There seems to be a lot of confusion in the media about a new diet by Jorge Cruise called “The 100″ which was described on ABC News as the diet for ‘carb-lovers’ when in reality it seems to be exactly the opposite as the whole point is to restrict sugars and sugar calories hidden in carbs which in turn means restricting carbs (to 25 grammes a day). This is how it is described in the Daily Mail…
A new diet limits people to 100 ‘sugar calories’ a day – meaning that just two apples exceed the recommended allowance.
Fitness expert and New York Times bestseller Jorge Cruise, who masterminded The 100 method, says that foods contain ‘hidden sugars’ which boost belly fat. He claims those who have followed his four-week plan lost an average of 18lbs in two weeks. Explaining how to deduce the number of ‘sugar calories’ in meals or snacks, he told Today: ‘Bottom line: [It's] total carbs times four. Say it’s 20 total carbs in an apple. Times it by four, you’re looking at 80 sugar calories.’
As well as being bad for the waistline, Mr Cruise notes that ‘sugar calories’ can contribute to heart disease, cancer, and type II diabetes. He highlights that many foods dieters assume are safe, such as apples and brown rice, are actually harmful to progress.
In a bid to show people how to reshape their diet his book titled The 100 includes shopping lists, food guides and recipes. It also shows people how to best read nutritional labels.
Mr Cruise is also behind the popular weight-loss book series The Belly Fat Cure, Body at Home, The 12-Second Sequence, The 3-Hour Diet, and 8 Minutes in the Morning.
Talking about his most recent work, which shifts focus on sugar, he adds: ‘It’s all about the insulin. Everyone thinks weight loss is all about eat less, exercise more . . . a calorie is a calorie. ‘[But] as much as I love equality, I’m not abiding equality when it comes to calories. Not all calories are the same.’ Some surprising treats such as whipped cream, half and half and red wine – which has only 14 ‘sugar calories’ per glass – don’t pose a problem on the 100 diet.
Here’s the ABC report including video: ‘The 100′ Diet Claims Weight Loss by Restricting Calories From Sugar