Sugar Busters Diet Basics
The Sugar Busters! diet was released in 1998 and it was written by a former CEO and three physicians – a cardiovascular surgeon, a gastroenterologist and an endocrinologist (Dr Samuel Andrews, Dr Morrison Bethea, Dr Luis Balart, and H Leighton Steward, MSc).
The Sugar Busters! diet is a low carbohydrate, high protein diet based on eating low glycemic index foods. The main premise of this diet is to state that sugar and any product made with sugar is “toxic” to the body.
The Sugar Busters! diet does not include phases and is less restrictive and more flexible than other low carbohydrate, high protein diets (much like the Zone diet). One basic rule of the diet is that fruits should not be eaten in combination with meat dishes.
The premise of this diet is to eat food in the following ratios:
- 40% carbohydrate (can go up to 55%)
- 30% protein (can go lower if carbs increased)
- 30% fat (can go lower if carbs increased)
The Sugar Busters! diet does not include phases and is less restrictive and more flexible than other low carbohydrate, high protein diets
The basics of the Sugar Busters! diet are as follows:
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day
- Eliminate all processed “white” foods
- Eat more fruits and vegetables each day
- Eat more frequent meals with fewer calories
- Eat 3 meals and 2 snacks each day
- Eat small amounts of low-fat protein at every meal and snack
- No skipping of meals allowed