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?
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.