Dr. Gott's No Flour No Sugar Diet
The doctor's in, and his prescription is restriction.
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.
- Ideal for those with certain food allergies
- Eliminate empty calories
- No counting
- Learn how to read food labels
- Portion control
- Very restrictive
- Eliminates all flour and all sugar
- Weigh yourself weekly
- Journal everything you eat or drink
- Discount value of exercise
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)
- 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)
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