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Nutritionist Reviews Sugar Busters Diet | ’90s Diet Trends

Nutritionist Reviews Sugar Busters Diet | ’90s Diet Trends
Emily Wilcock
Writer and expert2 years ago
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There were some pretty unorthodox diets back in the '90s and this impact week our nutritionist, Richie Kirwan, has reviewed some of them. 

First on his list was the Sugar Busters diet. The main purpose of the diet was to keep your blood sugar low, meaning you were only allowed to consume foods with a low glycemic index. 

As Richie highlights, most popular diets have a villain – in this case sugar is the villain, oh and insulin... everyone seems to hate insulin.  



Take Home Message 

You don’t need to cut sugar out entirely to lose weight! Our nutritionist says, sustainable weight loss is all about a calorie deficit – we don’t need a villain (sugar or fat) to lose weight. And leave insulin alone... in the words of Richie, “it’s an important storage hormone. 



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Emily Wilcock
Writer and expert
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After completing an internship with Myprotein, Emily returned to university to finish her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. With experience in lifestyle writing, Emily aims to entertain and educate through her work. Her focuses include recipes, real and inspiring stories, and working with writers to help provide easy-to-digest evidence-based research. Her work on recipes has been previously featured in The Supplement magazine, with a particular focus on high-protein, nutritious meals, plus advice on how to properly fuel your body. Outside of work, Emily’s top priority is food. She’s a self-professed star baker and a connoisseur of all things baked. In her spare time, she’s either cooking up a storm, our looking out for the opportunity to try out Manchester’s newest restaurants. But as a huge fan of carbs, if it’s not pasta or pasta-adjacent, she’s not interested. If she’s not in the kitchen, she’s tucked up with a book for an early night, or you’ll find her in the gym working up a sweat. Afterall, all those carbs require quite the appetite.