How to Lose Weight on Sugar Busters Diet | Diet Plans


Hello, my name is Carolyn Dean, drcarolyndean.com. I’m a medical doctor and a naturopathic doctor
and I live in beautiful Maui. I’ve finished my 22nd health book, I have
a free newsletter and I also have an online wellness program that you can join. And today in this series I’ll be talking about
dieting. The Sugar-Buster’s Diet. I like this diet because there is an emphasis
on decreasing the refined sugar in the diet. It was begun as a self-published book by (I
think) three doctors and a CEO in New Orleans, and then it was picked up by a major publisher:
Vantine. The book focuses on avoiding refined sugars,
and then it goes even deeper. Avoiding starchy sugars like carrots, and
beets, and corn. The first stage of the diet is a detox where
it’s both 1200 calories and eliminating all sugars and sugary starches. People will lose weight on that aspect of
the diet, but it can be too strict. I don’t like a 1200 calorie diet usually because
it can lead to starvation mode where you start holding onto any sugar you can, because the
body feels like it’s under attack. It’s only about a week or so where you do
the fruit detox stage, and then it goes into about 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein, 30% fat. The premise of the Sugar-Buster’s Diet is
to balance out your insulin and they say you can prevent insulin resistance by this diet. Dieticians don’t like this diet. They think a major food group is being avoided
by avoiding sugar, but what they don’t get (I don’t think) is that not all sugars are
the same. They say “all sugars are the same, and they
end up in the same place,” but what the Sugar-Buster’s is talking about is: say you take a can of
soda, which has 10 teaspoons of sugar. You’re hitting your body with a huge whack
of sugar. And at any one time in your bloodstream, you
only have about two teaspoons of sugar. So that 10 teaspoons of sugar just spikes
your insulin, and the spiked insulin will try to force a lot of the sugar into your
cells, and after a while insulin resistance can start, because the cells become resistant
to that pressure. Dieticians say that insulin resistance is
something that the doctor diagnosed, and you can’t have people treating their insulin resistance,
but that’s crazy talk. Basically, if we cut down our refined sugar
then we’ll cut down these spikes and we will change the way our cells react to insulin
and react to blood sugar. So I agree with the Sugar-Buster’s Diet. It’s a bit strict in the beginning, but I
think they’re on the right track, and they’re helping a lot of people by focusing on the
avoidance of refined sugar.

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