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Dr. Gott's No Flour No Sugar Diet

The doctor's in, and his prescription is restriction.

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The name pretty much says it all - Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet is just that. Anything that has flour or sugar will be removed from your diet. This approach is supposed to remove all the empty calories from your diet and allow you to replace those food items with healthier, more nutrient-rich items.

Dr. Gott is a widely published medical doctor, contributing to hundreds of newspapers, medical publications, magazines and a few other books about health and wellness. He's been a general practice physician for more than 40 years.

PRO
  • Ideal for those with certain food allergies
  • Eliminate empty calories
  • No counting
  • Learn how to read food labels
  • Portion control
CON
  • Very restrictive
  • Eliminates all flour and all sugar
  • Weigh yourself weekly
  • Journal everything you eat or drink
  • Discount value of exercise
DIET and NUTRITION

Empty calories means that the nutrients of the food will not stay with you long. Your body burns and processes these quickly and often leave you feeling hungry again. Instead, you can eat foods that provide better nutrients, you'll digest them more slowly, and begin to feel healthier.

Focus less on what the No Sugar, No Flour diet won't let you have and more on what it does let you have. You should eat all things in moderation, which include:

  • Whole grains (not whole grain flour)
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Dairy
  • Poultry
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Starches like potatoes and rice

The sugar restriction is quite broad, as it does not solely pertain to white sugar. You'll have to eliminate honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses or anywhere else you find sugar. Look for flour alternatives like barley, corn and quinoa.

You'll also learn more about portion control. By eliminating flour and sugar, you're eliminating a lot of unhealthy calories from your diet. But you still have to manage the calories you're consuming from the permissible foods. To do this, you'll divide your plate in half:

  • Half with non-starchy vegetables or a split of fruit and non-starchy vegetables
  • The other half gets half protein (meat, chicken, etc.) and half whole grains (i.e. brown rice)
EXERCISE

The No Flour, No Sugar Diet suggests you can lose weight without a dedicated exercise plan. However, it does make some recommendations to increase those results. Exercise shouldn't be a punishment, so find something that you'll look forward to doing and give that 30-60 minutes each day.

CONCLUSION

It seems that the No Flour, No Sugar Diet would be most ideal for individuals with food allergies who are looking for support to eat healthy. However, if you're looking for a low-carb plan, this one definitely takes it to the extreme. Some testimonials say it's hard to stick to because you're refusing yourself some of the foods you really enjoy, like sandwiches, pizza or pastries. The diet requires a lot of effort on the user's part, as there is daily journaling, measuring portions, detailed reading of food labels (searching for those hidden sugars) and a daily commitment to exercise.

Common Misspellings

No Flower, No Sugar Diet; No Flour, No Sugar Deit; No Flour and Sugar Diet; No Flour, No Suger Diet


Related Diets: Atkins Diet, Bob Greene's Bestlife, South Beach Diet, Low-Carb Diet, Gluten-Free Diet, Glycemic Index, The G-Free Diet


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Gabriela

I found another bread that I think I can have apart from Ezequiels. Its Wild's European sytle made with whole rye. the ingredients read:
whole rye meal, water, sunflower kernels,yeast, calcium, propionate. Isn't it great?

posted Jun 22nd, 2010 10:42 pm


melissa

I felt like I always needed something sweet in the day, if it was chocolate, or non chocolate, I was addicted to sweets! So I decided to try this no sugar/flour diet, and have really liked it so far! Its only been a few days, and I havnt weighed myself yet, but everything I eat has either no sugar, or less than 2g per serving. The only thing I notice is snacks are hard to find. I mean I love almonds and roasted edamame, but nuts have so much fat, any ideas??

posted Apr 8th, 2010 11:56 am


nancy

A cereal that is allowed is shredded wheat. I did well with this diet, fell off the wagon at Christmas, and am back on track now.

posted Mar 6th, 2010 7:27 pm


carol

I am confused as to sugar content, every thing seems to have sugar, even milk, 11gr. can someone respond,PLEASE.
cutie

posted Feb 16th, 2010 12:38 pm


chelsie

i love the diet it was hard at first but after the 2 weeks of no flour no sugar it was easy to go by the rules of his book and man, I LOVE FOOD

posted Jan 24th, 2010 8:24 pm


betty

for everyone asking what is ok to eat and what not go to the food label and read. if it says enriched anywhere its processed flour and watch out for other forms of sugar like dextrose fructose high fructose corn syrup etc.. if it end with an ose its sugar. everything has sugar these days so learn to read labels. make it a good habit because it will help you say no to crappy food and helps you understand what your putting into your body. youtube has great videos on this topic . search the truth about bread or sugar. remeber sugars addictive and sends chemicals that store fat. take care.

posted Jan 24th, 2010 11:14 am


Monique

I have tried other diets through the years and every day was a struggle that eventually led me to quit and re-gain everything I had lost. I started Dr. Gott's 'No Flour- No Sugar' "diet" and have lost 100 pounds since July of 2008. The firts couple of months were difficult but honestly after that it has been overall effortless and even 18 months later I am going strong and absolutely no urge to go back to my former "weigh" lol of life.

posted Jan 18th, 2010 12:10 am


DG

This diet doesn't take low-carb to the extreme at all!!! Are you kidding? You can have rice, potatoes, beans, fruit- all healthier sources of carbohydrates. The idea idea is to remove refined flour which may very well be to blame for rampant obesity, heart disease and diabetes in this country. White flour is all empty calories!

posted Dec 27th, 2009 12:36 pm


Nickey

I am currently reading Dr. Gotts book and plan to start the diet 11/27/09, the day after Thanks Giving. I am partnering it with Beach Body's Turbo Jam and adding some extra cardio a few times a week. I look forward to seeing results.

posted Nov 25th, 2009 12:01 pm


mark

I've found this diet very easy to follow and I'm losing wieght. But if you really want to lose weight start exercising. The only bread you should eat is Ezekiel Bread. Google it. I also feel much better and joint pain has disappeared. If you can't break away from sugar and flour, might as well throw in the towel and buy bigger pants.

posted Nov 7th, 2009 10:10 pm


Grandma Jan

I eased into this diet in Aug. 2008. It is the easiest diet I have ever followed. Believe it or not, there are flourless breads and pastas available and loads of suger free products that can be used. 26 pounds off in 5 months. 1 year later, still following the diet, but allowing myself occasional lapses, I have not gained anything back which is amazing.

posted Aug 29th, 2009 1:01 pm


silversister

I love this diet! It takes some research to find alternative bread, crackers and pasta but they are out there. Totaly don't crave sugar anymore and am not ever starving. Just watch your portions, its not a free for all just because you don't count calories!

posted Aug 6th, 2009 11:21 am


jamica

this diet really works i love it and it is really easy to follow

posted Apr 28th, 2009 11:14 pm


loveme

I just started and I feel great. I will repost in a week of any results

posted Apr 28th, 2009 6:48 pm


Rachael575

I can't wait to get started. The diet only makes perfect sense!

posted Apr 17th, 2009 12:20 pm


Molly

There is a support group out there that does follow the No sugar, No flour way of life. Go to ceahow.org.....

It has all the information you need.

posted Mar 14th, 2009 2:52 pm


Molly

There is a support group out there that does follow the No sugar, No flour way of life. Go to ceahow.....
It has all the information you need.

posted Mar 14th, 2009 2:51 pm


Kay

This is the most uncomplicated diet that I have ever tried. It has helped me to lose weight and enjoy the real taste of food. I have tried many other diets and find that I retain water when I eat refined carbs. However, I wish that there would be a support group for people on this this plan. I would join it in a minute.

posted Mar 11th, 2009 12:38 am


vickie

flour and sugar are poisons to my body. i have been in a 12 step program for food addicts for 6yrs and maintained an 80 lb weight loss. it is great to be able to fit into the same clothes year after year. It is hard and it is not for everyone but for this addict it works, no more body aches for years i thought i had fibro myalga or lupus every part of me hurt, Since i put down the flour and sugar i feel great. i'm on no medication such as antidepresives or pain medicatoin, Just a vitamin and a calcium pill. It works if you work it....

posted Feb 11th, 2009 8:30 am


Lottajoy

Can i eat pure whole wheat bread and crackers, or is that considered flour based? I would like to know.

posted Jan 26th, 2009 6:07 pm



 

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