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Sugar Busters

By H Leighton Steward

Sugar Busters
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  • Hardcover: May 1998,
    270 pages.
    Paperback: Dec 2003,
    384 pages.

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Cut Sugar to Trim Fat

  • Lose weight
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Achieve optimal wellness
  • Increase your energy
  • Help treat diabetes and other diseases

Featuring easy recipes from New Orleans top restaurants--and a 14-day meal plan!

It's time to face facts. Low fat diets don't work. Thousands of Americans on low-fat, high-carbohydrate regimes gain back their weight in record numbers, often wreaking unhealthy havoc on their bodies. Why? Because the culprit isn't too much fat, it's too much sugar--and low-fat food is full of it. The truth is sugar causes the production of insulin which, in large amounts, keeps your weight from dropping off, no matter how strictly you diet or how often you exercise. Just look at the ingredients of your favorite foods: sugar is everywhere. So how can you possibly avoid it? The answer: Sugar Busters!

Developed by three renowned physicians and a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Sugar Busters! is a revolutionary new diet plan based on sound nutritional principles that shows you how to eliminate sugar from your daily menu through easy-to-follow recipes and meal plans. This effective and groundbreaking program steers you away from overhyped (and insulin-producing) starches such as potatoes and pasta, white bread and white rice, carrots and corn--and leads you toward a sensible consumption of delicious foods once considered taboo. With Sugar Busters! you will

  • Develop a diet plan that is right for you
  • Determine the glycemic levels of various foods with a handy glycemic index
  • Discover which foods to eat at what time of day
  • Avoid food combinations that add pounds
  • Learn the myths of calories, fats, cholesterol, and weight gain
  • Feel great, increase your energy, and prevent chronic disease

Simple, practical, and easy to adapt to your busy lifestyle--including savory gourmet meal plans designed by twelve of New Orleans's famous restaurants like Antoine's, Galatoire's, Commander's Palace, and Brennan's--Sugar Busters! is the diet of the future, an amazing, new approach to eating, nutrition, and health. Throw away your fat-gram counters. Forget those outdated calorie concepts. Feast on a delicious, diet-healthy table of red meat, lamb chops, salads with Roquefort dressing, even red wine--and still lose weight.

Remember:

  • Cutting calories in the diet only leads to temporary weight loss.
  • Fats are vitally important to your body's metabolic process.
  • Large meals should never be eaten before going to bed--because cholesterol is also manufactured at night.
  • Fruits should not be eaten in combination with carbohydrates and fats.
  • A glass of wine has less sugar than an ear of corn.
  • Baked potatoes quickly convert to sugar in your stomach.

Forget the fight against fat! Break the sugar-starch habit today and enjoy the foods you love as you get healthy and lose weight with Sugar Busters!

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Sugar Busters

We are going to propose a way of eating that will allow you to eat most foods in normal quantities, possibly even in larger quantities than you presently consume. You can have three full meals a day and even appropriate snacks. There will not be many things you cannot eat, but there will be certain combinations you should definitely avoid. What you need to avoid most will be foods or combinations of foods that require the secretion of large amounts of insulin to regulate your blood sugar. By simply doing this, you can get slimmer and healthier simultaneously....

Let's get to the point: Sugar is toxic! Sugar? Some sugar? Most sugar? All sugar? Toxic? Well, we will say that refined sugar in any significant quantity is toxic to many human bodies, and it certainly helps make many bodies fat. Moreover, significant quantities of sugar are derived in our digestive system from carbohydrates and starches. Certain of these foods cause a definite strain on the health of...

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Ever heard of a fat caveman? Today's dieters should follow their ancestors' lead, proclaim the authors of this update to their bestselling original. For hundreds of thousands of years, the human diet consisted of unrefined foods that were high in fiber, low in sugar and low on the glycemic index.....In chapters that are straightforward and focused, the authors consider childhood obesity and diabetes, discuss artificial sweeteners and alcohol, offer recipes from restaurants around the country and answer FAQs from Sugar Busters everywhere. For those with the willpower to cut out the convenience foods, this will be a helpful guide to eating better.

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Gail Email
I have been "large" all of my life, so I thought, "Geez, another stupid diet book; it won't work.", but to my surprise, I am doing very well indeed and it isn't difficult to stick to, because I don't have to fix a "...   Read More

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Mike Roberts
I've read the book three times to make sure I didn't overlook anything. I never had any luck in dieting, but Sugar Busters! is Not a Diet. I never feel like I'm dieting. We don't even think about calories and portion sizes. We just use ...   Read More

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Sandy O'Neill
I wish I could buy this book for everyone who is struggling with weight or health due to weight.It works, it's easy,and I feel great.I am a diabetic and my sugar levels are fantastic and no meds.My daughter told me about this after she ...   Read More

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Charles Carroll
It seems to be a reasonable clearly explained diet since it does include vegetables and fruits and whole grained wheat products. I was impressed by the scientific explanations on the effects of insulin on storing fat in the body. What ...   Read More

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