Foods to Avoid on the Intermittent Fasting Diet

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Filed Under: Weight Loss, Mini-Fast With Exercise
Last Reviewed 02/16/2014

Foods to Avoid on the Intermittent Fasting Diet

While on my mini-fast with exercise program, also known as an intermittent fasting diet, (or most any diet), you'll want to avoid the following high-glycemic foods whenever possible.

Foods to Avoid During an Intermittent Fasting Diet

  • Bagels
  • Biscuits
  • Bread
  • Breakfast bars
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Cake
  • Candy
  • Chips
  • Chocolate
  • Cold cereals
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Croissants
  • Danishes
  • Dates
  • Dinner rolls
  • Doughnuts
  • English muffins
  • French toast (sprouted grain is okay)
  • Hash browns
  • Honey
  • Ice cream
  • Jams and jellies
  • Juice (Low-Sodium V-8 is okay)  
  • Matzo
  • Milk (a little in coffee is okay)
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Pasta salad
  • Pastries
  • Pita bread
  • Popcorn
  • Potatoes
  • Pretzels
  • Rice
  • Rice cakes
  • Sodas
  • Specialty coffee drinks
  • Sports drinks
  • Sugar
  • Syrup
  • Toast (one slice of sprouted-grain is okay)
  • Tortillas
  • Tortilla chips
  • Waffles
  • Yams
  • Yogurt, sweetened

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