Sugar Busters Diet: What You Need to Know

Sugar Busters Diet Plan

The Sugar Busters diet plan tells you how, what and when to eat. The plan is meant to become your life, rather than just a quick phase. The basic idea of Sugar Busters is to have you eat fruit, high-fiber vegetables, stone-ground whole grains, lean meat and fish. The plan limits sugar and thus your insulin levels, which Sugar Busters blames as the cause of body fat. If you follow the plan, you might help your cholesterol levels, lower your risk for diabetes, and see an increase in energy and wellness. It's also said to cut back your cravings for refined sugar products.

Sugar Busters sets up a ratio of the types of foods you should consume every day: 30 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein and 40 percent fat, eaten in three portion-controlled meals. Snacks are permitted, but they must be reasonably sized and healthy. Liquid is another important component of the plan, mainly in the form of water. A dieter should expect to drink six to eight daily glasses of water.

Sugar Busters doesn't ignore the importance of exercise, recommending that you get your heart rate up for 20 minutes for at least four days a week. Exercise is good for your heart and the overall function of your body, and it can also help you lose weight.

Though the plan is seemingly appropriate for a variety of people, experts don't recommend the plan for vegetarians. Sugar Busters doesn't provide enough suggestions for non-meat proteins [source: Better Health USA].

Click to the next page to learn about what foods you can and can't eat when on the Sugar Busters diet.