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Sugar Busters Diet

      The Sugar Busters Diet is much like it sounds. In a phrase - sugar is toxic. It is based on the idea that eating foods high in sugar causes the overproduction of insulin in the body, inhibiting weight loss. The refined sugar used in the production of foods such as candies and sweets, as well as potatoes, pasta and white flour is considered toxic to the body. It is believed that ingesting these sugars causes an increased production of insulin, leading to weight gain and increased body fat.

Many experts believe that the majority of people consume too much refined sugar. Many recent studies have demonstrated strong health benefits associated with the consumption of greater amounts of unprocessed, unrefined sugars and whole/natural foods.



Sugar Busters diet plan consists of approximately 30% protein, 40% fat and 30% carbohydrates. Following the Sugar Busters diets enables one to eat a wide variety of foods, such as meat, fish, poultry, dairy foods, olive oils, nuts and many fruits and vegetables. Certain foods are forbidden, such as white breads, white rice, most pastas (except whole wheat pasta), potatoes, carrots and all sugars. There are no limits to the quantities of recommended foods that can be eaten.

Many experts believe that the primary reason the Sugar Busters diet has been given some serious attention is due to the fact that it limits sugar intake (in fact, it forbids it). However, experts agree that the fundamental premise the diet rests on - that all sugar is toxic and that insulin production promotes weight gain - is completely false. Many of the forbidden foods, such as potatoes, corn and carrots are highly nutritious foods that most experts believe are nutritious and good for health and weight.





The Mayo Clinic's Health Living Centers provides excellent advice and research about diet and nutrition. Excellent resources about diets and nutrition are offered by the Nutrition.gov website.




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