The Sugar Busters Diet:
Forgo Sugar; Shed Pounds

In 1995, the self-published Sugar Busters! Cut Sugar to Trim Fat shook the firmament of dietary science. Three physicians collaborated to develop the diet program and author the book: Dr. Sam Andrews, Dr. Morrison Bethea, and Dr. Luis Balart. Leighton Steward, a high-level CEO, also assisted in developing/popularizing Sugar Busters.

Sugar Busters is a low sugar low carb approach that urges dieters to:

  • Restrict themselves to 1200 calories per day
  • Eat foods rich in lean protein and low in sugar
  • Aim for a ratio of 30% protein to 40% fat to 30% carbohydrate
  • Eat carbs only if they are high fiber/whole-grain
  • Drink lots of water
  • Severely limit saturated fat intake
  • Limit portion sizes
  • Do lots of exercise
  • Eat three meals a day--no skipping
  • Avoiding snacking late at night

This weight loss plan is something of a hybrid of the low calorie and low carb approaches. That said, on a fundamental level, its themes appear to echo themes common to most low-carb diet approaches.

It all goes back to insulin.

According to Sugar Busters , when we run our bodies on simple carbs, our blood sugar levels spike, driving insulin and causing us to fatten.

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