Sugar Busters Diet
The Sugar Busters diet was developed by four men,
three of them renowned physicians and a CEO of a Fortune 500 company
who has a master of science degree.
The authors believe sugar causes the production of
insulin. In large amounts insulin keeps you from losing weight, no
matter how strictly you diet or how often you exercise.
The average American consumes an astounding 2-3 pounds
of sugar each week, which is not surprising considering that highly
refined sugars in the forms of sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn
sugar), and high-fructose corn syrup are being processed into foods
such as bread, breakfast cereals, mayonnaise, peanut butter,
ketchup, spaghetti sauce, and a multitude of microwave ready-meals
and processed foods.
A field of Sugar Cane
Rules of the Sugar Busters Diet
Sugar Busters involves eating high fiber vegetables,
whole grains, and fruits.
Meats are permitted as a source of protein but should
be lean and trimmed.
The diet is cautious about fat. The diet encourages
reduced fat products when choosing milk and cheese.
The diet does not allow eating saturated fats and
transfats, oils used in fast foods. The authors claim these fats are
very harmful not only to your waistline but also to your heart and
Hydration is important and if you follow the diet. You
are encouraged to drink six to eight glasses of water daily.
Missing meals is not advised by the authors. It is
important to eat three regular meals daily, and appropriate snacks
Moderation in portion size is also encouraged.
Late night snacking is not allowed. Eating at night
before going to bed only raises your insulin level and encourages
Refined sugar, corn syrup, molasses, honey, sugared
colas, and beer are forbidden.
Sugar Busters advocates
is a low refined sugar, low white flour way of eating.
The diet does advise eating plenty of "good"
carbohydrates. These include most fruits (apples, oranges, berries),
vegetables, and products containing whole grains (i.e. Whole Wheat
bread that doesn't contain sugar in the ingredient list). These
carbohydrates do not cause your blood sugar level to rise nearly as
much as the bad sugars do.
I am not really sure it is fair to refer to Sugar
Busters as a fad diet. I have not tried the diet myself, but it
appears to be a common sense, non restrictive healthy eating plan.
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