Acceptable proteins include lean red meat, ideally no more that 3 oz.s. three times per week unbreaded fish, unbreaded chicken, raw nuts, eggs, cottage cheese and unsweetened (plain or flavored) yogurt can be used to satisfy your requirement for protein which should be 10% to 35% of your overall diet. The body needs a certain amount of carbohydrate for quick energy while waiting for the protein to digest. If your sugar balance levels get back to normal "sooner or later," chances are your doctor will be pleased. Pregnancy and menopause change estrogen levels which affect metabolism and how body processes fat.