Thursday, March 08, 2007

Busters Sugar

The authors of " Sugar Busters " diet - 3 physicians and a former SEO -choose sugar among foods that increase Insulin secretion to be the core of their plan. They claim that calories are not the answer to weight loss or gain, and that gaining weight is the result of the 'sin' of eating foods made with refined sugar (e.g. sweets) , or foods with a high-sugar content (some fruits and vegetables), as they wreak havoc on your metabolism.

They exclude counting calories or measuring foods from their plan, yet they suggest that you consider " looking at portion size".

They mention that moderate exercise will not significantly affect weight loss, if you continue to eat foods with high sugar content, and they warn that the diet is not for exercise fanatics.

Foods Forbidden on the Sugar Busters Diet :

# White bread (includes any bread with white flour in it)
# Pasta, unless whole grain
# White rice
# White flour, and products made with it such as cake, cookies, crackers, pretzels, doughnuts, bagels, and muffins
# Potatoes and potato chips
# Corn and corn chips
# Sugar and products with added sugar, e.g. canned fruits in syrup
# Jams and jellies containing added sugars # Ripe bananas (unless green )
# Raisins
# Pineapple
# Beets
# Parsnips
# Honey
# Syrups
# Salad dressings and sauces with added sugar
# Fruit drinks containing added sugar
# Sugar-sweetened soft drinks
# Sugar-cured meats
# Beer

Recommended Carbohydrate Foods on Sugar Busters:

# All other vegetables and fruits
# Whole grains, such as brown rice and oatmeal
# Whole grain flour
# Products made with 100% whole wheat flour , as long as they have no added sugars
# Beans
# Sweet potatoes

Other Recommended Foods:

# Lean meats (remove skin from poultry, trim lean cuts of beef, pork, and lamb), Nothing sugar-cured.
# Fish and seafood (not breaded)
# Eggs
# Nuts and nut butters
# Flax Seeds
# Olive and canola oils
# Low fat milk and other dairy products (low fat sour cream, yogurt, etc, with no added sugar) # Mayonnaise and other sauces and dressings with no added sugar ( but with artificial sweeteners )

Foods to Eat in Moderation:

# Fruit juices with no added sugar
# Artificially sweetened colas
# Chocolate (at least 60% cacao)
# Pure fruit jams and jellies without added sugar
# Carrots
# Butter, cream and regular cheese
# Beverages with caffeine
# Small portions of sugar-free ice cream

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