Q. What should be the diet plan for eliminating processed foods from the diet?

Answered by
Sanchari Majumder
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 25, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have become very worried about artificial sweeteners, GMOs, and processed foods very recently. I am 19 years old and have been eating heavily processed food for as long as I can remember. I am now worried that I will have health problems in the future. I plan to cut out all these bad things and start eating healthier immediately but I am still worried for my health later on with heart, digestive, respiratory, cancerous, and diabetes issues. Currently, I take the tablets Zoloft, Prilosec, Lopressor, and Zyrtec.



Welcome to

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Alternative foods are mentioned below.

1. Early morning around 7 am, have 1 glass of lukewarm water with half lemon and a pinch of cinnamon powder.

2. Around 7.15 am, have green tea with four almonds.

3. At 8.30 am, you can have your breakfast which can include dal with a boiled vegetable soup bowl and 2 egg whites.

4. Midmorning around 11 am, you can have a fruit (apple, orange, guava, or pear).

5. For lunch at 1.30 pm you can have two multigrain chapatis with vegetable curry and fish or chicken curry 100 gm or soybean curry.

6. For evening snacks at 5.30 pm you can have vegetable or chicken stew half a bowl or popcorn.

7. For dinner at 9 pm: Chicken or vegetable stew bowl (150 gm) with a plate of salad (3 days a week).

My advice:

1. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

2. Avoid fast foods and sugary products such as chocolates and ice cream.

3. Regular exercise is a must. You can go for a morning walk for 20 minutes.

4. Monitor your sugar level regularly.

5. Drinks lots of water (8 to 10 glasses daily).

6. Do not overeat.

7. Manage your stress.

8. Use less oil during cooking (try to use rice bran oil).

9. Sleep for at least 8 hours.

Hope this helps.

Thank you and take care.

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