Sugar Busters!

Sugar Busters!

by H. Leighton Steward, Luis A. Balart, Sam S. Andrews, Morrison C. Beatha
     
 

The #1 New York Times Best seller

It's Time to Face Facts. Low-fat diets don't work.

Thousands of dieters on low-fat, high-carbohydrate regimes gain back their weight and more, often wreaking unhealthy havoc on their bodies. Why? Because the culprit isn't too much fat, it's too much sugar - and low-fat food is full of it. The truth is sugar causes the

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The #1 New York Times Best seller

It's Time to Face Facts. Low-fat diets don't work.

Thousands of dieters on low-fat, high-carbohydrate regimes gain back their weight and more, often wreaking unhealthy havoc on their bodies. Why? Because the culprit isn't too much fat, it's too much sugar - and low-fat food is full of it. The truth is sugar causes the production of insulin, which, in large amounts, keeps you from losing weight, no matter how strictly you diet or how often you exercise. Just look at the ingredients of your favorite foods: sugar is everywhere. So how can you possibly avoid it? The answer: Sugar Busters!™

Written by three renowned physicians and a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Sugar Busters!™ is a revolutionary new diet plan based on sound nutritional principles that shows you how to reduce the sugar in your daily menu. This effective and groundbreaking program steers you away from overhyped (and insulin-stimulating) foods such as potatoes and pasta, white bread and white rice, carrots and corn'and leads you toward a sensible consumption of delicious foods once considered taboo.

With Sugar Busters!™ you will

• Discover which foods to eat at what time of day

• Avoid food combinations that add pounds

• Learn the myths of calories, fats, cholesterol, and weight gain

• Feel great, increase your energy, and prevent chronic disease

Simple, practical, and easy to adapt to your busy lifestyle, Sugar Busters!™ is the diet of the future; an amazing new approach to eating, nutrition, and health. Throw away your fat-gram counters. Forget those outdated calorie concepts. Feast on a delicious diet-healthy menu of lean red meat, lamb chops, salads with Roquefort dressing, even red wine'and still lose weight!

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Developed by three renowned physicians and the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Sugar Busters! is a revolutionary diet plan based on sound nutritional principles that shows you how to eliminate sugar from your daily menu through easy-to-follow recipes and meal plans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694520763
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.58(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.91(d)

Read an Excerpt

We are going to propose a way of eating that will allow you to eat most foods in normal quantities, possibly even in larger quantities than you presently consume. You can have three full meals a day and even appropriate snacks. There will not be many things you cannot eat, but there will be certain combinations you should definitely avoid. What you need to avoid most will be foods or combinations of foods that require the secretion of large amounts of insulin to regulate your blood sugar. By simply doing this, you can get slimmer and healthier simultaneously....

Let's get to the point: Sugar is toxic! Sugar? Some sugar? Most sugar? All sugar? Toxic? Well, we will say that refined sugar in any significant quantity is toxic to many human bodies, and it certainly helps make many bodies fat. Moreover, significant quantities of sugar are derived in our digestive system from carbohydrates and starches. Certain of these foods cause a definite strain on the health of the body, probably the mind, and certainly the waistline. Fructose, sugar in fruit, will not normally hurt you, but eaten at the wrong time or in the wrong combinations can create both digestive and metabolic problems. Therefore, what we are recommending is a low-sugar diet. Surprisingly, that cannot be achieved simply by putting away your sugar canister.

How can sugar, something that tastes so good and has been fed so readily to most of us since childhood by our most trusted person on earth, our own mother, possibly be bad for us? Aside from a few bad direct effects, such as dissolving our teeth, sugar largely acts as a stimulus in causing our pancreas gland to secrete one of our body's most powerful hormones,insulin!
Insulin has some good effects on our bodies, such as regulating our blood sugar level, but the bad effects caused by the overproduction of this megahormone are certainly impressive and will be described at length later. Succinctly, insulin causes our bodies to store excess sugar as fat. Insulin further prohibits the mobilization of previously stored fat, even if one is on a rather skimpy, but glucose-generating, diet. And, most significantly, insulin signals our livers to make another big "C" word, cholesterol.

With the SUGAR BUSTERS! meal plan, you get four-star recipes from New Orleans's top restaurants for the most succulent foods imaginable...


  • Beef Tenderloins with Marchand de Vin Sauce
  • Shrimp Ravigote
  • Confit of Duck
  • Venison Tenderloin in Beer Glaze
  • Lamb Loin Provencale
  • Pan-Roasted Filet Mignon Stuffed with Maytag Blue Cheese
  • Warm Haricot Vert and Bacon Salad
  • Shrimp, Crab, and Okra Gumbo
  • Crab-and-Shrimp Stuffed Eggplant
  • ...even Hamburgers!

Meet the Author

H. Leighton Steward has a Master of Science degree from Southern Methodist University and became the CEO of a Fortune 500 energy company. Morrison C. Bethea, M.D. is a graduate of Davidson College and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training in thoracic and cardiac surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Sam S. Andrews, M.D. is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He currently practices endocrinology with the Audobon Internal Medicine Group. Luis A. Balart, M.D. is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed training in gastroenterology at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and in hepatology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

H. Leighton Steward has a Master of Science degree from Southern Methodist University and became the CEO of a Fortune 500 energy company. Morrison C. Bethea, M.D. is a graduate of Davidson College and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training in thoracic and cardiac surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Sam S. Andrews, M.D. is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He currently practices endocrinology with the Audobon Internal Medicine Group. Luis A. Balart, M.D. is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed training in gastroenterology at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and in hepatology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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