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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (December 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345469585
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345469588
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Ever heard of a fat caveman? Today's dieters should follow their ancestors' lead, proclaim the authors of this update to their bestselling original. For hundreds of thousands of years, the human diet consisted of unrefined foods that were high in fiber, low in sugar and low on the glycemic index. Eating similarly now-avoiding white flour, white potatoes, white rice, sugar, soft drinks and highly processed foods in general (the "basic principles" of a diet that's been "field-tested by the human digestive system throughout the eons")-will help people lose weight and keep it off, the authors argue. Their reasoning is sound (high blood sugar triggers the release of insulin, the "fat-storage hormone" and the "CEO of metabolism"; the less the body lives in fat storage mode, the better), and the lifestyle they propose is simple (though it goes beyond just chucking the 5-lb bag of Domino into the trash). Try eating six small meals a day, don't eat after 8 p.m.; read the labels of all breads and cereals to find the hidden sugars and stock your refrigerator with vegetables and lean meats, the authors say. In chapters that are straightforward and focused, the authors consider childhood obesity and diabetes, discuss artificial sweeteners and alcohol, offer recipes from restaurants around the country and answer FAQs from Sugar Busters everywhere. For those with the willpower to cut out the convenience foods, this will be a helpful guide to eating better.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This update of the sugar-busting original, which appeared four years ago, includes new tips, new recipes, a new introduction, and a special section for kids.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book was an easy read and most informative.
Diane Zinkham
Basically, it helps you change your eating habits and to choose foods that are better for you and make you healthier.
S. K. Morris
Update 5 months later - I have now lost a total of 22 pounds and feel great.
Over 40 and becoming fabulous.

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304 of 308 people found the following review helpful By Rudolf Spoerer on April 2, 2003
Format: Hardcover
About a month ago, in an effort at preventitive medicine to lower my cholestorol and resulting high blood sugars, my GP sent me to a cardiovascular surgeon. Well as a person that rarely has gone to doctors I wasn't exactly excited what this guy told me, but, when I asked him to explain what kind of a diet or program I should follow he just said buy the book Sugar Busters and follow what it says .....
I have been on all kinds of diets before (who hasn't) and every time some Doctor tried to explain to concepts to me they generally lasted only short periods since the darn diets just didn't make any sense, and it just felt like pieces were missing in the overall puzzle of chemistry in they body related to proteins, carbohydrates, sugars, chloesterol, good bad etc etc.....
What a great surprise this book was to me. Not only does it tie all the pieces together and explain its' diet as the 'Sugarbusters way of eating is roughly 40 percent carbohydrates 30 percent protein and 30 percent fat, it is a balanced diet' that makes overall sense.....
The authors go to great detail to explain the functions of the pancreas, the purposes of insulin, glucanol and exactly what happens when you eat a high protein meal vs a high cargohydrate meal....
For example, the book explains that "The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how much of a specific amount of ingested carbohydrate (usually 50 grams) will cause a persons blood sugar to rise and remain elevated over time relative to the effect on blood sugar of the same amount of pure glucose (which is assigned a GI of 100)... NOW HERE's THE SHOCKER FOR ME the book continues that to "compare the potatoes blood stimulating effect realtive to table sugar is that it would take 118 grams of sugar to have the same impact as one potato.
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197 of 202 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Suleske on October 15, 2003
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I happened upon the original incarnation of this title in mid 1998, when looking for a healthful alternative to the fast-food lifestyle I'd been living in my early-mid 20s. At 6'2" and 190 pounds, I was not searching to lose weight. Rather I was concerned about what toll eating on-the-run had taken on my body. I had tried the typically recommended low-fat way of eating for several years while in college and knew it did not work for me; I'd had several odd health problems related to the sheer lack of fat in my diet. After reading a quick and (rare) dispassionate review of SugarBusters! (SB), I decided to give it a go.
Almost instantly, I noticed I had more energy and stamina, which was important, working and being in school both full-time. Add to this I was eating more - and more frequently - than I had been, possibly ever. The range of what I was eating was diverse and delicious.
What I was not prepared for was the weight loss. In less than 3 months, I had dropped 27 pounds and several inches off my waist, settling at 163 pounds and a 33" waistline. And though I weighed a full 20 pounds more than I did when running cross-country in high school, I had a far lower bodyfat percentage. Simply eating correctly (for me, I will admit) allowed me to possess the best health and physique of my life.
I stayed with the SB way for several years, but eventually allowed the saboteurs (bagels, white rice, pasta, sugars, potatoes, and other of what i call "crappy carbs") to gain entry again into my life. I suffered the consequences, adding pounds over the years. So why did I stop eating the SB way? Stupidity, in a nutshell.
In the interim, I'd tried variations on Atkins, seeking to eliminate most carbohydrate from my diet, regardless of the quality of that carbohydrate.
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111 of 118 people found the following review helpful By R. Dean on January 30, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The Sugar Busters book was not only a rehash of the book before, it was a rehash of itself - if you actually take the time to read it straight through, you'll notice that half the content is the same material repeated over and over. And the print IS obnoxiously large.
However, if you are picking up Sugar Busters for the first time, this book is a great way to get the basic facts about the low-glycemic, right carbohydrate format of this diet, in a little more detail than the previous edition. The charts, recipes, and label information makes it easy to get started, and the lists of "acceptable" foods makes it easy to stick with it. The book is written in a simplistic, gimmicky format, but the diet makes sense - and it works.
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114 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Fillise on January 6, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The New Sugar Busters! is more than an expansion of the original book. The authors take what was, five years ago, a radical approcach to weight loss, and back it up with more thorough explanations of how and why a low glycemic diet is best for weight loss. The new book does nothing to change the basic approach to a low-sugar, correct carbohydrate lifestyle, but it does offer additional information based on the scientific evidence that now supports the basic premise of Sugar Busters!
I have been following Sugar Busters for 2 1/2 years and have lost over 50 lbs. I believe that the new edition makes a convincing argument for why Sugar Busters is not a low-carb diet and should not be lumped in with Atkins, Protein Power, and other low-carb diets. If you are looking for a nutritional plan to help bring in a healthier and leaner new year, then the New Sugar Busters may be just what you need!
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