Zero Sugar Diet: The 14-Day Plan to Flatten Your Belly, Crush Cravings, and Help Keep You Lean for Life by David ZinczenkoI have had the best news recently: my blood test results came back absolutely NORMAL--good cholesterol, no diabetes, etc. I have reached my weight loss goal and feel terrific! All thanks to following the recommendations and menus in this book.
Zinczenko zeroes in on the added sugars in processed foods as the culprit in the obesity and diabetes epidemic and gives instructions in how to read the labels and choose wisely. He also believes these foods should have more fiber than sugar in their ingredient lists. That alone eliminates a lot of packaged foods! Naturally occurring sugar in fruits, dairy and veggies is fine--its what is added during processing that is making us fat, he believes.
The Zero Sugar Diet at a glance:
1. Zero sugar carbs: Vegetables: unlimited--eat until you are satisfied. Whole grains, beans, nuts, etc.
2. Fresh fruit: limit to 2 or 3 servings a day.
3. Power protein: eggs, fish, Greek yogurt, lean meat such as turkey, chicken, lean beef, roast pork.
4. Healthy drinks: water, tea, milk, and wine in moderation. No juices EVER. No beer, guys--sorry!
After nearly three months of following this plan, my husband is still saying, This is the best diet weve ever been on! But instead of diet, I believe we should call it a lifestyle change, and I hope it will be that because it is definitely a change for better health.
The authors newsletter is available @thezerosugardiet.com. See for recipes, tips, etc. Another book to check out for the science behind these claims: The Case Against Sugar.
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Zero Sugar Diet
The book provides readers guidance on how and why to select foods when grocery shopping and eating out to set them up for success. The key takeaway is that fiber is the pillar of nutrition, and that added sugars should generally be avoided. We are pleased that the benefits of whole grains and fiber are held in such high regard, and even grain foods that contain added sugar can still fit into this diet, as long as they contain more grams of fiber than grams of added sugar. The Zero Sugar Diet is composed as such: three meals and one snack per day. Each meal must include the following:. Zinczenko praises fiber as the pillar of a healthy diet and dedicates an entire section to explaining why fiber is absolutely essential to getting and staying slim.
Look Inside. Dec 27, Minutes Buy. Dec 27, ISBN Dec 27, Minutes. And all it takes is 14 days. The fat-burning formula for long-term weight loss and optimal health is at your fingertips. Join in the crusade and say goodbye to added sugars—and goodbye to your belly—with Zero Sugar Diet!
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Seriously, go read it. Despite the title, The Zero Sugar Diet is actually more about a healthy eating plan that you can follow for life.
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Generally speaking, it works by doing one thing very, very effectively: drastically lowering your sugar consumption while boosting your fibre intake. The Zero Sugar Diet requires lots of whole foods like fruits, vegetables and unprocessed grains; lean, healthy, satisfying, sugar-free foods like eggs, turkey, chicken and fish; and just the right amount of sugar-free good fats, like guacamole. Are you in? We thought so. A filling lunch with plenty of flavour. Simple and beautifully Mediterranean.