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  • 1. Sugar Busters Diet Book ReviewBy Benni JenyfariThe Sugar Busters Diet Book works on the theory that foods high in sugars are likely to increaseyour insulin levels and therefore cause a subsequent increase in weight gain. On this basis, thediet restricts all refined sugars as well as white flour and any related products and it alsoencourages the intake of foods that are low on the glycemic index.The diet is made up of 30% protein, 40% fat and 30% carbohydrate. Foods on the restricted listapart from the obvious refined sugars, include white bread, white rice, potatoes, corn, carrotsand even some fruits including bananas, pineapple and raisins. Beer is restricted completelyalthough a glass of wine is acceptable at meal time. Pretty much anything high on the glycemicindex is a no-no on this diet.So what can you eat? Well you can eat meats, eggs and fish, whole grain products, legumesand low fat dairy products as well as any non-restricted fruits and vegetables. Any meat eatenmust be lean with all excess fat removed and you must remove the skin from chicken.Although this diet is simplistic in its approach it does have some drawbacks. Firstly, there is nostill no real conclusive evidence to indicate that a high sugar diet causes weight gain. The factthat the diet does assist in weight loss is purely based on the fact that it is essentially a lowcalorie diet and any low calorie diet will result in weight loss.Secondly, the diet isnt specific enough in terms of portion control and there are a number ofcontradictions within the book about what can and cannot be eaten. This leaves the diet opento interpretation by the user which can result in the dieter taking advantage of any possibleopportunity to eat more of the wrong foods.