Zero Sugar Diet

Zero Sugar Diet

The 14-day Plan to Flatten your Belly, Crush Cravings, and Help Keep You Lean for Life

Book - 2016
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lose up to a pound a day and curb your craving for sweets with delicious recipes and simple, science-based food swaps from David Zinczenko, NBCs health and wellness contributor and bestselling author of Zero Belly Diet, Zero Belly Smoothies, and Eat This, Not That!

With Zero Sugar Diet, #1 New York Times bestselling author David Zinczenko continues his twenty-year mission to help Americans live their happiest and healthiest lives, uncovering revolutionary new research that explains why you can’t lose weight—and shows that it’s not your fault! The true culprit is sugar—specifically added sugars—which food manufacturers sneak into almost everything we eat, from bread to cold cuts to yogurt, peanut butter, pizza, and even “health” foods.

Until now, there’s been no way to tell how much added sugar you’re eating—or how to avoid it without sacrifice. But with the simple steps in Zero Sugar Diet, you’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods and strip away unnecessary sugars—losing weight at a rate of up to one pound per day, while still enjoying the sweeter things in life.

By replacing empty calories with essential ones—swapping in whole foods and fiber and swapping out added sugars—you’ll conquer your cravings and prevent the blood sugar surge that leads to some of the worst health scourges in America today, including abdominal fat, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, liver disease, fatigue, and tooth decay.

And all it takes is 14 days. You’ll be stunned by the reported results:

Lisa Gardner, 49, lost 10 pounds
Tara Anderson, 42, lost 10 pounds
David Menkhaus, 62, lost 15 pounds
Ricky Casados, 56, lost 12 pounds

You, too, can melt away belly fat, boost your energy levels and metabolism, and take control of your health and your life, armed with a comprehensive grocery list of fresh produce, proteins, whole grains, and even prepared meals, accompanied by two weeks’ worth of fiber-rich breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes and real-life results from successful Zero Sugar dieters. The fat-burning formula for long-term weight loss and optimal health is at your fingertips. Join in the crusade and say goodbye to added sugars—and goodbye to your belly—with Zero Sugar Diet!

Praise for Zero Sugar Diet

Zero Sugar Diet targets an easily identifiable enemy, comparing excess sugar in our diet to a deadly virus. . . . Well, that got my attention.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A user-friendly guide [that provides] a wealth of helpful information and tools for those wishing to limit added sugars in their diet.”Library Journal

“This plan is informative and entertaining (e.g., a chart converts common meals to their equivalent in donuts; ‘an open letter from your pancreas’) and will help readers rein in cravings and become savvy monitors of added sugar consumption.”Publishers Weekly

Baker & Taylor
A science-based plan for rapid fat burning and long-term weight loss builds on a two-week starter diet designed to eliminate added sugars and replace empty calories with essential ones.

& Taylor

A science-based plan for rapid fat burning and long-term weight loss builds on a two-week starter diet designed to eliminate added sugars and replace empty calories with essential ones for initial rapid weight reduction without calorie counting or portion limits.

Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780345547989
Characteristics: xxi, 280 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Perrine, Stephen - Author


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Nov 02, 2018

So, I've given this a pretty high rating based on what I feel it has done for me. Cracked my 70's not that long ago and put in quite a bit of exercise time daily. I'm going to guess I do twice as much as many do, even many younger. My BMI is pretty much dead center normal. This fellow is throwing around two words which qualify as motivators, 'flat stomach'. To fuel that dream, we are pounded over the head with repeated material delineating the evils of added sugar and how nearly inescapable it is in our diets. I'm a believer. Readers of this book might want to reflect on how they've come to accept as normal the super sweetening of everything edible. So part one is 'no added sugar'. Part two is 'get enough fiber'. Your own common sense might be able to take it from there; he points out the good foods and the the ones to avoid. That includes eating at home, recipes, and tips on what you can eat at ubiquitous fast food and sit down eateries. Going all purpose, he throws in some ideas of helpful practices and even exercise. He is very scientifical; he cites a study where dieters off to a fast start do better in the long run, hence his 14 day starter. If they changed the condition of the study by telling all participants that working the principals would improve their life and both fast and slow measures would work, study results might have been different. There might be better books on the subject, and there is not much poetry in here, but I think I will be benefiting, if not, it will be my own fault.

Jul 25, 2018

My review: Not for those with gluten or dairy allergies as many of his food suggestions have lots of gluten and dairy. BUT it is low sugar and low carb so book is great for diabetics!
5.0 out of 5 stars "Zero sugar diet."
Easy to understand for a lay person.
Short and simple instructions.
Gives brand names for best food choices.
Lists breakdown of food .
5.0 out of 5 stars "Get It! You will use it."
Great information. Easy reading. If you're thinking about deleting sugar from your life, this is the book. Recipe's and complete sugar free grocery list. Saves a lot of work.

Mar 27, 2017

I have read over 45 comments on Amazon from readers who did not find the book useful. Many complained that the content was repetitive and could have been summed up in two or three pages. There were also over 200 "rave" reviews but I am left to wonder if the latter are really legit.

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