No Sugar No Flour Diet

The Truth About Sugar

Have you considered practicing a no sugar no flour diet? It's a wise choice if you desire longevity and a lean physique.

I've lumped the two of these together because no matter how you slice it, they are foods to avoid. Rainy days of baking were never thought to be foods to avoid, dangerous foods or unhealthy foods but both contribute to erratic blood sugar and neither provide you an ounce of true nutrition.

In fact, flour and sugar is so de-vitalized that the human body robs vitamins and minerals from its own tissue, bone and blood to assimilate these as food.

The human body was never meant to consume isolated components of food. The grains the flour has been made of contain "built-in" vitamins, minerals, enzymes and even BLOOD SUGAR REGULATING substance called chromium. So you see, Mother Nature really does know best. Don't let this be your ticket though to consume whole grain in abundance and consider practicing a no sugar no flour diet.

Grains are converted to glucose expeditiously and the glucose found in the human body will serve a number of different purposes. It is either used to provide a person with energy as and when required, it can be stored in muscle tissue or the liver as glycogen, it may be shuttled to the liver and then converted into lipids. Once it has been converted into lipids it is then stored in the body as fat.

(Grains in abundance are not healthy and for some, grains at all are not the healthiest choice hence a no sugar no flour diet)

Since Man began altering food, Man got fatter and consequently, sicker. This is why you will find so many practicing a no sugar no flour diet.

What many do not even realize, bleached flour has a chemical compound added to it called Alloxan, a toxic glucose analogue, which selectively destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas when administered to rodents and many other animal species. Could this be contributing to the elevated rates of pancreatitis we've seen in recent years? Pancreatic cancers possibly? Believe it or not, this dangerous additive was identified in the 1800's and it is still in our food supply today. Had I known that my innocent white bread purchase could have killed my child's pancreas? I would have never allowed them to eat it. If you think someone in big food has your health at heart, think again. 200 years later, this is the kind of behavior in our society that I just don't understand.

THEY DON'T TELL YOU THIS AT WEIGHT WATCHERS

READ YOUR LABELS AND LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING FOODS TO AVOID:

  • Bleached Flour
  • Unbleached Flour
  • Whole Wheat Flour

Flour makes wonderful play doh but is a horrible food whether bleached, unbleached or whole wheat. Never should it be considered a weight loss food. I personally classify it as a dangerous, unhealthy food to avoid. Let's face it, you're going to have days off. Use the 95/5 rule. (That's 95% on plan saving the 5% for special occasions. Perhaps 95% of the time you practice a no sugar no flour diet.)

Of course while sugar does not carry Alloxan, it also robs the body of vital nutrients, disrupts blood sugar levels and contributes to a myriad of disease.

A well respected nutritionist, Nancy Appleton, Phd., has 146 cited reasons to avoid sugar and they are found in

The link below will give you 146 reasons sugar is ruining your health

the truth about sugar


Now researching your labels for sugar can be overwhelming by anyone's standards! A trick for you though is to always look for the word "OSE". Anything that ends in OSE is always a sugar. I use the example, fructOSE and dextrOSE. These are always at the top of your list of dangerous unhealthy foods to avoid. Were you aware that cancer cells hyper metabolize on glucose? Yes, this means that cancer feeds off of sugar. Another reason to practice a no sugar no flour diet.

READ YOUR LABELS AND LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING FOODS TO AVOID:

  • barley malt
  • beet sugar
  • brown sugar
  • buttered syrup
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  • cane-juice crystals
  • cane sugar
  • caramel
  • carob syrup
  • corn syrup
  • corn syrup solids
  • date sugar
  • dextran
  • dextrose
  • diatase
  • fructose
  • fruit juice
  • fruit juice concentrate
  • glucose
  • glucose solids
  • golden sugar
  • golden syrup
  • grape sugar
  • high-fructose corn syrup
  • honey
  • invert sugar
  • malt syrup
  • maltodextrin
  • maltose
  • molasses
  • raw sugar
  • rice syrup
  • refiner's syrup
  • sorghum syrup
  • sucrose
  • sugar
  • turbinado sugar
  • yellow sugar

And then there are sugar alcohols which claim NOT to affect blood sugar levels but in my experience, this is very individual! What affects you might not affect me! I have a couple of diabetic clients who have experienced high blood sugar numbers after consumption of maltitol containing foods.

There are a great deal of low carb candies on the market today and these are sweetened with sugar alcohols, usually maltitols. Don't confuse these with the more natural Xylitol and Erithrytol sugar alcohols I recommend in the Healthy Food List. Though these are processed and carry their own issues, I won't burden you with that just yet.

READ YOUR LABELS AND LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Malitol
  • Maltitol
  • (take note of the different spelling I've seen both spellings on labels. Small detail but important!)
  • Mannitol
  • Sorbitol

One does not want to indulge in too many of these or one may need to change their under pants!

I believe that Overeaters Anonymous has had great success recommending a no sugar no flour diet.

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