasionally, but not often as my daughter cannot have it. Sometimes I serve a fresh salad or cole slaw with dinner. Other times it is simply steamed broccoli, green beans, or silverbeet.