A Look at the Zero Sugar Diet With Author Dave Zinczenko

New York Times best-selling author Dave Zinczenko discusses his new book, "Zero Sugar Diet," just in time for those making New Year's resolutions to improve their health.
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nutrition and wellness contributor, Dave zinczenko. Dave Z. As we call him. He has a new book called "Zero sugar diet," the 14-day plan to flatten your belly, crush cravings and help keep you lean for life. I'm suddenly sucking in nye stomach talking about flattening our stomach. Low fat, low carb, you say zero sugar is the solution, why. We're getting so many added sugars a day, up to 400 calories' worth of added sugar. It's like four types what's recommended and these are empty calories that do nothing. So zero sugar diet is easy, it's for everybody and effective and you'll strip away the added sugars from your diet and lose up to 16 pounds in 14 days. That's what we're talking about, added sugars. We brought along -- you have a couple of everyday foods and the nutrition labels can be really deceiving. Can we talk about these particular foods and how much added sugar is in each. Food manufacturers are putting added sugars in everything and you haven't really been able to tell the difference between the natural sugars or the added sugars. You take a half a cup of pasta sauce here and you think, well, why would there be sugar in that but the sugar equivalent is one glazed doughnut. To a half cup of pasta sauce. Yeah, so if you look at -- Startling. Maybe you think you're doing something healthy having my yogurt with fruit on the bottom. Some of those brands are more than 27 grams of added sugar. That's the equivalent of three glazed doughnuts. Are you going to frown on me if I eat one of these because the new year isn't for a couple of days? I won't judge you. We have smoothies. So you go and get your large smoothie which is sometimes four servings, that's represented here and that's 25 sugar -- equivalent of 25 glazed doughnuts, Paula. I mean you wouldn't eat it. Why would you drink it. I had no idea but you think it is possible to go through your day without any added sugar. You just need a guide and that's what zero sugar diet -- That's why we have you. I'm here to help. So, I'm going to eat, by the way. What are we having for breakfa breakfast. Chocolate vanilla oatmeal. One of my favorites, what's great about it it has six grams of natural sugar and 225 calories and here's a great tip. Use cacao powder because it is an anti-inflammatory and eliminates bloating and strip away belly fat and you go et to eat chocolate. Chocolate and the raspberries. Here we have lunch. This is another filling lunch. I'm trying everything, by the way, except the doughnuts. Dig in. Steak salad with kale and spinach so get to eat steak. This is 450 calories, 14 grams of sugar but it's natural sugar so -- it comes with fiber. Getting the natural sugars from. The carrots. It's a little bit -- Come in, Sara. Yes. Hi. Noticed we mentioned food and Sara came. We love to eat. You even get to have pizza. That was my piece. I'll share. This is dinner. I'll take a slice. We'll share. Whole grain pizza with chicken, asparagus and pear. You made it. I did all morning with Karen, Karen and I did that. The pear. Yeah, it adds a touch of natural sweetness to it. And this -- this is just four grams of natural sugar so this is 450 calories right here. What's this? A whole grain flatbread. Four grams of natural sugar. Four grams of natural sugar. No added sugar. You're kidding me. So everybody is like you can't eliminate the added sugars, you can and enjoy the sweet life because you're getting it in the natural sugar. Real quick what do I put in my coffee. I like a little agave. I love it. Dave, thank you very much. We're so excited about this new book. "Zero sugar diet" is available now and everybody here in the audience, you'll go home with a

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