The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks

Be a part of the diet revolution and change your relationship with calories forever

America’s favorite diet and fitness expert, Jorge Cruise, will change the way you think about calories. For years, conventional wisdom has continued to state the wrong and outdated research that says simply counting calories is the key to weight loss, and if you cannot follow that plan, you must lack willpower. Now Jorge Cruise’s passion for dietary science has revealed the true cause of the obesity epidemic—counting the wrong calories!

The 100 will free you from counting calories and points and constantly trying to eat less with the conclusive truth: all calories are not created equal. Jorge has been working to uncover the latest advances in dietary science for more than a decade, and now the newest science confirms that Sugar Calories are the only calories you’ll need to keep track of on this simple, fast, and guilt-free weight-loss plan. Enjoy unlimited amounts of delicious and healthy no-count calories and still eat the foods you love. Learn the right foods to eat without ever feeling hungry or deprived on a plan that is so easy to incorporate and maintain that you can finally put an end to the vicious cycle of dieting.

In addition to the 4-week plan, you get shopping lists and recommended food guides that can help you drop up to 18 pounds of stubborn belly fat. The 100 is the only plan you’ll ever need. Stop counting the wrong calories and start losing weight and changing your life today with the help of Jorge Cruise and the no-count calorie revolution!

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345 of 356 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Very Detailed Low Carb Plan, May 21, 2013
This review is from: The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks (Hardcover)

“The 100″ is well-written and offers an extremely detailed low carb diet plan. The basic idea is that you get 100 sugar calories per day. However, before you think this is something really new, understand that Jorge means ANY carbs when he refers to sugar. So, yes, bread, pasta, etc. is all sugar. Carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram, so this is really just a standard low carb diet that allows 25 grams of carbs per day.

The heart of the book is a very detailed meal plan. This is a well written book that will appeal to you if you really want a plan that lays out every single meal for four weeks. Otherwise there is not anything really new. I have also had very good results with the simple and very easy to follow plan explained in The Protein Express Diet: Rapid Weight Loss with a Simplified Low Carb, High Protein Diet and would recommend this book if you need quick results but don’t have time to follow a precise plan like the one Jorge suggests.

You get EVERY meal and every snack for 4 weeks. So there are a total of 28 very similar pages showing exactly what you will eat for: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, and a “Treat.” There are no separate recipes; instead, very brief recipes are integrated into the meal plan. Maximum is about 3 lines listing ingredients and basic instructions, even for dinners. Here’s an example lunch recipe: “Tuna salad made of 1 can tuna, 2 Tbsp mayo, 1 Tbsp lime juice served on 2 Romaine leaf halves.” For every week there is also a shopping list, and there a general food list in the back of the book. The recipes have carb calories and total calories, but do not include other nutritional info (protein, sodium, etc.).

“The 100″ is printed attractively in two colors (black and green) but has no photos. It offers good background info on the science behind low carb dieting, including interviews with author Gary Taubes. There are also a number of individual success stories.

Jorge also believes that exercise is not very useful for losing weight (It all comes down to what you eat, and he cites studies that show this). The book does include a brief section offering exercise suggestions for improved appearance and general health.

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368 of 394 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not Atkins, Paleo or Low Glycemic but don’t get out the cheesecake yet, May 21, 2013
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So, I need to say upfront that I’ve only just READ the book, I plan to update this review in a couple weeks with actual results. I’d like to lose 10 lbs and don’t need to do it in two weeks but, hey, if following this plan works, awesome-( I will update my review as I go).

The author in two short paragraphs outlines the pluses and minuses of the Atkins diet(extreme carb restriction), the Paleo diet(extreme carb restriction) , and ‘low-glycemic’ diets(eating food only with low glycemic index). He then proceeds to say this diet takes the positives without the negatives(high heart disease markers with extreme carb restriction or slow/ineffective loss with low glycemic index).

The plan is broken out into two options: Follow what the author calls the 1 Menu or follow the My Meal Planner. The 1 Menu is a fairly specific guideline with a few options to change it up. My Meal Planner menus provide 4 weeks of daily menu plans.

There is a big list of ‘Freebies’- everything from chicken breast to egg whites to lots and lots of salad veggies, dill pickles, cheese and nuts. I think the kicker here is that you should refer to the 1 Menu or Meal Planner menus and construct your meal based on serving sizes suggested there. So, the fine print (or maybe the difference between losing 1-4 lbs per week) might come back to the old calories in vs. calories out.

It is a DIET book- I put emphasis on that because it does breeze over the importance of exercise. The main gist of the diet is summed up in the following sentence: “The way it works is simple: You have 100 Sugar Calories a day to choose from and you can use them anyway you like.” BUT and it is a big BUT, he provides an altered definition of sugar. I hate to give away the punch line, though. Lets just say it lies somewhere between Atkins and Low-Glycemic.

I do like that the author provides some motivational stories and then “What to do when I finish week four”. There is also a template to use with the food lists to count your ‘losing’ sugar calories(100) or ‘maintaining’ sugar calories. I enjoyed the author’s sense of humor and the book is well-organized, concisely written and backed up with a fair amount of science.

I’ll be updating here and the numbers of stars may go up or down as may the numbers on my scale. One expects a diet to be somewhat reasonable, but then one must also adhere to the diet somewhat reasonably. I’ll be first in line when Magically Lose 10 Lbs pill becomes available.
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Update #1: So, I started this diet on Tuesday and it is now Sunday and I just weighed myself and am down 5 lbs. That makes me a little concerned because in my experience, losing alot of weight right off means it’ll come right back. I have been following the daily menus with a couple substitutions(I HATE hardboiled eggs). This diet is very stringent but I have to say, my cravings for anything sweet are down. After only a few days on this diet, while I am sure I can do it for a couple more weeks, especially if I am seeing results that motivate me(i.e. 5lbs later I am not in my ‘fat jeans’- not in my ‘skinny jeans’ for a couple more weeks) not sure I can follow the maintenance plan. The plan feels very restrictive and as a wife and mother of two I have found it is not something I can incorporate into family meals(my husband swims for an hour or more a day on top of other exercise so needs a 3k-4k calorie diet)- I have to basically cook for myself. Even though the recipes are a bit sparse, I do like them alot. I think maintenance on this diet is going to be very difficult and at my age and all the diets I’ve gone through, my experience tells me that unless you become very OCD about eating only off the menu plans, this will be difficult to sustain. But, I still have a couple weeks and a few pounds to go.

As someone who is actually DOING the diet, I will say this- my exercise has actually been down because I hurt my knee a bit back and haven’t been able to exercise, also, I am 5’10” so my weight variability can swing quite a bit but to really test this out I have been drinking tons of water- so much I feel kinda sloshy, but I still show my weight going down a little over 5 lbs.. I think this is a decent diet for someone like me who is trying to keep off a stubborn 10-20lbs BUT I absolutely cannot imagine sticking to this diet forever as a lifestyle change and I don’t know if I could do it for months on end trying to lose 80 or 100 lbs… I can see it being helpful to kickstart a sustainable lifestyle change(as motivation and to help with self-esteem and a can-do attitude)- for example, my daughter is a touch overweight and is very self-conscious about it. She’s always been very active(soccer, swim team, etc.)- but she now sometimes avoids exercise because she feels ‘too fat’ for it(she’s absolutely gorgeous and this is totally unfounded imho). I remember times not…

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203 of 221 people found the following review helpful
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A Very Low Carb Diet That Involves Counting Sugar Calories, May 23, 2013
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I first heard about this diet on Doctor Oz after receiving an email from Jorge. Dr. Oz continuously pushes the next diet fad almost every month. Jorge was on Dr. Oz pitching his latest fad diet. Cruise says if you count sugar calories you can lose 18 pounds in just two weeks. Although Jorge is marketing this book for carb lovers, this is a very low carb diet. If you love fruit and wheat, this diet is not for you. Jorge tells us that we can substitute wheat flour with coconut, almond, and flax flour. The only problem: He doesn’t tell us how. There are no recipes in this book. While the book is not particularly laid out well, the diet does work if you can stick to it.

As others mentioned, the book boils down to this premise: You are limited to only 100 sugar calories per day. By sugar calories, he is referring to all carbs. That is 25 grams of non fibrous carbs since each gram of carbohydrate is 4 calories. Fruit and starchy vegetables count as part of the 25 grams of carbs. On this diet carbs = sugar.

On Atkins, you are supposed to eat a total of less than 20 grams of net carbs(carbs minus fiber) per day during the first phase. This is a refined version of Atkins.

Jorge tells us in addition to the 100 sugar calories we can also eat what he calls “Freebies.” Freebies include proteins, non starchy vegetables, herbs, cheese, and nuts. We are told that we can eat as much of these in reasonable portions. Don’t expect to eat 12 slices of bacon, 12 bun-less hamburgers, and bun-less hot dogs on this “diet.”

Jorge gives us 4 weeks of Meal Plans. He lays out two options. One is essentially a menu for each day. The other is a menu planner. For each week, there is a shopping list.

On his menu, you will eat breakfast, a mid morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack, dinner, and up to 2 glasses of red wine as a treat. It is still a calorie restricted and portion control diet, because you are not going to be eating more than 2000 calories. However, out of those only 100 can come from sugar. It doesn’t seem like much food but a lot of the calories come from fat.

Throughout the book he will throw in an interview with one of his friends or a success story. While the actual diet might work if you stick to it, the problem I have with the book is the way it is presented. The presentation is poor and lacks clarity. He doesn’t really explain how to factor in fiber when eating carbs. Instead, you have to look at his Freebies list. Unfortunately, this list doesn’t list every food. For examples, carrots are not mentioned on his food list. It’s also confusing. White corn is a Freebie but yellow corn is not.

When Jorge is marketing the book, we were led to believe we would be getting a book filled with recipes to make low carb versions of food we love including waffles, cakes, and muffins. Where are the low carb recipes using almond flour, coconut flour, or flax meal? Sadly, there are none besides Jorge’s Skinny Muffin.
Perhaps Jorge is saving that information for his next book- “The 100: The 100 Missing Recipes”.

This book just contains a meal plan. In the meal plan, he will give like 3 lines on how to prepare your meal like this:

Lunch
meatballs with 2 tbsp of mayo, 2 tbsp of butter, topped with 2 slices of cheddar cheese, chopped onions, and 2 slices of bacon
(not actual meal in book)

Here is a brief look at what is covered in the book.

The 1st chapter is essentially the history of our modern day diet and what is wrong with it. You will trudge through page after page of the evolution of diet. There is nothing wrong with this if it were written for researchers, but as a dieter I think this long winded chapter that could be shortened to one page. It feels like it is just here to pad the book.

His conclusion is that not all calories are the same. He makes a case that sugar and a diet high in carbohydrates is what is keeping us fat.

The second chapter is about the science behind insulin and carbs in the body. Jorge uses research to explain how insulin effects the body. Again, this chapter is too long for the intended audience.

Chapter 3 boils down to telling us that we should not be looking at sugars on food labels. Instead, we should focus on total carbs. Jorge tells us all carbohydrates are treated like sugar inside the body. This is probably the biggest takeaway for dieters.

Chapter 4 is really where the diet begins. It is presented as a menu. You are going to have to cook things like chicken, grilled steak, scrambled eggs and Jorge’s Skinny Muffin. It might work, but I don’t like how it is presented. Like the rest of the book, the menus are repetitive and restrictive. It will take willpower to follow this for more than 4 weeks.

In Chapter 5, Jorge pitches his coaching program if you need further assistance.

Chapter 6 is about…

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