The Sugar Busters is a diet focused on eliminating foods with refined carbohydrates such as refined sugar, white flour, and white rice, as well as naturally occurring carbohydrates. Sugar Busters was created by H. Leighton Steward, Sam S. Andrews, Morrison C. Bethea, and Luis A. Balart. The diet is classified as a diet and compares with those of other low-calorie diets. The original ” Sugar Busters! Cut Sugar to Trim Fat ” was self-published by the authors in 1995 and became a local hit in their hometown of New Orleans, after which Ballantine Books republished the book nationally. The Ballantine edition hit # 1 on the New York Times bestseller list in June 2001. An updated ” The New Sugar Busters! Cut Sugar to Trim Fat ” was published in 2003.