The Sugar Busters Diet was brought onto the diet scene way back in 2003, and the front cover makes the book feel even more outdated with an old archaic block of sugar smack dab on the front. Leighton Steward, Morrison Bethea, Sam Andrews, and Luis A. Balart are a few of the authors who have contributed to writing the book. The diet is exactly as perceived, and you will be eliminating any sugars, refined carbohydrates, white rice, and instead you will be choosing the right complex carbohydrates, fruits, and proteins to see weight loss occur. The book provides recipes, testimonials, meal plans, and an FAQ section, which they claim will all aid you in the weight loss process long term.
The Sugar Busters Diet book focuses on foods with a low glycemic index, which results in your blood sugar staying on a level plain. Counting calories is not necessary on this diet program, as there are many foods that are allowed when going through the diet. The dieter isn’t encouraged to follow a low fat diet, due to all of the hidden refined sugars in many of the low fat food items on the market today. When looking to get ahold of the Sugar Busters crew, I was unable to do so due to the fact that there is no official website for the product.
Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Sugar Busters Diet?
There is no doubt about it, if you take away white carbohydrates, sugars, sodas, and processed foods you will most definitely lose pounds. Because many of these foods are readily available to eat whenever, it means that they are higher in preservatives, which in turn is terrible for the body as a whole. Naturally, your body will go through many withdrawals when trying to start this diet, such as nausea, headaches, and feeling unsatisfied while eating. Many readers felt like the information in the book was helpful for their weight loss journey, and the lists of foods to eat and not eat were easy to access when they were shopping at the grocery store. Take a look at some of the authentic reviews we found from customers going through the Sugar Busters Diet.
“The Sugar Busters book was not only a rehash of the book before, it was a rehash of itself – if you actually take the time to read it straight through, you'll notice that half the content is the same material repeated over and over” says R Dean*. Dean then goes onto say that the print of the book is obnoxiously large and that it is written in a simple and gimmick like format. If you are a first time dieter, this book will have a lot of good information about low-glycemic foods and will give you a list of approved foods, which makes starting the diet helpful.
“This book is right on but really didn't tell me anything I didn't already know.” Explains PC Fuller* “I know what items are highest on the glycemic index (bananas, white potatoes, white breads, pineapple, watermelon) and which foods are not.” Fuller also said that he was hoping the book would have charts available to the reader that ranks the GI of each food, but it sadly did not. Finally, the way your blood sugar and insulin work is thought to be explained in too much detail making the overall feel of the book unfinished.
“I bought this book hoping to get a finite “list” of foods permitted and not permitted on this diet. Instead, the book drills on and on about medical stuff. I have gotten through about 1/3 of the book and so far only see a handful of pages listing good/bad foods.” vents Star Trekker* Star Trekker goes onto say that there was not a list of the maximum amount of sugar you could have in one day and still lose weight in the process. About half of the book is full of recipes, so if you don’t cook this could be a potential problem for you.
Is The Sugar Busters Diet Easy To Follow?
This book itself seems like a pretty straight forward read, but the program will not be easy to follow long term. They provide you a long list of foods you cannot have, and many of those foods items surround us everywhere we look. Cutting out foods like potatoes, rice, juices, white flour products, corn, anything with refined sugar, and baked goods is going to be a major adjustment. You will also be required to spend a lot of time n the kitchen cooking, which some people really find daunting.
When going through this diet, it will also be nearly impossible to eat out because of the hidden sugars hiding in many dishes. The diet presents a lot of medical background in the first section of the book as to why sugar is ruining our health, which is spot on. They do provide a basis behind why you should join their diet program, which is more than a lot of diet programs provide.
The Sugar Busters Diet has legs to stand on, and it makes sense to start the program if you need to shed unwanted pounds. Sugar has been wreaking havoc on our bodies for many years now, and it is becoming more readily available to people at cheaper costs unfortunately. Young children are becoming exposed to unhealthy diets at a much earlier age, and type II diabetes is almost becoming the norm in our country, which is alarming at best. Just because these facts are true doesn’t mean this is the only diet book that will save the country from bad health, but it points to a good message and has positive feedback as a whole from customers who have tried the diet out.
Will it be easy? No, this diet is a struggle both inside and out so do not expect to go through it with ease. Because the book is so old, there are not social media sites attached to it, and the support channel is zero. You will be on your own with the diet, but take the information with a grain of salt. (Literally!)
*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary
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