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TUTFAM Posts: 481
4/26/13 2:16 P

It's sugar that Jorge is targeting. Yes, there are limited carbs but actually it's quite a few carbs for the day. You can have strawberries too.

3/8/13 4:08 P

Exactly! You sound like a wise and balanced person. I agree with every word. That's the beauty of individuality.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,300
3/8/13 3:57 P

I think that each of these different "diet" books and plans, may perhaps have *some* grains of truth buried in them.... but you have to sort through some stupid stuff to find those grains sometimes. That's why for good, solid information on nutrition, I rely on Spark. And compare the claims of various authors etc, against what Spark says.

For example, claiming you can eat or drink anything that is specifically going to target belly fat. Not true.

My own personal eating has evolved-- and is continuing to evolve-- over time. The beauty of the Spark program, is that I get to choose. I can have a Dunkin Donut if I want it. Or I can choose to cut out the sugar and just have fruit. Or decide that I want that fruit to be organic. Whatever-- it's my choice exactly how I want to do it.

3/8/13 12:19 P

Thank you so much for your response! And yes, I had forgotten it was just blueberries and blackberries! In a general sense, I am thinking that I will just try to incorporate more vegetables, and I think that his book has made me think about my hidden sugars and not to just eat endless amounts of fruit ; ) I have become more conscious overall of what I take it, but I've also discovered, for ME, that I like to incorporate a bit of everything and just track it on my app and see how I feel. I am a fitness instructor and read a lot about nutrition but find that every day is just a new day to learn something! I don't think I will ever be "done." I'm also fascinated by the whole "clean eating" movement and how differently people interpret that. All that to say, I think different things work for different people and I want to be able to find my own best path and also help others out a bit when they ask.

Again, thank you for responding. I look forward to learning more and sharing ideas.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,300
3/8/13 12:09 P

I'm assuming you're not talking about his "Belly Fat Cure" because that one limits a person to only blackberries and blueberries. So maybe it's his "Anti-Aging Cure"... I don't know how he's counting sugar/carbs... I know that one talks about "hidden" sugar in processed food. And you're supposed to follow his first-week plan exactly.

Honestly, I reckon next year when sales of his latest book start to decline, he'll think up some new "cure".

I think you hit the nail on the head, yourself, when you said, how is the amount correct for every person. Because it isn't correct for every person. He's writing books that appeal to people's desires to lose belly fat or look younger or lose weight fast. And whether it's nutritionally sound or not, does not matter so much to him.

Edited by: MISSRUTH at: 3/8/2013 (12:10)
3/8/13 11:44 A

I'm a little confused about fruit intake on Jorge Cruise's plan. Wouldn't one apple take up the entire 15 grams of sugar? No room for any other sugars at all, even incidental ones? Or am I confused? Also, how is the amount correct for every person regardless of size or gender?

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