The No Flour, No Sugar diet was developed by Dr. Peter Gott, a National Medical Columnist who has been published in hundreds of newspapers, medical publications and books. The No Flour, No Sugar diet is an easy-to-follow, inexpensive diet founded on the principle that cutting out sugar and simple carbohydrates is the best path to a healthier lifestyle and to easy weight loss.
The basic premise is to remove any food containing flour or sugar from your kitchen shelves, in effect removing all excess calories from the diet. These empty calories should be replaced with healthier, more nutrient-dense foods.
In the book written on this diet plan, Dr. Gott states that the best way to lose weight (and keep it off) is through a combination of eating right and exercising regularly. He recommends finding an enjoyable fitness activity that you can do at least half an hour daily.
What To Eat
In No Flour, No Sugar, a Dr Gott Diet Food List is included to give guidelines on appropriate foods to purchase at the grocery store. These foods include dairy products such as skim milk, low-fat yogurt, eggs and low-fat cheese. Followers of this diet should also eat plenty of lean lunch meats, poultry and seafood. Dr. Gott also suggests purchasing beans and legumes, fruits and vegetables and snacks such as hummus, pickles, edamame and sugar-free jello.
What To Avoid
Dr. Gott states that all sugar must be avoided in the No Flour, No Sugar diet. This includes honey, brown sugar, maple syrup and molasses. He suggests investing in substitute sweeteners, such as Splenda or Stevia, which can be easily added to a meal for those with a sweet tooth. Any food with flour should also be avoided, as well as starchy foods such as potatoes and rice.
Dr. Gott suggests portion control is important even though you are eliminating unhealthy calories from your diet. Too much of a good thing is still unhealthy. He suggests using smaller plates, avoiding all-you-can-eat buffets and eating half of what you normally eat (and saving the rest for your next meal).