Sugar Busters!

Hosted by Dene Mitzel
Group active since Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Following the Sugar Busters! way of eating? I am always looking for new recipes that follow SB. Let's get together here to support one another in our endeavors and to share some recipes!

Heidi Hoerman
Jul 9, 2015

Frozen cherries are like candy!

Frozen cherries are a delight to suck on -- like ice cream bon-bons but with no added sugar and plenty of vitamins and fiber. They get expensive in the dead of winter but right now they are cheap so I invested in an OXO Good Grips cherry pitter and pitted as mess of cherries lickity split. I freeze them in single-serving containers and just pop them in my mouth one cherry at a time.

A cup serving of frozen cherries + a cup of milk makes a great smoothie treat! You could easily fool kids into thinking you made them an ice cream shake -- especially if you add a frozen banana and up the milk just enough for your blender to be able to handle it!

Dene Mitzel
Jun 14, 2015

What's for dinner?

I've been in sort of a "dinner rut" lately. I'm tired of making the same old stuff, and trying to find something different and delicious to make. I found a recipe that I'm going to try tonight. I'm going to tweak it a little bit. It's spinach artichoke chicken. I'm going to try to post it later this evening.

Heidi Hoerman
Jun 13, 2015

General, and slightly curmudgeonly, comments on Sugar Busters "the plan."

I didn't realize there was a specific plan named Sugar Busters. Diet plans that "work" are everywhere. Some of them are more healthy than others. Some are better based on science than others. All make "rules" that may be hard to follow and unnecessary. Most encourage you to buy something, often a book, sometimes a supplement or specific foods.

This one asks you to buy a book. Books and printed plans can help people. Supplements and specific foods have no real science to back them up.

One difficulty any of these plans have is keeping up with the latest science. For example, Sugar Busters bases many of its choices on glycemic index yet latest science is questioning the effect of diets based on glycemic index on heart health. It also talks about the importance of eating specific foods at specific times of day but science has shown no truth to this idea. There's also no science to back up the idea that specific combinations of food have any special effects over eating those same foods separately.

Loss of weight is only caused by burning more calories than you consume. The sugar busters recipe causes weight loss for some because following it causes them to consume fewer calories or to increase their activity.

If any plan leads you to a diet that improves your health then it is probably a good idea. Just educate yourself about the reality of nutrition and remember there is no one magic bullet. A very good, constantly updated, consumer-friendly source of nutritional information is provided by the Harvard University School of Public Health. Called Nutritionsource, its URL is

Am I saying Sugar Busters is all bunk? No. It has some good ideas and certainly limiting consumption of added sugars and simple carbohydrates is a good idea -- but take it all with a grain of salt -- unless, of course, you need to be low-sodium, too! ;-)

Dene Mitzel
Jun 12, 2015

Back to Sugar Busters!

Well, this group never really got off to a good start and I fell off the Sugar Busters way of eating as well. I have been back on it for a couple months now and have lost about 10 pounds. I thought I'd see if I can get this group going... I'm going to try to start posting some recipes, etc. Is anyone on the Sugar Busters way of eating right now?

Dene Mitzel
Jun 23, 2014

Welcome and Introduction...

Hello, My name is Dene'. I am 47 years old and have 3 children ages 22, 17, and 11. I am a first grade teacher. I have had success with the Sugar Busters! way of eating in the past. I made it to my goal weight and 2 weeks later I found out I was pregnant. During my morning sickness phase, I ended up "excusing myself" from the SB way of eating because I needed to keep something on my stomach and sometimes that meant eating whatever snack was on hand. After baby, I have tried to get back to it many times over the years, but haven't stuck to it. I'm gonna do it this time! Let's support and help each other as well as share recipes for some yummy food! Now tell something about YOU!