Sugar Busters Diet Foods Permitted

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The Sugar Busters! diet permits most foods, except highly processed, refined and pre-packages foods that have a high glycemic index and are deficient in nutrients, but packed with calories.

The following are the list of all foods allowed on this diet:

  • Chocolate - dark, organic, low sugar
  • Dairy - cheese, milk, yoghurt (low fat without any added sugar)
  • Dressing - low fat mayonnaise, low fat mustard
  • Fats - olive oil (preferably cold pressed), other vegetable oils
  • Fish - all types, but especially bass, cod, salmon, sardines, snapper, trout, tuna
  • Fruits - apples, apricots, berries (all), cherries, grapefruit, honeydew, kiwi fruit, lemon, limes, mandarin, nectarines,  oranges, peaches, plums, rockmelon, tangerines, tomatoes
  • Game meats – duck, kangaroo, rabbit, venison
  • Lean red meat – bacon, beef, lamb, por, veal
  • Legumes - beans (all types), lentils, peas (all types), soya
  • Nuts - almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, walnuts
  • Poultry - chicken, quail, turkey
  • Shellfish - clams, crab, lobster, prawns, scallops, squid
  • Sweetener - all artificial sweeteners are allowed
  • Vegetables - artichokes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, leafy green vegetables (bok choy, chard, kale, spinach), lettuce (all types), onions, mushrooms, squash, zucchini
  • Wholegrains - barley, brown rice, buckwheat, millet, oats, whole wheat (including bread and pasta made from wholewheat)
The Sugar Busters! diet permits most foods, except highly processed, refined and pre-packages foods that have a high glycemic index and are deficient in nutrients, but packed with calories

References

  1. Astrup A, Meinert Larsen T, Harper A. Atkins and other low-carbohydrate diets: hoax or an effective tool for weight loss? The Lancet, 2004; 364:897-899. Accessed on 10 January 2008
  2. National Institutes of Health – ClinicalTrials.gov. Effectiveness of a Low Carbohydrate Diet Versus a High Carbohydrate Diet in Promoting Weight Loss and Improved Health. Ongoing clinical trial from April 2005 – June 2009 with 240 participants
  3. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Report: Analysis of Health Problems Associated with High-Protein, High-Fat, Carbohydrate-Restricted Diets Reported via an Online Registry, 25 May 2004. Accessed on 10 January 2008

 

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