Yikes, that IS awful. I can imagine that restrictive of a diet would drive anyone to start scarfing everything!
If your doctor just handed you a paper guideline, there may be a way to personalize it to your situation. I think you are smart in finding people in a similar situation to see what they do. Could your doc refer you to a nutritionist, maybe, for a more in depth look?
"If you drop an egg, you don't say, 'Oh, shoot' and drop the other 11, do you?"
-Source unknown, but obviously brilliant
Reached goal 4/16/2010...but kind of afraid to look these days