I am about 90% sure that on Tuesday I'm going to be told to go on a sugar free low carb diet. I've been suffering with eczema (adult onset) for about four years, and after eliminating capsacin, shellfish and caffeine, am still suffering from constant eczema. Sugar is the next thing that might be an issue, some kind of incorrect insulin response. I had a blood test a week ago, and go back to hear the results on Tuesday.
Since learning of this prospect, I've been paying attention to what I eat and noticing the presence of carbs (rice, potato, bread) in everything I eat. Convenience foods (hubs and I both work full time) are loaded with carbs, particularly those that are low on processed sugar.
Does anyone have any tips/meal plans that I can use to try and prepare myself for quitting sugar/carbs for four weeks? Apparently I have to quit ALL sugar (natural sugars included, so no fruit, not even stevia) and all grains for four weeks, and then slowly reintroduce sugars starting with fruit to find my "sweet spot" (pun intended?) where my sugar/carb consumption doesn't trigger my body's eczema response. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hubs is diabetic, so ditching processed sugars isn't so much an issue, but losing the carbs (I often suffer from low blood sugar too, so that throws in an added complication) will be a huge challenge.