After that, you can slowly reintroduce added sugar, but try to be aware of it. Compare labels and opt for less sugar when you can. If you’re going to get a dose of the sweet stuff, especially in liquid form, do it with a meal, Dr. Jampolis says, to help your liver avoid a gigantic rush of sugar.
For refined grains, Dr. Jampolis recommends cutting back, and substituting where you can. “If you don't have the option of switching to whole grains -- like with sushi, for example -- try to reduce your portions. When it comes to sushi, I always ask for 'easy rice' to cut back on refined carbs.” Sounds far more plausible than just giving up the stuff entirely. When it comes to carb-heavy dishes like pizza, try to go for whole-grain dough, if possible, or even make it yourself.