Sugar Busters Diet

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

sugar-bustersSugar Busters! was originally self-published in 1995. With very little marketing, the book became a phenomenon. It was re-published in 1998 by a major publishing house, and has continued to be a bestseller.

The diet is based in this – “Cut Sugar to Trim Fat”. Sugar (particularly refined sugar) is blamed for our fat problems. In a similar notion to the Glycemic Index, rise in blood glucose, and subsequent insulin production is blamed for weight gain.

However where the Glycemic Index is an accurately measured scale, Sugar Busters is more arbitrary. All refined sugars are out; corn syrup, molasses, honey, sugared sodas, dextrose, glucose, maltodextrin, and beer. Also our are carbohydrates such as refined flour, white rice, potatoes, corn, and even carrots.

Basic Sugar Busters Diet Plan

The only carbohydrates included in the diet are stone-ground grains and high-fiber vegetables, and some fruits. Carbs allowed in small amounts are brown rice, oats, and sweet potatoes. The diet seems to balance at around 30% protein, 40% fat, and 30% carbs – although some say that carbs will be around 40%.

Weight Loss With Sugar Busters

An average days eating on Sugar Busters comes to about 1200 calories. This level of calories will produce weight loss in most people regardless of the macro-nutrient combinations!

Sugar Busters claims that “Sugar is Toxic” and that calories aren’t necessarily the answer to weight loss. However there is nothing new in Sugar Busters. Banning foods like carrots is hardly a magic ingredient for weight loss. Carrots are high on the Glycemic Index, but how many pounds must you eat for it to make a difference?

Sugar Busters works for many people, because by eliminating refined sugars, they are eliminating a significant source of calories… which leads to weight loss.

Resources – Official homepage of Sugar Busters.

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 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
  • Carolyn Allen

    My husband is on this diet but he’s confused on how much sugar he can have everyday

  • Ignotus

    People can be so gullible


    I like a list of foods to eat and not to eat

  • Shirley

    What is it that helps you stop craving sugar? Why are carrots unhealthy when you need them for your eyes r am I wrong in thinking this way?

  • sally siegel

    I love the sugar buster diet and it works
    I have one question how much sugar are you allowed per day
    I know no sugar but some things still have 2 o3 grams of sugar
    Please advise

    • sarah

      You can have 2-3 grams of sugar per day!
      I have the book :]

    • Jim McGehee

      I am on my second try with Sugar Busters. It worked well the first time, but I started cheating too much and wound up back in my old habits. It no longer bans carrots. They allow items with no more that 3 grams of sugar per serving (1 serving). With all the protein, fats and carbs allowed in the diet; it does not take too much effort to eat a balanced diet with plenty of food (no limit on vegetables) to keep you full. With good nutrition, you will not be hungary all the time. Good Luck!

  • Charles

    Sugar Busters works. As the subtitle of the book says, Cut sugar to trim fat. It works. I’ve been avoiding sugar and foods that act like sugar in the body for 64 days now. My initial plan was to try going without sugar for 30 days. But, after I lost 12 pounds in those 30 days, I decided to keep going another 30 days. In the second month, I lost another 12 pounds. So, after the end of the second 30 days, I decided to go for another 30. That’s where I am right now. My total weight loss here on day 64 is 21 pounds. Avoiding sugar and bread and all that stuff might sound hard. But, let me tell you that when you see the weight coming off it will motivate you to keep going! Actually, I kind of feel like I am cheating. I’ve done absolutely no exercise whatsoever and I am basically a sedentary person, yet the weight just keeps coming off. Yay!!!!!

  • suraj

    i just want to know dat shall we eat dates in diabeties

  • Wizzu

    >”An average days eating on Sugar Busters comes to about 1200 calories””Carrots are high on the Glycemic Index, but how many pounds must you eat for it to make a difference?””there is nothing new in Sugar Busters”<

    Nor is there anything new in this article.

  • andrew a.

    how can i doo it. im 17 years old and im 5’5″ and weigh 209 pounds plz help u can send ne thing to me at

  • Mark

    What do you avoid (carbohydrates,fats,and or proteins

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