Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Day 100- Nutrition Bite

Foods Forbidden on the Sugar Buster's Diet:
  • White bread (includes any bread with white flour as an ingredient)
  • Pasta (unless whole grain)
  • White rice
  • White flour and related products such as cake, cookies, crackers, pretzels, doughnuts, bagels, and muffins
  • Potatoes and potato chips
  • Corn and corn chips
  • Sugar and products with added sugar, e.g. canned fruits in syrup
  • Jams and jellies containing added sugars
  • Ripe bananas (green OK)
  • Raisins
  • Pineapple
  • Beets
  • Parsnips
  • Honey
  • Syrups
  • Salad dressings and sauces with added sugar, such as teriyaki sauce
  • Fruit drinks containing added sugar
  • Sugar-sweetened soft drinks
  • Sugar-cured meats (e.g. ham is often cured with salt and sugar)
  • Beer http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/sugarbusters/a/sugarbustrlists.htm
Sugar Preacher's Experience
The Sugar Buster's Diet might bust me because I eat most of the foods listed above. The big challenge is removing refined sugars from my diet. Plus, it would be difficult to take it one step further by eliminating natural sugars such as bananas, beets, and pineapple (a few of my favorite foods). However, I would like to reduce my white flour intake. All the foods listed above are high on the glycemic index which mean they spike insulin levels. See Day 15 glycemic index for more details.

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