Acceptable Foods List


I'm always asked about which plant foods are and aren't acceptable for weight loss, so here's a list of Ryan Adams-approved foods!

Taken from Natural Foods: The Only Diet You Need.
Starchy Staples
Quinoa
Wholewheat couscous
Buckwheat
Sweetcorn 
Bulgur 
Millet
Rice pasta
Corn pasta
Whole wheat bread
Sweet potatoes
Parsnips 
Carrots
Yams
Butternut squash 
Pumpkin
Green Peas
Black eyed peas
Split peas
Eggplant  
Rice noodles 
Bean noodles
Udon noodles
Mung beans
Pinto beans
Green lentils 
Red lentils
Brown lentils 
Healthy cereals
Corn cakes 
Rice cakes 
Low fat crackers 
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Fruits
Bananas
Watermelon
Papaya
Mango
Raspberries 
Strawberries
Blueberries 
Blackberries
Cherries
Kiwi
Pineapple 
Apricots 
Figs
Grapefruit 
Nectarines
Tangerines
Peaches
Plums 
Tomato
Dried fruit: apricots, prunes, dates (eat sparingly)
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Vegetables
Asparagus
Broccoli 
Cauliflower
Spinach 
Red cabbage
Green cabbage
Lettuce
Yellow peppers
Green peppers 
Celery
Mushrooms
Cucumber
Beetroot
Garlic
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Higher fat natural foods 
(to be eaten sparingly for weight loss)
Avocados
Brazil nuts
Walnuts
Cashews
Chia seeds
Hemp seeds
Ground flaxseed
Tofu
Tempeh
Edamame
Peanut butter (without oil)
Almond butter (without oil)
Raw cacao 
Olives
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Cereals 
(served with plant milk, a handful of fruit and a half teaspoon of brown or coconut sugar)
Bran flakes
Corn flakes
Puffed Wheat 
Shredded Wheat
Muesli (often unprocessed anyway)
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More processed foods
(some have been listed already)
Wholewheat pizza bases
Wholewheat bread
Wholewheat pasta
Corn pasta 
Bean pasta
Rice pasta
Rice noodles 
Udon noodles 
Whole wheat tortilla wraps 
Corn tortilla wraps 
Corn cakes
Rice cakes 
Chilli rice crackers 
Soy rice crackers 
Wheat crackers 
Sesame snaps  
Polenta 
Gluten-free versions of the above (for those with gluten intolerances)