During the Remove and Repair phase Dr Mosley recommends we “avoid snacking between meals …” (p.262) and we “keep [sweetened foods] to a minimum during and after the programme” (p.188).
Changing our diet long term includes changing our mindset. The Clever Guts Diet is not about ‘depriving’ ourselves so ideally we would not ‘treat’ or reward ourselves with food either. The chocolate-aubergine brownies are neither ‘healthy’ nor unhealthy. They include ingredients that some of us need to avoid (eggs, sugary dates).