1 Trick to Stop Sweet Cravings – Almost Instantly

June 17, 2013 | By | 180 Comments

Can’t say no to cakes, candies, and cookies? Try this trick to stop your sweet cravings – almost instantly…

It’s no secret that sugar is addictive. In fact, some studies have shown it to be as habit-forming as cocaine.

And just like all addictive substances, the best way to stop craving it is to avoid it altogether. Truth be told, if you can go for a few weeks without sweets, you won’t miss them anymore.

Of course, that’s easier said than done. So, if you’re trying to clean up your diet but finding it impossible because you’re always craving, here’s something to help you get over that hump…

Enter L-glutamine – the most abundant amino acid in your body and a critical component of your brain’s biochemistry.

In a nutshell, when you’re deficient in this nutrient you crave sweets. Correct the imbalance and the cravings virtually disappear.

The best part?

It’s cheap and extremely safe (after all, it’s as natural as it gets). You can buy it in capsule form in health food stores such as GNC. Typically, it’s taken a few times a day (e.g. 500 mg. in the morning, afternoon, and evening; about 30 minutes before eating) and greatly decreases your desire for sweets.

But where L-glutamine really shines is in those “emergencies” (i.e. the times when you absolutely MUST have that piece of cake… even though you know you shouldn’t).

Here’s what to do in those situations: pop open a capsule and let the powder dissolve under your tongue. This will send it straight to your brain and the cravings will be gone in mere minutes.

And given that sweets are everywhere, it’s a good idea to always carry a few capsules with you. You never know just when you might need them!

5 Foods To Never Eat==> 5 Foods to Never Eat (If You Want a Flat Stomach)

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  1. Marilla

    In the video “5 foods to never eat to get a flat stomach”, I only heard it say to stay off of orange juice. I listened to the entire video and completely missed if it said what the other four foods to avoid were.

    (These videos are so long and drawn out that I feel like I’ve run a marathon just listening to them to get to any “meat”….they loose my attention worse than a rambling pastor….can you make them to get to the point faster so those of us who have limited data can not waste it on slow talking illustrators who drag out stories way too much?!!)

    Anyway, what are the four foods to avoid besides orange juice?

    And I just received an email about 22 tricks to lower blood sugar but can’t find it on the website…where is it??

    Thanks, Marilla Smith

    • Hi Marilla,

      The 5 foods discussed in the video were orange juice, fat-free yogurt, raisins, whole grains and bananas.

      • Beannie

        I agree with Marilla. The teaching audios are much to long. My interest wanes and I lose the point of the lesson. I picked up on the Orange juice and no fat yogurt but didn’t catch the others.

        • Julie Urbanek

          Have you guys actually gotten the Cruise Control Diet books. If you are trying to lose weight just on that 30 minute video, you will fail. James Waeds book are very well written, very easy to comprehend. The program book is 74 pages and I read it an afternoon. Also James encourages you to get Brad Pilon’s book, Eat as top Eat. Also very well written and easy to comprehend. His book, an Ebook is 212 pages and I read it in a day.

          • Ida Zepfel

            Have not been able to access anything on line and never received anything in the mail!!!!!!

          • Hi Ida,

            Please email us at http://www.CruiseControlDiet.com so that we can look into your order.

          • KRIS MARTIN

            I AGREE WITH YOU. JAMES CRUISE CONTROL DIET IS VERY WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW. BUT I GET LOST IN THESE LONG VIDEOS TOO. I WISH THEY COULD GET TO THE POINT FASTER AND ALSO GIVE US THE OPTION TO PAUSE AND REPLAY PARTS OF IT. MOST OF THEM YOU CAN CLICK ON IT TO PAUSE BUT YOU CAN NOT GO BACK TO A CERTAIN POINT WITHOUT RESTARTING. THAT ALONE IS FRUSTRATING FOR ME. I AM WORKING ON LOSING MY GUT AND GETTING MORE OF THE GOOD GUT BUGS LOL LOVE THAT ONE. THANK YOU JAMES, PLEASE KEEP THOSE RECIPES COMING. I LOVE THEM.

          • I also ordered on 9/22/17 and have yet to receive anything in the mail!!! Also not able to download

          • Hi Susan and thank you for your interest in the Cruise Control Diet.

            I’m sorry to hear that you had technical difficulties while trying to place your order. You can also reach us at 617-674-2008 and we would be happy to assist you.

            Unfortunately we did not receive an order from you.

            We currently offer the program or $39.99 + shipping and handling. The S&H is $9.99 for US and Canada and $14.99 for international.

            You can place your order by using the following link:

            https://www.cruisecontroldiet.com/lp/order/control

            When you place your order, you will have the option of customizing it with some additional packages at a deep discount.

            Thanks again for your interest in the program and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns. We are here to assist..

          • I also ordered on 9/22/17 and have yet to receive anything in the mail!!! Also not able to download

          • Hi Susan and thank you for your interest in the Cruise Control Diet.

            I’m sorry to hear that you had technical difficulties while trying to place your order. You can also reach us at 617-674-2008 and we would be happy to assist you.

            Unfortunately we did not receive an order from you.

            We currently offer the program or $39.99 + shipping and handling. The S&H is $9.99 for US and Canada and $14.99 for international.

            You can place your order by using the following link:

            https://www.cruisecontroldiet.com/lp/order/control

            When you place your order, you will have the option of customizing it with some additional packages at a deep discount.

            Thanks again for your interest in the program and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns. We are here to assist..

      • Jacqueline Goriup

        Does this mean no yogurt at all?

        • LINDA DAVID

          NOOO! Just the fruit filled sweetened yogurt that is full of sugar. He said to get plain & add ur own fruit or bit of honey.

          • LeAnn Daugherty

            He did say if you are going to eat yogurt to eat the full fat Greek Yogurt….stay away from low fat as they add more sugar.

      • Fawn Sevcik

        I like greek yogurt is that ok to eat?

        • Sueann Mills

          royThe video said buy plain fat-free Greek yogurt.

          I never heard the banana – but, I was waiting for it. It can destory a diet.

          • I AGREE WITH YOU. JAMES CRUISE CONTROL DIET IS VERY WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW. BUT I GET LOST IN THESE LONG VIDEOS TOO. I WISH THEY COULD GET TO THE POINT FASTER AND ALSO GIVE US THE OPTION TO PAUSE AND REPLAY PARTS OF IT. MOST OF THEM YOU CAN CLICK ON IT TO PAUSE BUT YOU CAN NOT GO BACK TO A CERTAIN POINT WITHOUT RESTARTING. THAT ALONE IS FRUSTRATING FOR ME. I AM WORKING ON LOSING MY GUT AND GETTING MORE OF THE GOOD GUT BUGS LOL LOVE THAT ONE. THANK YOU JAMES, PLEASE KEEP THOSE RECIPES COMING. I LOVE THEM.

        • Hi Fawn,

          Yes, it’s ok to eat Greek yogurt.

    • Julia Wilhite

      I totally agree with the comment on the wasteful time spent honestly trying ng to get the core information of the messages ,— in essence they are infomercials attempting to sell supplements through the most natural and seemingly authentic weight loss plan I have ever found. All that cheese ensnarement is really insulting to the value of my time and trust — the structure is also a insult to my intellience! Please spare us the sales fluff and wasteful manipulation of time and your risking ny increasing disrespect for tbe itegrity of your professionslism.I have not only already purchased your program, I have influenced 4 colleagues to purchase it as well. I am about to be done with the manipulations!

    • Joyce Fondersmith

      I agree with you about being so drawn out it like get to the point! I like the information that they are nice enough to give us but boy can they talk. I like you get tired of listening and just want to click off. please make them shorter for our sake please!!! Joyce

      • Liz Grasty

        So S l o w and long. I only listened to the end because I had knee surgery the day before and had so much time.
        Ordered the books and am waiting for their arrival.

    • Cheryl Focazio

      Amen to the long, drawn out videos. they are interesting, but annoyingly long and slow.

    • Jane Van Der Veen

      I totally agree with the above comment. I too listened to the entire presentation and only heard about the orange juice. It would be very helpful if foods to avoid could be listed.

    • Kevin Oleary

      I agree. Way too much rambling on and only orange juice. starting feel like I’ve been conned.

    • Kevin Oleary

      I just received my book. I’ve been a heavy drinker for 43 years and on strong pain meds (opiate) for 12 years. I stop all that (cold turkey), I afraid now gaining weight, that I’m gonna get fatter having to read millions of words to get to the point. Reading all the bickering doesn’t help my confidence. There is a lot of very good info in all this by Mr. Ward, I hope this is not another disappointment I must face. The world sure has changed. Being sober and getting fat is no way to be.

      • Hi Kevin,

        I’m so glad to hear that you have stopped drinking and taking pain meds. This program will change your life and you will feel like a new person.

        The Cruise Control Diet is a whole-foods approach to weight loss and overall health. It’s a simple, yet highly effective program with 4 general rules:

        Eat natural foods that help your body to burn fat.
        Avoid processed, packaged, and other foods that cause your body to store fat.
        Treat yourself to some “guilty pleasures” (e.g. chocolate, cookies, candy) from time to time so you don’t feel restricted.
        Most importantly, don’t count calories, calculate points, keep food journals, or attempt “artificial” portion controls. Instead, let your body’s natural hunger instinct guide how much (and when) you should eat.

        While the first 3 rules are common to any sensible weight reduction plan, the fourth one is what sets the Cruise Control Diet apart from other programs. It’s also the secret behind its success.

        If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know that losing the weight is the “easy” part. Keeping it off is the actual challenge. And the reason for that is simple: most plans burden you with too many rules and restrictions. Naturally, you can’t stick with them long-term (and eventually gain back every pound lost).

        However, when you’re relying on your body’s natural instinct for weight control – rather than forced willpower – dropping the pounds becomes practically effortless. This allows you to stay on the program for life, so once the weight comes off, it’s gone for good.

        I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

      • David Hinds

        Hi Kevin. Wishing you best. And congratulations on putting alcohol behind you. This particular diet approach is effective. Please don’t get bogged down in the background noise of other’s comments. Listen to your body. I like the words “eat instinctively.” it is important to change your thinking. You’re not dieting, you’re eating smarter.

    • Rob Peryon

      Marilla,
      I agree totally, at least if there was a pause button so you could come back later, or at least know what you’re getting into by posting the total time of the video. These videos are way to long a drawn out, and the original point is not made, like the video about the 5 foods you should never eat, where only one food “orange juice” was mentioned. I’m very aprehensive about opening these videos and after the first one which was 94 min. have only opened 1 or 2 to learn that something again is trying to be sold to me. This was one of the reasons I discontinued the previous diet program I was on titled “The Trim Down Club” Please consider changing up the format of the daily so called support e-mails. I love the program and have lost 10 lbs in 2 weeks, but I’ve leared to “pick and choose”, because of my busy schedule. Please make it more practical for the everyday person. Thanks for the ear, and Marilla, thanks for you initial post.

      Rob

      • Hi Rob,

        Congrats on your weight loss. Thank you for your feedback.

        I apologize but that is just how they have set up the program. I do not know why the videos are so long and why you have to watch the whole thing to get the answer. I know that we are working on this matter so that the videos can be shorter and more precise and have the answer be more evident.

        The reason why we recommend other plans is simply because people are asking us. They are interested in trying out other things all the time and James recommends only programs that are effective and complement the Cruise Control Diet. Of course, you do not have to follow up on any recommendation if you are not interested. These are just suggestions to help you achieve your goals both faster and easier.

        The 5 foods discussed in the video were orange juice, fat-free yogurt, raisins, whole wheat bread, and bananas.

    • Dana Mackenzie

      The web site is not accepting my e mail address so can’t log on.

      • Hi Dana,

        I have reset your account. You can access your products at any time inside of your member’s area. Please check your email as I have sent you new log in credentials.
        I apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused you and I wish you a great start with the program!

      • jim graham

        Likewise, site won’t accept my e-mail or assigned password. Spend more on your tech problems and less on long winded sales pitches.

        • Hi Jim,

          We are sorry to hear that you are having technical difficulties. We have reset your password. Please check your email for your log in credentials.

          Wishing you a great start!

      • Patricia Siwierka

        I also ordered and web site is not accepting my email address so I cannot log in. Very concerning!

        • Hi Patricia,

          I have reset your account. You can access your products at any time inside of your member’s area. Please check your email for your log in credentials.

          Wishing you a great start!

  2. Jackie Chappell

    I’ll try this. Hope it works. Thanks

  3. Pat Redeker

    My diet book came but I never received the cookbook.
    Thank you,
    Pat Redeker

    • Hi Pat,

      Please take a look at the back cover and you will see that the Cookbook and Jumpstart Guide are in there. We have bound them together for easier reading and convenience to take to the grocery store.

  4. Gwen

    Is L-Glutamine safe to use long term? Mr. Ward your book, The Cruise Control Diet has changed my life. I had tried many diets before, without success, this has been the first eating routine, not diet that I have been able to maintain and KEEP the weight off. God bless you for this and THANK YOU!!

    Gwen

    • Julia Wilhite

      I totally agree with the comment on the wasteful time spent honestly trying ng to get the core information of the messages ,— in essence they are infomercials attempting to sell supplements through the most natural and seemingly authentic weight loss plan I have ever found. All that cheese ensnarement is really insulting to the value of my time and trust — the structure is also a insult to my intellience! Please spare us the sales fluff and wasteful manipulation of time and your risking ny increasing disrespect for tbe itegrity of your professionslism.I have not only already purchased your program, I have influenced 4 colleagues to purchase it as well. I am about to be done with the manipulations!

      • Diane

        I agree. I purchased the product, but immediately after hitting submit, several additional lengthy video’s popped up and went on and on about buying other products. You have no choice but to listen to them or walk away (which is what I did) before you can complete the purchasing process. Had I had the opportunity to hit a button cancelling my order I would have right then and there. Your technique to sell additional products is sneaky and tacky. If the company marketers are paying any attention at all, I would suggest changing the way you push the other products onto your NEW customers if you want them to return. I highly resent how you go about insulting my intelligence. I would suggest finding a respectful manner in which to speak with your customers. I guarantee there’s a better way. I have not rec’d the book yet, and I’m hoping since I couldn’t stop the order from going through that when I do receive it, I find it to be as helpful as the lengthy advertisement states it is. I will comment after having an opportunity to try the product.

        • Judith Brown

          I agree whole heartedly that I was royally teed off that I could not submit my payment until I went through 10 other products shoved at me. Where it for the fact that the original order was on special offer, I would have literally just given up. The original promotional video was long enough but to go through another 20 minutes of sales pitch was unacceptable. It also diminished the original perception of a program initiated through caring rather than profit.

          • Hi Judith,

            The reason why we recommend other plans is simply because people are asking us. They are interested in trying out other things all the time and James recommends only programs that are effective and complement the Cruise Control Diet. Of course, you do not have to follow up on any recommendation if you are not interested. These are just suggestions to help you achieve your goals both faster and easier.

        • Bonnie Kittelson

          I was actually able to bypass the interminable sales pitches when I noticed the timer below the submit button and the notice to not hit the BACK BUTTON or I’d lose the opportunity to hear the video. So I hit the back button and it all went away. I received notice of payment and logged out of the Internet. Done!

          • Hi Bonnie,

            Thank you for your interest in the Cruise Control Diet. We did receive your order for the Core Program and the package will be shipped today. You will receive an email late tonight with your shipping information.

            Wishing you a great start!

        • Carrie Persico

          I agree I was VERY FRUSTRATED WITH THE CHECK OUT PROCESS because of ALL the videos I had to get through just to complete my purchase for the initial order which is ALL I wanted…The videos are WAY to long!!! PLEASE GET TO THE POINT or put it in writing for those of us who don’t have time to sit through the video.

          Thx

        • Linda

          Very well stated. I too would have cancelled when all the other videos came up at the end. It made me quite angry and I feel that it’s very degrading and unfair to the customers. I too hope it works and if not, well let’s just say, we’ll see.

          • Hi Linda,

            Any additional materials that might have been presented during the checkout process are discounted offers that many of our readers are interested in. They are special discount items only available to our readers and they are in no way required for implementation of the program.

            The Cruise Control Diet Core Program is the main book that thousands are using to lose weight and improve their lives. Some readers, however, prefer to watch the DVD, some people don’t even read books. Others are interested in natural supplements to add to their diet.

            I want to make sure that you do not have a misunderstanding – the diet is very effective on it’s own and is meant to be implement only with foods found in your local supermarket. No supplements or additional products are required to implement it.

            In fact, we have a support team working 24/7 to reply to questions about the diet that our readers might have and we take ever reader’s success as our priority. I don’t want you to miss out on this life changing program, especially now that you have discovered it and are so close to experiencing the results.

        • Linda

          Diane very well stated. I too would have cancelled when all the other videos came up at the end. It made me quite angry and I feel that it’s very degrading and unfair to the customers. I too hope it works and if not, well let’s just say, we’ll see.

          • Hi Linda,

            Any additional materials that might have been presented during the checkout process are discounted offers that many of our readers are interested in. They are special discount items only available to our readers and they are in no way required for implementation of the program.

            The Cruise Control Diet Core Program is the main book that thousands are using to lose weight and improve their lives. Some readers, however, prefer to watch the DVD, some people don’t even read books. Others are interested in natural supplements to add to their diet.

            I want to make sure that you do not have a misunderstanding – the diet is very effective on it’s own and is meant to be implement only with foods found in your local supermarket. No supplements or additional products are required to implement it.

            In fact, we have a support team working 24/7 to reply to questions about the diet that our readers might have and we take ever reader’s success as our priority. I don’t want you to miss out on this life changing program, especially now that you have discovered it and are so close to experiencing the results.

          • Lenora Salandi

            James Ward: You may have others looking for more products, but I will bet that the majority of new buyers are tired after going through the initial long video and just want to get on to something else. For those who want more info, you can have many links on this website instead of subjecting your new customers to enforced video watching. Take a poll, or better yet, if you want us to support and tell others about our successes, then make it easier for us to be happy about our initial buying process. I would be too embarrassed to send friends your way because it smacks of cheap, selling practices. If your idea and products are that good, you should not need them!

          • Hi Lenora,

            Thank you for your feedback.

            I apologize but that is just how they have set up the program. I do not know why the videos are so long and why you have to watch the whole thing to get the answer. I know that we are working on this matter so that the videos can be shorter and more precise and have the answer be more evident.

        • Lenora Salandi

          I totally agree! So frustrating! I almost cancelled my order.

          • Hi Patricia,

            I have reset your account. You can access your products at any time inside of your member’s area. Please check your email for your log in credentials.

            Wishing you a great start!

      • Brenda Booze

        I agree Jilia,
        I purchased and was sent to another screen, please play this video and don’t hit the back button or you won’t see this page again.
        It was another drawn out video of another “package” deal that I could not say no to until the video was done playing.
        Then when I was directed to another page with the same deal I could not say no to in 2 payments until the video was done playing again.
        Then I was directed to another page of a video of a carb blocker ( blocks 60% of carbs you eat so you can eat all the cab packed foods you want) and was so disgusted that I was being offered a pill to go along with this plan, why do I need a carb blocker if this plan works so well? I started hitting the back button to cancel my order. Checked my bank only to find I was already charged.

        I’m disgusted!!!

        • Hi Brenda,

          Brenda, any additional materials that might have been presented during the checkout process are discounted offers that many of our readers are interested in. They are special discount items only available to our readers and they are in no way required for implementation of the program.

          The Cruise Control Diet Core Program is the main book that thousands are using to lose weight and improve their lives. Some readers, however, prefer to watch the DVD, some people don’t even read books. Others are interested in natural supplements to add to their diet.

          I want to make sure that you do not have a misunderstanding – the diet is very effective on it’s own and is meant to be implement only with foods found in your local supermarket. No supplements or additional products are required to implement it.

          In fact, we have a support team working 24/7 to reply to questions about the diet that our readers might have and we take ever reader’s success as our priority. I don’t want you to miss out on this life changing program, especially now that you have discovered it and are so close to experiencing the results.

    • YOU ARE SPOT ON JULIA, I DID PURCHASE 9 JARS OF THE SHAKES FROM BIO TRUST. PRETTY COSTLY I MUST SAY, BUT NOW I GET SUPPLEMENT AFTER SUPPLEMENTS TO PURCHASE, SUPPOSEDLY TO HELP MAKE THE FAT DISAPPEAR OVER NIGHT. I AM AT MY WITS END NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO. I PUT MY FULL FAITH IN JAMES WOODS DIET ALSO GETTING MY DAUGHTERS VERY INTERESTED BUT AM WONDERING HAVING LOST ABOUT 14 POUNDS THUS FAR. AFTER ONE MONTH. THE DIET IS WONDERFUL AND EASY TO FOLLOW. UNLIKE MANY OTHERS, I HAVE TRIED ALL AND FAILED HORRIBLY. I DO NOT WANT TO FAIL THIS TIME. AND WON’T, THANK YOU JAMES WARD FOR SHEARING YOUR DIET PLAN WITH US. SO FAR VERY WORTH THE MONEY PUT FORTH. I JUST DON’T KNOW ABOUT ALL THE OTHER PRODUCTS OFFERED. WHERE DOES IT STOP?

      • Hi Kris,

        The reason why we recommend other plans is simply because people are asking us. They are interested in trying out other things all the time and James recommends only programs that are effective and complement the Cruise Control Diet. Of course, you do not have to follow up on any recommendation if you are not interested. These are just suggestions to help you achieve your goals both faster and easier.

        • Mary Bosman

          You could ask a question luring the person into checking out your “other products”, but not make it a necessary part of completing their order….that’s what we dislike. The value of the additional products is questioned right off as is the original product because of the sleezy marketing. Have a button to answer yes or no about reading the other products and you might sell more. People are not fond of having to do anything…we are not children.

  5. I don’t care about sweets, but salty popcorn, chips, etc. In the evening I have a hard time not crunchy on things. What works as a substitute?

  6. This is my 8th day being on the healthy way of eating and I have lost 8 lbs (one pound a day. I was around family on Saturday and all the good food lay before me including sweets, but, I was able to resist and ate healthy. Thanks for sharing your video because it has opened my eyes. I now drink my coffee black (no sugar)bread occasionally and stay with green vegetables. I an amazed at how fast I am loosing weight. I am almost 65 yrs. old and have been obese since birth (weighed 11 lbs. 3 oz.). Thanks again for sharing your information.

    • Hi Donna,

      Thanks for the update and congratulations on your weight loss. Keep up the good work!

    • Julie Urbank

      This is so inspiring. I’m now just reading everything. Will start on Sunday as he requests. It’s Thusday now. But I won’t have any sugar going forward from today. I have to go grocery shopping. I’m 75 pounds overweight. I am praying this lifestyle will work for me!

  7. Christi

    Is there a quick trick for those of use who favor salty
    ?

  8. Robin A. Holley

    Hi. Just want you too wish me luck. I am a diabetic. I have tried every diet out. I’m a little nervous because nothing have worked….

  9. Pamela Brown

    Hi James,
    Just got your book and am finding it extremely exciting! One thing that is scary to me….my dad died at 54 after having 4 heart attacks starting at 49. My chloesterol is high and take Crestor. After reading your book, I am now very concerned about taking these drugs. I don’t smoke or drink (maybe a glass a wine once a month), but my dad smoked 3 pack of cigarettes a day.
    I am looking forward to a much healthier and thinner me. I need to lose 30 lbs. and am looking forward to doing this with your help. I’m 74 years young.
    Have a blessed day.

  10. KEN KEAVENY

    I bought one bottle of IC-5 because it said one bottle was a 30 day supply. When the bottle arrived the dosage it sais to take is 2 pills twice a day and there are 60 pills in the bottle. Am I missing something?

  11. Debbie Segan

    Hi James

    My husband and I have been on Cruise for 2 weeks and have lost about 6 pounds each. I have cream in my coffee – 2 cups of coffee everyday – is this too much? Also, we have not had a cheat day yet. Thank you.

  12. Joanne

    I am on day 10 of the CCD. I have lost only 4 pounds. My husband will be bugging me to cheat before the 2 weeks are up when he comes home from working up north in 2 days. He thinks I am being extreme with this way of eating even though my ND has given me a similar diet (much more strick) to follow to get rid of inflammation. I was trying to follow it but was cheating constantly to make other people happy. It’s so hard to get people to understand that they don’t have to be sick if they eat properly. I am going to stick with this to day 14 before I have my first cheat meal. Thanks for your support.

    • Julie Urbanek

      Have you guys actually gotten the Cruise Control Diet books. If you are trying to lose weight just on that 30 minute video, you will fail. James Waeds book are very well written, very easy to comprehend. The program book is 74 pages and I read it an afternoon. Also James encourages you to get Brad Pilon’s book, Eat as top Eat. Also very well written and easy to comprehend. His book, an Ebook is 212 pages and I read it in a day.

  13. Evelyn Gechman

    Hi,
    I’ve gained 30 lbs. while taking an anti depressant. I’ve had your book for a week and have only lost 1-1/2 lbs. so far. I’m not drinking much water. Should I be drinking more?

    Thanks for your help.

    P.S. I’m a vegetarian and the only protein I can take is fish and eggs. I love cheese, but that seems to be out except for cheats.

  14. Ilse Taplin

    Hi James, first of all thank you so much for the book. I read it and me and my husband started the program yesterday. Sounds exiting. Thank you also for the e- mails and the good tips like with the sugar cravings. I will buy that L-glutamine. Where can I get the Brad Pilon’s book you talk about and what else do I need ?
    Greetings and thank you again! The book is wonderful and explains everything so well. Now I understand a lot of things much better ! I’m 72 and my husband is 85 . He is exited as well and needs to loose weight
    Thanks again….

    Ilse Taplin

  15. Russ

    Hi James, I’m 82, lost 4 lbs my first week—11 to go. Russ

  16. Kristina Graham

    Hi joel. Can u please make the videos storter. why do we have eat certain food on certain days.

  17. Esther

    I’m a diabetic is this l-glutamine safe to take . I’m just wondering if they may go to low . I’m just controlling it with my diet

  18. DONNIE EAVEY

    I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY BOOKS ,ARE THEY COMING SOON ?THANKS FOR THE LITTLE IMPORT 🙂 MAY GOD BLESS YOU ,DONNIE

  19. Marilyn Evans

    This is a great eating plan–my only concern is the rediculously long videos are most annoying–please get to the point!!

  20. Arthur

    I’m happy that I was able to read the entire book and was happy to read that I should get ride of all sugar not just for the first two weeks, but for life. But as I read some of the comments on here, I saw that I shouldn’t be eating bananas. I never knew that bananas would effect me ablilty to get a flag stomach! Wow! I will try to slowly stop eating them, but I’m finding it hard to stay away from the bread. Can you help me with that.

  21. TERRY COURTNEY

    I have just signed up to receive the CCD. I did review some of the menus online and notice there is quite a bit of meat. I have been trying to cut back on red meat as it seems the older I get (I’m 65), the harder it is for me to digest. I had a mild heart attack 4 years ago and “try” to do the right thing but every now again (more often than not) I slip off the tracks. I have been leaning toward a vegetarian diet, although not completely. Do you recommend that I stick with your meal plan until I see results, or try to cut back on the meat in your menus?

  22. Karen Perkins

    James, I am a type I diabetic for 40 plus years and use and insulin pump. I have found your books to be easy to read and follow. I am on day 12 of the first 2 weeks and have lost 5-6 pounds. Best results of anything I have tried to date. My blood sugars have come way down and I look forward to more weight loss and lower A1C when I see my specialist in June. I feel that if I can get my weight under the 170# mark I will really have achieved my first goal -truly want to lose more than the initial water weight.
    Thank you for giving me an easy format that works.

  23. Tammy Pineau

    Hello Mr Ward,
    I ordered your book and am excited to help myself lose 122 lbs and my husband probably close to 75- 100 lbs.
    I am a registered nurse by profession. Everything you said made so much sense.
    I have started to get away from sugar.
    Can’t wait to see results. Will keep you posted.
    Thank you for all your hard work in researching the secrets to help others.
    Tammy

  24. EMG--Vacaville

    Your recipe for beets sounds fine except I don’t like the taste of beets. Is there anything else I can substitute for the beet salad?

    • Julie Beal

      Have you tried organic yellow beets? If you roast them, they are delicious…milder and sweeter that red beets. I chill them and slice them on salads.

  25. Portia Rafoth

    please tell me how to get to list of groceries to buy.i keep watching the same video over and over.THANK you

  26. LeAnn Daugherty

    I just received my materials for the CCD. After looking through my resources I do not have the Dining Out book. When can I expect it? I also thought I didn’t have the jump start or the cook book but I see it is in the core program. Looking forward to moving down on the scale. 🙂

    • Hi LeAnn,

      The Dinging Out Guide is 100% digital (i.e. nothing will arrive in the mail). Due to the nature of the content and the fact that it’s continuously being updated (e.g. over 20 new restaurants have just been added), only the Dining Out Guide is online.

      You can access your products at any time inside of your members area.

      • Julie Barnoski

        I ordered the book but didn’t receive any info. on how to access anything digitally. How do I get that?

      • Nancy

        Could you include Kosher restaurants in your list? You can contact me and I’ll help you with that.
        I’m gluten free! For me to cut out other things (I should be dairy free) my life is so limited that I sugared out! Now I guess “Sugar Is Out”.
        Thank You. Nancy

  27. Sherrell

    I’m on the second week of the first two weeks on CCD. You are right it is a lot of food. I really like the salads. I have lost 5 lbs in the first week, so I should do even be better this second week. I am diabetic, I have been doing Weight Warchers since February and have lost 16.5 lbs but I want to lose weight faster, so that is why I like the CCD. My A1C was 5.3 at my last check up. I want to reset my metabolism . I want to know what food to eat and what not to eat. I’m 69 and I want to feel good for my 5 grandsons!

  28. Kim St Clair

    Can I have coffemate?

  29. Pamela

    James, what are your thoughts about cashew milk, the unsweetened variety?
    I enjoy it with coffee and as a drink, on its own.

  30. Elene Hill

    If a person doesn’t eat eggs, his or her options are limited for breakfast. Any suggestions?

    • Hi Elene,

      The recipes in the Cookbook are not required by any means. They are simply suggestions and ideas for meals. We have many people allergic to various foods. Some are even vegetarians.

      The most important thing is understanding the fundamental principles of the Core Program. More specifically, the types of foods you can eat and which to avoid like the plague. Once you know and understand these principles, this whole process becomes intuitive and you can easily substitute for foods you are allergic to or simply to not enjoy.

      Here are some breakfast ideas that do no involve eggs:

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      Two Avocados

      Avocados are one of those super foods that can be eaten as is, without cooking. They are very caloric and will feel you up until lunch time. In fact, two avocados provide about 500 calories. Remember, the reason I am giving you the calories is not because we are looking for low calorie breakfasts. Just the opposite: we want a lot of good calories that will satisfy you and give you the energy to go through your day.

      How to choose avocados.

      Avocados are ready to eat when you center feels firm, but the two ends are staring to get soft. If the whole fruit feels soft, it’s too late. It will taste overripe and horrible. If the ends are not slightly soft, it needs a day or two more to ripen. When you buy avocados, choose the ones the are firm and let them ripen in at home.

      How to eat the avocado:
      Take a knife and cut the fruit in half ending with two long halves, one of which will contain the pit. Scoop out the pit with a spoon. Scoop and eat the avocado straight from the shell with the spoon.

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      Yoghurt With Walnuts And Berries

      People respond to dairy differently, therefore, you have to try for yourself and see how often you can have this breakfast. It is the classic yoghurt with berries of your choice and crushed walnuts. It is better to use only whole milk yoghurt and one with live cultures (e.g. Greek yoghurt). Make sure the yoghurt is unflavored, with no sweeteners or fruits added.

      *************************************

      Shrimp or Prawns

      Here is another quick breakfast snack. Boiled shrimps or prawns. You can boil them the night before and have them ready in the fridge. They are not very caloric and will not feel you up for long. However, they will add a lot of variety to your breakfast menu if you have them from time to time. These are also good for afternoon snacks.

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      Smoked Fish

      Some love it, other hate it. If you are one of those people that does like smoked fished, why not have it at breakfast. This is probably one of the healthiest breakfasts one can eat.

      Ingredients:

      smoked fish of your choice
      1 small cucumber
      1 ripe tomato
      a slice of feta
      4-5 olives

      Simply serve yourself a piece of smoked fish of your choice and garnish with the rest of the ingredients. You can drizzle the feta and tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle salt and oregano on top.

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      Turkish Breakfast

      Ingredients:

      ham slices
      4-5 olives
      1 tomato
      any yellow cheese of your choice
      1 boiled egg ( you can omit the egg)
      parsley to garnish

      This breakfast goes really well with a cup of hot tea. A side note about the cheese – different people respond different to dairy. If you are not sure, keep dairy to a minimum. Ultimately, you’d have to try out for yourself to see if it interferes with your weight loss.

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      Baked Acorn Squash with Cinnamon

      This recipe is ideal for people with a sweet tooth or those who are used to having a sweet every morning. Acorn squash has a natural sweetness that won’t interfere with your weight loss and cinnamon is one of those spices that actually accelerates weight loss.

      Preheat the oven at 400F. Cut the squash in two, scoop out the seeds and place in a baking pan with the cut side facing up. Add about ¼ inch of water to the pan to prevent the skin from drying. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the squash can easily be penetrated with a fork.

      Take out and sprinkle with cinnamon. Allow to cool. Eat directly with a spoon.

      Any type of squash or pumpkin can be used in this recipe. The only thing that might very is the cooking time. Just check with your fork from time to time to see if ready.

      Now, who has an hour to prepare breakfast, right? You can bake this before hand and have it ready to go. It can be reheated.

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      Non-grain “Cereal”

      Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of important nutrients. Why not start the day with them. This recipe is for those hard core cereal breakfast eaters. Instead of cereal, fill you bowl with any or all of the following:

      – pumpkin seeds
      – sunflower seeds
      – flaxseeds
      – sliced almonds
      – berries

      Instead of regular milk, try almond or coconut milk (make sure u buy a brand that is natural and has not have added sugars). Note: do not be tempter to put dried fruits like raisins. These are not a good way to start the day as they have too much sugar. Stick with fresh berries or apple slices. Stay away from bananas as well.

      *************************************

      Coconut Granola

      Here is another breakfast idea for the hard core cereal eater – coconut granola. You could look up a recipe to make your own but major brands have this already. For example, Bob’s Red Mill brand has Granola Crunchy Coconut. Eat this with coconut or almond milk that has no sugar added and is natural.

      *************************************

      Breakfast Sausage with Tomatoes

      Get a brand of breakfast sausages that is not too sweet and serve it tomatoes + mozzarella slices. Add basil leaves on top.

  31. Weseng

    Hi James, I am very much in agreement with almost all of your provided information, thank you. This morning however I notice you recommended Bob’s Red Mill Granola with Coconut for breakfast. I would love to eat this for breakfast but not only are the oats whole grain but it contains Processed Sugar (16 grams per cup) plus Raisins, Dates, and Molasses. Whoa, nice of you to offer so many alternatives for eggs but don’t know what you are thinking with the granola.

  32. Heidi Brue

    I can’t get a password reset sent to me and I’ve looked in every folder. I got the main book but have no way to access anything else. Bananas are a surprise but not mentioned in the book which I read cover to cover. Have been eating bananas so that’s probably screwing me up, I sat thru the videos, what’s behind all that? And how do I get on the site?

    • Hi Heidi,

      To access the site please go to cruisecontroldiet.com
      You should not eat bananas. We recommend crunchy, sour fruit. You can have granny smith apples, pears, grapefruit, berries.

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  34. Carol

    The other thing about long videos is that if someone or something interrupts your video, you have to start over to get the two minutes back, If you try to take notes, you can not go back for the next important thing you needed. Many times I just delete the whole thing and hope the video pops up on a day when I have no interruptions. Like that will ever happen anyway.
    Then I get so bored with the first 3 to 4 min because I have heard that part several times before that I once again. DELETE, DELETE, DELETE.

  35. Because I’m diabetic, I’ve been doing this diet almost all my life, but have been especially compliant in the past six months because my A1C jumped up to 8.4! I have also done Haley Pomroy’s Fast Metabolism Diet with some success, so when I came across the Cruise Control Diet, the concepts and principles were familiar and acceptable. So I bought the book, started the diet, but hadn’t seen any change in weight! Got the Slimbiotine. Still no change. Here are some negative factors: I’m 76 years old, my thyroid is a little low, and I’m having trouble letting go of Splenda. Bought Stevia, but it has some carbs in it and lacks the sweetening power. I use Splenda in my green smoothies (no fruit except 10 strawberries). I drink one diet soda a day. Good factors: I exercize almost every day. I keep myself at 60 carbs per day. My blood sugar is coming down, but I think that is because of the increased Metformin. I’ll keep doing the Cruise Control Diet and maybe when I get my new thyroid prescription, I’ll see some weight loss.
    I’ll give up the Splenda to see if that makes a difference.

    • Hi Peggy,

      I am sorry to hear about all the medical issues you’ve been dealing with for years and would like to congratulate you for taking the initiative for a healthier diet and better weight.

      The Cruise Control Diet is a whole foods approach to nutrition that is also anti-inflammatory. If you are on medications that cause weight gain, it is even more important for you to follow a healthy whole foods-based diet to counter their effect. You will see results, although they might be slower and take longer overall.

      Stevia is the best type of sweetener to use. It’s natural so it doesn’t come with the potential side effects of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Nutrasweet.

      As for the diet soda habit, more and more research is pointing to its (big) role in weight gain. Here’s what I suggest:

      Squeeze half of a lemon into a glass of seltzer water (not tonic water as it has lots of sugar). If you need to sweeten, use natural stevia

      And slowly, you can even cut back on the stevia as you get used to not having sweet drinks.

  36. Kevin

    James
    Question regarding chewing gum and toothpaste. Both have artificial sweeteners. Are there recommended ones that do not or better to use on your plan? I will be starting the phase one metabolic reset today and do not want to sabotage myself from the start.

  37. I found just what I was needed, and it was entertaining!

  38. Charles Burk

    Hi James……are Egg Beaters OK to eat while on the CCD program?? I do like real eggs, but the Egg Beaters seem like a healthy alternative…..true or not??

  39. Gay Springfield

    I have just bought your CCDiet and I am excited about losing weight and eating healthy. I also bought some BioTrust products and now I am bombarded with emails about other products to buy. So many supplements cannot possibly be good for you to take altogether, right? I think your CCD must be connected in some way to BioTrust because they also have long drawn out audio/videos that so many are complaining about.

    I have inadvertently deleted the email that contained my access to your program and I cannot benefit from all the things I paid for. Can you resend the information I need, please. I am a diabetic that is hoping to control my blood sugars by my diet and I am not taking Metformin. Try as I might to keep the carbs below 30 gms per meal, it seems that my carbs are still too high each day. Thank you for your help.

  40. Debbie Stancil

    I have to loose over 200 pounds and I was wondering if this food program one that you can stay on. for an extended period of time.

  41. Ethel Todd

    Hi James
    I’m just getting started with my CCD,it’s kinda hard staying away from the candy, but everything else is easy, I’ve lost 4lbs so far. I wanted to ask you about Cultared Foods, I started making my own in December, Kefir,Kmbucha, and cultured vegetables. They are supposed to have a lot of probiotics in them but Kefir is made from milk which is a no no on the CCD , so should I stop making them?

    • Hi Ethel,

      Congrats on your weight loss!

      Both Kefir and Kambucha are a great source of probiotics and they both have sugars. I know that most is fermented but there still is sugar in liquid form. We recommended to have these but definitely not to overindulge. If you have these on a regular bases you will not need to supplement, unless your gut really needs a lot. Everyone is different but in general most people don’t need to supplement if they take it from foods.

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  43. Donna Ferguson

    I am 65, a diabetic and addicted to sugar….have been all my life. I just bought the Cruise Control Diet, Boot Camp, etc. I need to lose 90-100 pounds. If this diet works for me, I will be eternally thankful to you.

    • Hi Donna,

      The Cruise Control Diet is an ideal eating plan for people with diabetes, we have many readers who are diabetic who were able to get their blood sugar under control with this eating plan. Many have even reduced or gotten off or avoided prescription medications.

      Please note that fasting is not recommended on the program and definitely not recommended for diabetics. In phase III of the program, an advanced and optional technique called Intermittent Fasting is discussed but this is not recommended for diabetics.

      After you start the diet, you will need to work closely with your physician to have your medicine adjusted as needed. The foods you eat will greatly correct your blood sugar and you will not need as much medicine any more. The changes are immediate and you need to take daily and detailed blood sugar levels to show to your physician. Your doctor will be very happy to learn that you have decided to take steps to improve with a healthy eating plan.

  44. Sharon Radeker

    I will be starting your program. I’m working with alot of hopefuls. Hoping the foods are all family friendly. The budget is not alot. Hopefully the reading lessens. I’m doing good reading and nothing else. I’m anxious to get started.

  45. Patricia Richardson

    You say no whole grains. That is what we have been told to eat for years. Even the GI diet says to eat Whole grains. Why is that a prevention to losing weight. That is great fibre. If not whole grains, is there an alternative?

    • Nik Takano

      Hi Patricia,

      Thanks for writing in. Still, they’re better than refined carbs due to their high fiber content. Unfortunately, they’re a major source of calories in our diet contributing to our epidemic of obesity and diabetes.

      The Diet also allows Ezekiel bread as it is the best kind of bread you can have as it is made from sprouted grains. You can have it from time to time and not count it as a cheat meal.

  46. GeeGee Martin

    Instead of stevia, is coconut crystals okay to use as a sweetner. Its natural and it does not spike your sugar.

  47. Shirley Carr

    I can’t find the comment you made about drinking seltzer water with lemon. Was there something else you put in with the water.?

  48. Marie Hepford

    Hi,

    I have a banana every night to help prevent leg cramps It’s not perfect, but it is the best thing I have ever tried. How much will this interfere with the cruise control diet?

    • Nik Takano

      Hi Marie,

      You should stay away from bananas.

      Bananas and other soft and sweet fruits are not recommended. Any type of berry and as well as crunchy fruits are allowed.

  49. Lisa Gill

    I purchased your book and was suppose to be able to immediately retrieve things online. I never received anything about online. Could I have some Information as soon as possible please.

    • Nik Takano

      Hi Lisa and thank you for your recent purchase.

      You are correct. You will be receiving the materials in the mail.

      Your purchase also comes with a free online membership for instant access of the digital version of the product so you can get started right away (even before the package has arrived). You don’t have to use the website unless you want to.

      Thanks again for your purchase and wishing you a great start.

  50. I am 81 years young and have been dieting since I was 15. Reading about restricting carbs has really made sense to me and I regret the many years I spent on low-fat diets. In my fifties, I lost 40 pounds over two years with diet and exercise and kept it off for more than 10 years before gaining almost forty pounds more. But I always had cravings and felt obsessed with my eating patterns and focused all the time on food.

    I have been using the CCD for about a month now, though I wasn’t sure I would continue beyond the metabolic reset phase. I have stayed on it, with some modifications, because I feel better and am not constantly thinking about food. However, I fear I may be too old to be eating this way and I do worry at times about the amount of nuts I am consuming on a daily basis. So far, I have only lost about six pounds but at least I am not constantly thinking about food and snacking.

    At this point, I think I will continue with this until my yearly physical in early November. I do have some significant health issues (i.e.: Barrett’s Esophagus, elevated cholesterol, and high blood pressure, as well as pre-diabetes. I will be interested in my next blood tests.

  51. I take pleasure in reading your weblog. It was unbelievably thrilling. 🙂

  52. I purchased the program and it said I would receive an email to access the digital version instantly. When do you send out this email? I got a confirmation of purchase but no link.

  53. I am just starting on the program and I love coffee is there anothere way to sweeten it? I cannot drink it without some sort of sweetener. Don’t want to sabotage my diet. Tx.

    • Hi Marjorie,

      Stevia is the best type of sweetener to use. It’s natural so it doesn’t come with the potential side effects of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Nutrasweet.

  54. Kevin Oleary

    It happened again. I wanted to hear about Back Pain. I listen to a video for 45 minutes. Emily said she would say what was causing pain in just a minute. it was 40 minutes later. The video went on-and-on. She spoke about everything in her life except her favorite color, and her dogs name. I’m really starting to feel that either this Diet program deal is connected with “Scientology” or just well planned out scams to get you to by more books. I know Methheads that talk less and provide more info. Not to mention I just ate up 3% of my allowable Data usage for the month. Not to mention the font size in the book I was sent that is suppose to change my life.
    Thanks Mr. Ward.

    Now I’m fat, depressed and my back hurts from sitting too much. Also short on Internet Data to visit porn site. The one thing that I can enjoy.

    • Hi Kevin,

      I’m sorry to hear that you are in pain.

      The Cruise Control Diet is a whole-foods approach to weight loss and overall health. It’s a simple, yet highly effective program with 4 general rules:

      Eat natural foods that help your body to burn fat.
      Avoid processed, packaged, and other foods that cause your body to store fat.
      Treat yourself to some “guilty pleasures” (e.g. chocolate, cookies, candy) from time to time so you don’t feel restricted.
      Most importantly, don’t count calories, calculate points, keep food journals, or attempt “artificial” portion controls. Instead, let your body’s natural hunger instinct guide how much (and when) you should eat.

      While the first 3 rules are common to any sensible weight reduction plan, the fourth one is what sets the Cruise Control Diet apart from other programs. It’s also the secret behind its success.

      If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know that losing the weight is the “easy” part. Keeping it off is the actual challenge. And the reason for that is simple: most plans burden you with too many rules and restrictions. Naturally, you can’t stick with them long-term (and eventually gain back every pound lost).

      However, when you’re relying on your body’s natural instinct for weight control – rather than forced willpower – dropping the pounds becomes practically effortless. This allows you to stay on the program for life, so once the weight comes off, it’s gone for good.

      I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  55. steve

    I have not tried it but the foods were mentioned but never discussed during the parts I watched. I was very interested but agree with most. The fluff was so unnecessary. I clicked away to look at something else and when I came back I had to start again (that was not happening). I will check a bunch of reviews before ordering.

  56. Justin Burt

    Hi,

    My husband recently started your program and he has lost almost 30 pounds in a matter of weeks!
    I was inspired by him to attempt the diet myself and I have been struggling. With six children and my youngest being one year old I am quite busy and still nursing my youngest.
    Would it be okay for me to be on such a restrictive Phase 1 diet while nursing? I attempted Phase 1 for a couple of days and it was pretty difficult. I am awfully busy and I have trouble thinking of things to eat that are on the plan that I can prepare quickly. I ate recommended meals but I kept feeling hungry afterwards. My husband says that I am just not eating enough protein, etc.
    Is attempting this diet recommended while nursing? What could be causing me to not feel satisfied?

    • Hi,

      Congrats on your husbands’s weight loss!

      Now this program is definitely OK if you are nursing because you are eating whole foods and no sugar. Now you need to eat until you are satisfied so you do not feel hungry in between meals. Protein, veggies and fruit is all you need to feel full and you can still nurse and your baby will also be getting all the nutrients he/she needs. If you are hungry in between meals you can have nuts, fruit and raw veggies. Be sure to eat as much as you want in order to feel full. Try the program and you will see great results!

  57. Bill Tedeschi

    I am type 2 diabetic, high triglycerides, on coumadin, among other meds. I am told I should not eat grapefruits because of the coumadin. Is there anything else on the diet that I should avoid with these issues? I love Oat Nut bread; I’m assuming that will be going bye bye? Looking forward to getting the book and other materials in the next few weeks. Thank you.

    • Hi Bill,

      The Cruise Control Diet is an ideal eating plan for people with diabetes, we have many readers who are diabetic who were able to get their blood sugar under control with this eating plan. Many have even reduced or gotten off or avoided prescription medications.

      Please note that fasting is not recommended on the program and definitely not recommended for diabetics. In phase III of the program, an advanced and optional technique called Intermittent Fasting is discussed but this is not recommended for diabetics.

      Bill, after you start the diet, you will need to work closely with your physician to have your medicine adjusted as needed. The foods you eat will greatly correct your blood sugar and you will not need as much medicine any more. The changes are immediate and you need to take daily and detailed blood sugar levels to show to your physician. Your doctor will be very happy to learn that you have decided to take steps to improve with a healthy eating plan.

      A lot of people can’t eat grapefruit for that particular reason. Another thing you can do is eat a handful of pistachios (~ 3 oz.) about 30 minutes before your meal. There was another study that showed a similar effect as the grapefruit.

      Ezekiel bread can be found in the frozen foods section of almost any grocery store. Ezekiel bread is the best kind of bread you can have as it is made from sprouted grains.

      You can have it from time to time and not count it as a cheat meal. I would wait until phase II to have it.

      Wishing you a great start!

  58. Michele Noblin

    I am having the best time reading all the comments! Just ordered your “healthy eating for life” and can’t wait to begin a new way of eating. I am very hopeful because I belong to a 12 step program that gives me a “design for living”. Now I will have a “design for eating”. Some of us just need more help! Thank-you for all of your hard work to provide this.

  59. Donna Carmony

    Can I use palm coconut sugar in my coffee? I can’t wait to receive my books in the mail. I like having hard copies to look at.

    • Hi Donna,

      Stevia is the best type of sweetener to use. It’s natural so it doesn’t come with the potential side effects of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Nutrasweet.

  60. Kathy Meagher

    Hi, I just purchased the plan and I am excited to get started. I had done my own version of low-carb, and was making good progress until I hit a plateau, then I started losing interest and going back to my old habits. One of my challenges is sweet cravings, I understand that aspartame is bad, but is Splenda just as bad? I have tried Stevia and it makes me bloated, gassy and uncomfortable, so I cannot use it. Second question is, I have a four-year-old and an 11-year-old (both healthy), is this plan OK for children also? That is another one of my challenges, because I feel I have to provide carbs for their dinner, so carbs are always in front of me. Thank you for your help!

    • Hi Kathy,

      Stevia is the best type of sweetener to use. It’s natural so it doesn’t come with the potential side effects of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Nutrasweet.

      This program is definitely fine for your children and they will be getting their carbs from fruit and veggies.

      Wishing you a great start!

  61. Linda Billig

    I’m just starting on this program and will be getting my husband to begin the program as well. He tends to eat less than he should because he’s struggled with his weight his whole life. We (he more than I) often skip meals – replacing them with Protein Shakes, selecting the lower carbohydrate/lower sugar shakes. I’m sure this isn’t a good option because the scale has stopped moving for both of us. We most often eat healthy (home prepared meals, never FastFood, always low carb options – no breads/starches). We also exercise (jog) regularly; but since we’ve turned 50, this is not working for us any longer. Not only has the scale stopped moving, it’s creeping up…

    How much and how often should we be eating? Does the program cover this? And when it’s suggested that we can have the foods we like (pizza, dessert, etc.) – how much and/or how often???

    • Hi Linda,

      The Cruise Control Diet is a whole-foods approach to weight loss and overall health. It’s a simple, yet highly effective program with 4 general rules:

      Eat natural foods that help your body to burn fat.

      Avoid processed, packaged, and other foods that cause your body to store fat.

      Treat yourself to some “guilty pleasures” (e.g. chocolate, cookies, candy) from time to time so you don’t feel restricted.

      Most importantly, don’t count calories, calculate points, keep food journals, or attempt “artificial” portion controls. Instead, let your body’s natural hunger instinct guide how much (and when) you should eat.

      While the first 3 rules are common to any sensible weight reduction plan, the fourth one is what sets the Cruise Control Diet apart from other programs. It’s also the secret behind its success.
      If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know that losing the weight is the “easy” part. Keeping it off is the actual challenge. And the reason for that is simple: most plans burden you with too many rules and restrictions. Naturally, you can’t stick with them long-term (and eventually gain back every pound lost).

      However, when you’re relying on your body’s natural instinct for weight control – rather than forced willpower – dropping the pounds becomes practically effortless. This allows you to stay on the program for life, so once the weight comes off, it’s gone for good.

      The protein shake is not a whole foods breakfast – it is manufactured, highly processed and even though you can’t find sugar in it, it probably has a sugar substitute of some kind. Almond milk might be OK but regular milk is not.

      It is best if you stick to a real whole foods breakfast so you can get results faster. After that, when you are the desired weight you could reintroduce that specific breakfast and see if it affects you.

      Cheat meals are one sitting or one occasion of eating and drinking. For example, if you have a pizza and you drink a soda with it and then have ice cream, that is all considered one cheat meal. If you have a good meal and finish that with an ice cream, that is also counted as one cheat meal. If you have a mid afternoon chocolate, that is also considered one cheat meal.

      What cheat meals are not is cheat days and cheat weekends. The idea is that if you eat well 21 meals a week you have something that is not good for your health but you enjoy it 1-2 times a week, in the grand picture, it will not have an significant impact on your progress but it will allow you to feel not so restricted.

      Wishing you both a great start!

  62. Ron Bowman

    Dr. Gidry’s diet encourages limits on foods with high plant lectins content, like tomatoes, and prohibits soy products of any kind. It also encourages resetting your gut biome with prebiotics in what could be called a cleanse first step. How does that approach compare with your CCD? They seem similar in many aspects except for the avoidance of plant lectins, and your warnings against dairy. My cursory comparison leans toward the CCD as it appears to be much easier to follow and requires fewer supplements to be effective. So I am anxious to read your evaluation of the two programs.

    • Hi Ron,

      The Cruise Control Diet is a whole-foods approach to weight loss and overall health. It’s a simple, yet highly effective program with 4 general rules:

      Eat natural foods that help your body to burn fat.

      Avoid processed, packaged, and other foods that cause your body to store fat.

      Treat yourself to some “guilty pleasures” (e.g. chocolate, cookies, candy) from time to time so you don’t feel restricted.

      Most importantly, don’t count calories, calculate points, keep food journals, or attempt “artificial” portion controls. Instead, let your body’s natural hunger instinct guide how much (and when) you should eat.

      While the first 3 rules are common to any sensible weight reduction plan, the fourth one is what sets the Cruise Control Diet apart from other programs. It’s also the secret behind its success.

      If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know that losing the weight is the “easy” part. Keeping it off is the actual challenge. And the reason for that is simple: most plans burden you with too many rules and restrictions. Naturally, you can’t stick with them long-term (and eventually gain back every pound lost).

      However, when you’re relying on your body’s natural instinct for weight control – rather than forced willpower – dropping the pounds becomes practically effortless. This allows you to stay on the program for life, so once the weight comes off, it’s gone for good.

      I want to make sure that you do not have a misunderstanding – the diet is very effective on it’s own and is meant to be implement only with foods found in your local supermarket. No supplements or additional products are required to implement it.

  63. Cindy Gappert

    The only artificial sugar I use is Truvia with stevia and Erythritol and it has 3g of Carbs per packet. Every other diet I’ve been on, it was the only one that was allowed. Is it allowed on this one?

    Thanks Cindy

    • Hi Cindy,

      Stevia is the best type of sweetener to use. It’s natural so it doesn’t come with the potential side effects of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Nutrasweet.

      • Leona T Hill

        You have stated that Stevia is the best sweetener. You have also stated that one must avoid artificial sweeteners that have “ol” in them. Truvia has stevia and Erythritol. Should we avoid Truvia because it has Erthritol? Thanks.

      • Mary Meadows

        James,

        I gave up my coke zero for better drinks that have stevia extract in them. I also got Agave/Stevia blend but am now hearing that Agave is not good. I thought it was all natural like stevia. Also, I am on the slimbiotine and totally have notice a difference in my GI regularity and a flatter stomach. Does this supplement also take care of my handful of dark chocolate chips that i may indulge in once in a while. I can’t help it I have to have it. Why is the carb blocker important if you already have the slim biotene. I thought the slim biotene was the do all supplement.

        Thanks for your input but please stop sending emails that all they go to is an add for slim biotene. Some natural tips would be nice!

        • Hi Mary,

          Agave is not recommended as it is essentially a high fructose non-corn syrup. Stevia is the best type of sweetener to use. It’s natural so it doesn’t come with the potential side effects of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Nutrasweet.

          Dark chocolate is viewed as the better choice for a treat (the lesser evil as you called it). It is not something to have every day. If you do everything else to the dot, an occasional treat of high quality such as dark chocolate will not have much impact on your progress. It is the overall picture that counts.

          SlimBiotine is the most complete probiotic slimming solution available. First, it contains a pure source of probiotics cultured right from the Earth in their native plant matter. These probiotics are preserved the same way they’re found in nature: as a team. They have not been synthesized, mutated, or otherwise altered in a lab. That means, they won’t die on their way to your doorstep. More importantly, they escape digestion by your stomach and make it to your gut alive. There they immediately get to work on fighting the bad bugs that mess up your metabolism and cause your body to hoard fat.

          And in addition to a superior probiotic, we incorporated Cinnulin and GS4. These are the same ingredients used in double -blind, placebo controlled human studies (the gold standard in medical research) that showed significant lowering of blood sugar and cholesterol, increased insulin sensitivity, and decreased body fat.

          Carb Defender blocks an enzyme known as alpha-amylase. Alpha-amylase is responsible for the digestion and absorption of carbs. By blocking this enzyme, Carb Defender prevents your body from digesting and absorbing all of the carbs you eat.

          Carb Defender’s patented ingredient has undergone more than a dozen clinical studies proving it to be a safe and effective weight management formula for people who love carbs.

          In fact, in a recent clinical trial in Italy (a country where carb-heavy meals are typically eaten) demonstrated an average loss of 6.45 pounds and 10.45% body fat after only 30 days of taking Carb Defender’s active ingredient. In contrast, those taking a placebo lost less than a pound. That’s more than a 600% boost in fat loss.

  64. Cindy Gappert

    Another concern is that I drink this dietary supplement every morning called Vital Reds by Gundry MD, It has 2 grams of carbs. Is this also ok to continue?

    Thanks Cindy

  65. Leona T Hill

    You have stated that Stevia is the best sweetener. You have also stated that one must avoid artificial sweeteners that have “ol” in them. Truvia has stevia and Erythritol. Should we avoid Truvia because it has Erthritol? Thanks.

  66. Kate Vigness

    Hi, James!

    I received your diet plan in the mail a couple of days ago. I have been shopping and I’m very eager to get started. I have tried thousands of dollars worth of “diets” pills, plans, etc. to no avail. I have never been this heavy in my life and it is due to medications that I was on. I stopped the medications about 3 years ago but have not been able to lose more than 5 or 10 lb here and there, only to gain it back.

    Of all the diets I have tried, this one is the first that makes complete sense to me and does not leave me to rely on my willpower alone. Plus, I love all the meals on your meal plans!

    Thank you, again!

    Kate

  67. Louise Corsiglia

    I was not able to log in with my login information given in the confirmation email I got 9/28. I entered the password “exactly as written above” in that email. Need help! Thx!

    • Hi Louise,

      I’m sorry to hear that you were not able to log into your account. I have reset your account. You can access your products at any time inside of your member’s area.

      Please check your email for your log in credentials.

      Wishing you a great start with the program!

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