Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet is a weight-loss program developed by medical practitioner and health columnist Dr Peter Gott.
His best-selling book of the same name shows how to reduce calories in your diet by eliminating flour-based and added-sugar foods.
He believes that these highly processed foods are the primary reason Americans are so overweight and so unhealthy. By eliminating foods filled with flour and sugar, dramatic weight loss results can be realized.
Foods containing added sugar and refined flour are nutrient-poor, unlike foods containing whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes which are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
The No Flour, No Sugar Diet reduces the so-called ’empty’ calories of refined carbohydrate-based foods, also frequently high in fat (such as pizza and donuts).
The No Flour, No Sugar lifestyle encourages selection of foods without significant sugar and refined flour content, based on interpretation of food labels.
Exercise is also mentioned (half an hour a day). No counting of calories is suggested, however the book does list foods to major on and foods to avoid.
The No Flour, No Sugar Diet book includes meal plans for 14 days, and no less than 75 pages of recipes (in a 186-page book!). Here are a few examples from the Meal Plans section:
The No Flour, No Sugar diet retails for $14.99.
Most people who eliminate from their diet foods containing refined flour and sugar will lose weight. These foods tend to be very calorie dense and just a small amount equates to a lot of calories.
A No Flour, No Sugar Diet works by greatly reducing these high calorie foods, especially if they are replaced by a lot of vegetables and fruit.