Rules of the Belly Fat Cure Diet
About the Author:
Sydney Hornby, M.D.
Sydney Hornby specializes in metabolic disease and reproductive endocrinology. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he earned his M.D., and has worked for several years in academic medical research. Writing for publication since 1995, Hornby has had articles featured in “Medical Care,” “Preventive Medicine” and “Medical Decision Making.”
In his book “The Belly Fat Cure,” author Jorge Cruise offers tips, advice and menu suggestions and has just one hard rule, referred to as “the one critical key.” The book claims that by following Cruise’s Carb Swap System, you can lose 4 to 9 pounds a week without diet or exercise. Cruise also claims that the Belly Fat Cure is not a diet, but rather a lifestyle. Cruise’s message of weight loss without dieting quickly found an audience. Shortly after its December 2009 release, “The Belly Fat Cure” landed on the bestseller list for “The New York Times.”
Before starting the Belly Fat Cure, Cruise asks that you clearly detail your goals. Write down your weight loss target, your current waist measurement and weight. Cruise suggests target waist circumference goals of 35 inches or less for women and 40 inches or less for men. He also advises that you develop a support team of three friends or family members to help you along your weight loss journey.
Cruise’s Carb Swap System, or S/C value, helps you track the amount of sugar and carbohydrates you consume each day. Your daily goal is 15 grams of sugar and six servings of carbohydrates, which equates to 120 grams. Do not count foods with fewer than 0.5 grams of sugar. Calculate carbohydrate servings based on the total number of carbohydrates a food item contains: 0 to 4 grams of carbohydrates are not counted; 5 to 30 grams equals one serving; 21 to 40 grams equals two servings and 41 to 60 grams equals three servings. Using the planner included in the book, you will mark off each day the S/C values as you consume them. If you follow the menu suggestions given in the book, the daily servings of both sugar and carbohydrates are calculated for you.