|Eat More of This|
In fact research studies have shown that if you feed people an apple prior to eating a typical meal, they consume less total calories. The researches concluded the reduction in overall calories is good because the fruit calories are more nutrient dense than the average dinner of pasta, pizza and burgers. Eating for nutrient density does not have a fad diet behind it (maybe Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live) comes close, but it would be a much more mindful and practical diet than one trying to avoid all sugar.
Dr. Gregor discusses the low-carb diet fads and points out that even using the proponents' own framework, you would eat the opposite thing. Depriving yourself of wonderful whole fruits, vegetables and starches may seem to help some lose weight but the science shows that they would lose more weight and be healthier if they simply eat a healthier diet.