Actually, I am on the Bernstein diet now, and maybe where you are is different but the most recent list I was given last week says there are a number of choices for grain based carbs---albeit in tiny amounts----like mini Breton crackers---10 of them, but they could be used to coat the 3.5 ounces of chicken or fish for dinner---the first of two proteins a day.
There is available another 3.5 ounces of protein and I usually have egg substitute--- 3/4 cup egg beaters, mixed with some of the 16 oz of allowed vegetables---say 4 oz of tomatoes and 2 oz of spinach. Put veg in a tefflon pan, cook a bit, add egg replacement and you have a nice scrambled breakfast. Another of the carbs allowed, and you get two choices a day, is Finn Crisp rye rusks. I have one with some no fat cream cheese (1 tb allowed a day), and that along with the scramble makes a pretty nice breakfast.
You dont stay full long, so in mid morning I will have 2 more oz of veg---say cucumber and red pepper, and a cup of strawberries---fruit is allowed and you can have two choices a day. You can also have an 8 oz cup of beef or chicken broth a day, so that makes a nice filling and comforting drink.
Lunch is the hard part because I like to save my last protein carbs for dinner, but a salad with lettuce, spinach, broccoli bits, mushrooms, asparagus, cooked or raw, cauliflower bits, and no fat dressing is ok. Then more fruit, like half an apple. Dinner is the "breaded" chicken or fish, with more of the 16 oz of veg, If you leave the chicken crumb free, at dinner you can have your second carb. Pretty small amount of grain carbs allowed, but I am so happy to get it! And the other half an apple or whatever.
There is also a cook book that is given when one joins the program. It is also important to take the potassium/calcium vitamins, get the 3X/week B6 and B12 shots, the multi vitamin pill daily. You see a doctor every two weeks, and real nurses, not nurse assistants, three times a week. The most important thing is to drink the 8X8 oz of water or more a day---like decaf tea, coffee, aspartame drinks (yuck, I'd sooner have water) and real water.
Scrambles, stir fries, broiled or baked protein with steamed veg and lemon and fresh basil. It is limited but it is not for life. And yes yes yes I have to get active right now. The lack of activity in my life and the yummy things I can make, like chicken tortiere, are what got me to this state in the first place! Start with 2 thirty minute walks a day. You might even have to get up extra early to do it before work...
I hope these ideas helped. I know this is a later posting, but weight loss needs good ideas for food, and it is a huge thing to master.