I have watched a lot of videos with Lustig, and agree with his ideas. I have a hold on Fat Chance, but it will be a week at least.
I cut out almost all sugar, even lactose, and fructose, when I got gout. I had started low carb already, and after 1 year go off my diabetes meds, but in September 2011, I had foot pain, and in December I was diagnosed with gout. I had been eating off plan, and was back up to 280 by New Years. Despite the gout diet cutting out fat, and meat. I went back to low carb. By February I was back to exercising, and March 20, 2012 was my last gout flare-up.
I do have unsweetened applesauce in 4 oz cups for breakfast, and cheese 1-2 times a month, but otherwise avoid sugar except what comes in my meat, eggs, and vegetables.
Since your carbs affect blood sugar, you want to balance them. If you are eating 40 g a day, and eat them all at 1 time, you can still cause cravings, by spiking the blood sugar. Having 15 at each meal is a much better plan.
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