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The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose Weight Fast And Reprogramme Your Body

The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose Weight Fast And Reprogramme Your Body

Gerri Hi, my husband and I started to follow this diet in February 2016. At the end of the eight weeks we had lost 5 stones between us to teach our correct more Hi, my husband and I started to follow this diet in February 2016. At the end of the eight weeks we had lost 5 stones between us to teach our correct weight and hopefully reversed our diabetic states (hubby had type 2 diabetes, I was pre-diabetic our blood sugar levels are lower than diabetic but my husband's doctor wants to make sure we can continue to maintain the levels before he will take him off his diabetic medicine). I couldn't believe how quickly the weight came off and how much we enjoyed our new way of eating. We still don't eat bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, sugar or processed food because we prefer not to now and the weight and health benefits seem to be stable. We have just returned from two weeks to in France with our children and grandchild where the regime was eased, the alcohol was plentiful and we both only put on 1 kg (which a week later we have almost lost again). We followed the book to the letter and I can't praise it highly enough, although on first reading I never though that I could stick to 800 calories a day. (less) I am a big fan of Dr Michael Mosley - and this one did not disappoint. It is not secret I am a big fan of Dr Michael Mosley I love listening to him (he has a great voice) and I am intrigued by the lengths he goes to test a hypothesis he uses his own body to conduct scientific experiments on and shares with the reader/viewer the process and the results. His advice is simple, easy to understand and based on science and medical knowledge (he s a qualified GP come film maker). Before I st I am a big fan of Dr Michael Mosley - and this one did not disappoint. It is not secret I Continue reading >>

10 False Things People Say About Low-carb Diets

10 False Things People Say About Low-carb Diets

When arguing about nutrition, it can be hard to get your point across. People often seem biased against ideas that don't fit with their philosophy. When the topic of low-carb turns up, many people dismiss it, call it a "fad" diet and say that it is either harmful or impossible to stick to. Here are 10 things people say about low-carb diets that just don't make sense. I often see the claim that excluding entire food groups can be hard and that it is impossible to sustain such an "extreme" change in the way you eat. This point kind of makes sense. Not allowing yourself certain types of foods could lead to feelings of deprivation. But the thing is, all diets restrict something. They either restrict food groups or restrict calories. For some people, the calorie restriction approach may be more feasible. But it is NOT the only way. Many people don't seem to understand how low-carb diets work and what their main advantage is when it comes to weight loss. This is the fact that eating low-carb leads to automatic reduction in appetite and effortless calorie restriction (1). Compare that to the low-fat, "balanced" diet - which requires you to count calories and be hungry! This is a graph from one of the studies that compared low-carb and low-fat diets. The low-carb dieters are eating until fullness, while the low-fat dieters are calorie restricted (2). I don't know about you, but I hate being hungry. It is a very uncomfortable feeling. If I get hungry, I eat! If there is a diet plan out there that allows me to eat until fullness and still lose weight, then that sure is hell is the one I will choose. In most studies comparing low-carb and low-fat diets, more people in the low-carb groups make it to the end. If anything, they are easier to stick to. Low-carb diets are not harder to Continue reading >>

I Gave Up Sugar For 14 Days And This Is What Happened

I Gave Up Sugar For 14 Days And This Is What Happened

I gave up sugar for 14 days and this is what happened What happens when a self-confessed sugar-holic gives up sugar for 14 days? Stefni Herbert from Health24 found out... Stefni Herbert gave up sugar for two weeks. ~ With the South African governments decision to implement a sugar tax, the adverse health effects of consuming too much sugar are currently in the spotlight. According to the SA National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey , the average South African now consumes 17 teaspoons of sugar and similar sweeteners a day on par with global consumption, which has increased by 46% over the past 30 years. But just how difficult is it to completely give up sugar especially if you are a self-confessed sugar-holic? We introduce Stefni Herbert, a Health24 content producer who consumes more sugar per day than almost the entire team combined! "I can't live without chocolates and sweets, and some days I will eat a slab of chocolate, drink about eight cups of coffee with three teaspoons of sugar in each and maybe add an ice-cream," says Stef. "I know it's not good for my health, but my vices make me feel less stressed." So we decided to challenge her to give up sugar for two weeks and take note of all the changes she experienced. Dietitian Ria Catsicas was right beside her during the journey, giving advice on what she should and shouldn't eat. After examining Herbert's food diary for two weeks, Catsicas had some advice: "Her sugar intake is too high, but she should see changes after abstaining for two weeks. She needs to cut out chocolates, sweets, and eat way less carbohydrates." We checked in with Herbert's progress at various stages of the sugar challenge. She did experience some improvements. "I knew miracles weren't going to happen, but I expected to have more energy Continue reading >>

Blood Sugar Diet Can Help You Avoid Or Even Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Blood Sugar Diet Can Help You Avoid Or Even Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Earlier in this series, I explained the thinking behind my new Blood Sugar Diet, which can reverse both pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. This is a bold and radical plan that involves eating 800 calories a day for up to eight weeks. It works by tackling the fat that clogs your liver and pancreas and lies at the heart of many blood sugar problems. Once levels of this 'visceral' fat start to drop (and this happens within days), the fat in and around these organs will begin to melt away like snow under a hot sun. Dr Michael Mosley has put together a simple diet plan and lifestyle programme suitable for those at risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, those already suffering with it - and anyone who wants to lose weight fast and regain control of their health And within weeks, both pre-diabetics and Type 2 diabetics should see their blood sugar levels falling back towards normal, setting you on course for a leaner, healthier future. Yesterday, I explained how the diet works - and how healthy Mediterranean recipes can help you lose weight fast. But as with all diets, some people may find it easier to stick to the regime than others. That's why I recommend a number of steps to take beforehand that will help you measure your progress - and keep you committed. Find a quiet moment and measure your pulse. You will find it throbbing away on your wrist, just outside the outermost tendon. Your pulse is a measure of your overall fitness. Check it a few times, then write down the average score. I'd expect to see it improve over the coming weeks. Next I want you to weigh yourself. With your weight and height you can calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI). The easiest way to do this is to use a website, such as the NHS's healthy weight calculator (www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Healthyweightcalculator. Continue reading >>

How To Have Success On The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet

How To Have Success On The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet

How to Have Success on the 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet by Michael Mosley author of The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Share Post Dr. Michael Mosley is the #1 New York Times bestselling author, with Mimi Spencer, of the FastDiet published in over thirty-two languages around the world. He is also coauthor, with Peta Bee, of FastExercise and wrote the foreword for the FastDiet Cookbook by Mimi Spencer and Dr. Sarah Schenker. Dr. Mosley trained to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London before joining the BBC, where he has been a science journalist, executive producer, and, more recently, a well-known television personality. You have decided to go for it. You have talked to your doctor, cleared your cupboards, and had some tests done. As you will soon discover, the Blood Sugar Diet isnt quite as tough as you may fear . Yes, you are going to be living on 800 calories a day for the next few weeks, but your body should adapt reasonably quickly. Below are guidelines of what to expect at certain check points during the diet. Once youve started, you will find that you begin to lose weight fast. Some of it will be fat, but initially you will also be passing a lot of urine. It is essential that you drink at least two to three quarts of calorie-free fluid a day or you will become constipated and get headaches. What you drink is up to you, as long as it doesnt contain calories. It could be ordinary tap water. If you are not thrilled with plain water, try disguising it by adding a squeeze of lemon or lime, or fresh mint and cucumber. I love seltzer with lots of ice and lemon, fruit-flavored tea, and the occasional coffee (with only a splash of milk). Some people like drinking hot water ; oddly enough, there is evidence that heat alone can soothe hunger. Drink zero-calorie sodas if you Continue reading >>

Preparing For The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet Just 800 Calories Perday

Preparing For The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet Just 800 Calories Perday

Preparing for the 8 week Blood Sugar Diet Just 800 calories perday Diet , Tech News 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet , Preparing Gavin Fabiani-Laymond On Saturday 16th July 2016, I started a bold move to make myself healthier. Part of this plan is starting with the 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet by Dr Mosley. This is a 800 calorie diet per day for 8 weeks. It is using medical science and food types to reset your blood sugar levels / insulin. More on that later. A quick bit of housekeeping. All these posts will have links added to the main menu link, found HERE. You can also find it using the menu, The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet. Why do people use this diet? For a number of reasons, mainly reversing type 2 diabetes, or reducing /resetting high blood sugar/insulin level in the body and liver/pancreas, to providing more energy and losing weight quickly all in 8 weeks. It is important that you discuss this with your doctor before starting this diet. And that you have read the book completely. Before you scream at me that 800 calories is too low. STOP. Read the book by Dr Mosley. Remember this is not something dreamed up in the pub, this has been medically proven to work. Now fortunately, I am not diabetic but like 35% of all the people living in the UK, my blood sugar levels are too high which eventually would lead to type 2 diabetes. I am also overweight. So how did I prepare for this change and what technology am I using? Where possible, I have provided Amazon UK links to the items for ease. Why all the measurements? Well I want evidence and a record of what changes and by how much. This will be shared with you when I take a second set of readings next Saturday. 1) First of all, I cleared out any foods that werent going to help. Instead these were replaced with healthier type snacks. My ti Continue reading >>

Possible

Possible "side Effects'?

You are here: Home Forums Starting the BSD Possible "side effects'? Just started the diet 10 days go with aim to lose weight. Tried different things last year which didnt really work, so hopefully carb reduction will help as i have not tried that before. So far the diet is going well, especially as I am doing this together with my partner so full support at home (always important!). We have slightly increased the calorie intake to about 1200 to make sure we eat sufficient. I also have a fitiness trainer 2x a week so need to make sure I get the energy I need. But we have found 2 possible side effects which I wonder if other people have. 1) We seem to be very sleepy after every meal. Never had this before, but now about half an hour after I have eaten I will need to take a nap. Which just gets really frustrating. Wonder if that is normal or what we can do about it 2) Although expected, it seems the bowels have changed in normality, i.e. lot less of going to the toilet. Just dont seem to need to go. Is this because food just gets processes so much better? Or do we increase fibre? Already adding more veg / celery etc where possible. Any tips, ideas, solutions would be great Hi Dutch Chick. You might find that you are tired because you are not used to the diet and have less energy than before, this is something your body will get used to. Most people do the 800 calories and find this effect, I had to stop exercising for a couple of weeks except for some light aerobics and walking. Your body will adjust. Again, different foods can have an affect on the bowels, also the better food provide more bulk and fibre which have a slower transition. Are you drinking a couple of litres of water each day. Also try some fibre foods, I swear by chia seeds or in severe cases a laxative wou Continue reading >>

The Truth Behind The

The Truth Behind The "blood Sugar Diet"

The truth behind Michael Mosleys the blood sugar diet by Lauren Jones (APD, AN) Michael Mosley was recently interviewed on SBS about his new blood sugar diet for the reversal of type 2 diabetes. Mosley claims that an 8 week 800 calorie diet followed by a Mediterranean style diet with low intake of carbohydrates will reverse diabetes, he is also of the opinion that the low fat diet currently recommended by health care professionals and Diabetes Australia is out dated and that there is no need to limit dietary intake of fat when sugar is the real underlying problem. Unfortunately there were no Dietitians interviewed on this topic during the program so here is a summary of what was not covered (and should have been!) Points made by Michael Moseley, are they true or false? 1. The 8 week 800 calorie diet will reverse diabetes and improve blood sugar level True. Any diet which restricts calorie intake to less than a persons daily calorie requirement will result in weight loss, this is due to the energy deficit created when energy out (expended in exercise and metabolic function) exceeds energy in (through diet). Any diet that restricts calories and causes weight loss will improve the complications of diabetes however there is still much debate over whether diabetes can be reversed. A very low calorie diet such as this is not recommended long term as it can induce the starvation effect where the body begins to preserve energy (stores fat) at times where calorie intake is insufficient to meet requirements. This protective mechanism paired with the difficulties of sticking to a diet this low in calories reduces the capability of long term healthy diet maintenance with many people eventually gaining all the weight they had originally lost once they return to their normal eating Continue reading >>

A Nutritionist Reviews The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet By Dr Michael Mosley

A Nutritionist Reviews The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet By Dr Michael Mosley

Nutrition editor Amanda Ursell reads The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet by Dr Michael Mosley and looks at the startling claim that it can reverse type 2 diabetes Michael Mosley, of BBC Twos Trust Me, Im a Doctor fame, believes hes devised a short-term diet that can cut our risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It can even, he says, cure type 2 diabetes . Michael claims the 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet will shift an average of 14kg in eight weeks that works out at around 4lb a week (twice as much as the maximum of 12lb a week usually recommended by health professionals for safe and long-lasting weight loss). In particular, its designed to shed dangerous abdominal (visceral) fat fast, so its targeted at people who are at the highest risk of lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes, but also anyone who has struggled with their weight and wants to get their health back on track. Done properly, the author says, rapid weight loss is an extremely effective way to shed fat, combat blood sugar problems, reverse type 2 diabetes, and even cure it. When we eat too many easily digestible carbs such as sugar, sugary breakfast cereals, pasta, bread and potatoes, explains Michael, theyre quickly broken down in the gut to release sugar into our system. Our pancreas responds by producing insulin, which helps to lower high blood sugar by encouraging muscle cells to take it up and diverting energy into fat storage. As a result, the higher the insulin, the fatter we get, which can lead to insulin resistance, a precursor for type 2 diabetes. The wonder of the Blood Sugar Diet is that this process can be reversed, as cutting out sugar and processed carbs (among other things) results in lower circulating levels of insulin. For eight weeks you stick to just 800 calories a day. You can eithe Continue reading >>

Dr Michael Mosley Talks About His 8-week Blood Sugar Diet

Dr Michael Mosley Talks About His 8-week Blood Sugar Diet

For the first time in history more people are dying globally from overeating than from starvation. Type 2 diabetes , which is directly linked to being overweight, is surging in countries across the world. It has increased 10 fold over the last 40 years, with over 300 million people worldwide suffering from it. In 2014, NetDoctor reported that 35% of British adults have prediabetes or borderline diabetes, many of whom are not aware of this. Diabetes UK reports that 3.2 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Medical doctor and BBC broadcaster Dr Michael Mosley (Trust Me I'm a Doctor, Horizon, The One Show) has created the highly effective 8-week blood sugar diet that combats high blood sugar levels and in a significantly large amount of cases reverses type 2 diabetes altogether. Four years ago you started making programmes about losing weight and doing exercise. Was this interest fuelled by your own health concerns? "Yes, I had just found out that I had raised blood glucose levels, despite the fact that I wasn't obviously overweight. But I was a so-called TOFI - Thin on the Outside, Fat on the Inside. I was storing fat in and around my internal organs where it is most damaging. In fact I was diagnosed as an early type 2 diabetic. I was advised to go on medication, but I was keen to see if I could find an alternative to medication. "The main problem in type 2 diabetes is that there is an excess amount of fat infiltrating the liver and the pancreas, which makes them less efficient. Diabetes expert, Professor Roy Taylor of Newcastle University, has said that you need to lose just 1 gram of fat from the pancreas to change things, but in order to do that, you'll need to lose at least 10% of your body weight. Looking for a way to lose this weight, I Continue reading >>

The 5:2 Diet Works — But The Side Effects Are Pain, Misery And Bad Breath

The 5:2 Diet Works — But The Side Effects Are Pain, Misery And Bad Breath

The body is a temple. In January, for the most part, it is a rather large and overfed temple. This year, under the pressure of constant lifestyle and dietary advice, I decided on a remedy: the intermittent fasting diet. The regime, which instructs dieters to feast for five days a week and fast for the remaining two, originally took the States by storm in 2013. It has gradually crept over the pond, with numerous bestselling books (The Fast Diet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer and The Fast Diet Recipe Book) and celebrity adherents (Benedict Cumberbatch). In fact, it’s not just contemporary ‘celebs’ who are singing its praises: Plato once said ‘I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency’; Aristotle was said to be a faster, too. Martin Luther announced: ‘It is right to fast frequently in order to subdue and control the body.’ So what is it? The diet — more commonly known as the 5:2 diet — dictates that you only need acknowledge it twice a week. On these ‘fasting days’, dieters are advised to consume 25 per cent of the recommended daily calorie intake (that’s 500 calories a day for women, and 600 for men). The 5:2 was originally championed by TV medic Dr Michael Mosley and journalist Mimi Spencer. There are, famously, two golden rules of dieting: never crash diet and never skip meals. Yet the 5:2 seemingly encourages the former, and, it would seem, does not reject the latter. A website claims that ‘it’s easy to comply with a regime that only asks you to restrict your calorie intake occasionally. It recalibrates the diet equation, and stacks the odds in your favour’. So far, so easy. Five hundred calories a day seems shockingly restrictive, yet Mosley and Spencer’s book suggests it is easily possible to divide such a meagre allow Continue reading >>

Review Of Michael Mosley's 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet

Review Of Michael Mosley's 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet

The 8 week Blood Sugar Diet devised by Dr. Michael Mosley, tried by us! We decided to give the 8-week blood sugar diet a shot because we were feeling pretty lousy. Portion distortion, being connoisseurs of M&S heat and arrange meals, too many beers and habitual treats and snacks had played havoc with our waistlines. As classic emotional eaters and yo-yo dieters, this new and somewhat drastic approach appealed because of its strictness, a new way of eating and the lure of a possible 2 stone weight loss. We are not type 2 diabetic but were both in the high-risk category for developing the disease. 21st February 2017 D day hopefully for the last time. We conducted a delightful underwear-clad photo shoot, did our waist measurements and measured our blood pressure.Its all about planning Prior to the start date, we worked out what we would be eating (not very much on 800 calories a day), rid our cupboards of all that was out of bounds (crisps, chocolate, biscuits, cakes and everything else we considered rather lovely) pimped up our spice collection and wrote a rather long list of reasons why we were doing this. This ranged from the obvious desire for a smaller wardrobe (or rather the clothes that hang up in it), improvements in health, to it being easier to put our shoes on, to feel more confident and to have the choice of more than 5 shops when it came to clothes shopping We are now more than 8 weeks in and the results have been astounding! We both lost more than the 2 stone we were aiming for and feel and look a thousand times better. Aside from the weight loss, some of our personal successes are: *We have discovered a new way to eat, cutting out processed food has inspired us to cook more, be creative and make those 800 calories count! *Our portion sizes have decreased dr Continue reading >>

10 Things You Should Know Before Giving Up Sugar

10 Things You Should Know Before Giving Up Sugar

It seems like everyone is trying to cut down on the sweet stuff - but is it really as simple as it seems? Chocolate fiend and Good Food guinea pig Caroline Hire quit sugar for eight weeks and learnt a few lessons along the way... A friend showed up at my house this summer looking nothing short of fabulous. She’s always been healthy, a runner and health-food nut, but somehow something had taken her to a whole new level of loveliness. I quizzed her to discover she’d done Sarah Wilson’s 8-week ‘I Quit Sugar’ programme. This was something I had to try. However, it soon became clear it was not for the faint-hearted. Quitting sugar, Sarah-style, involved giving up all fruit, all sweeteners (natural and artificial) and most alcohols. Still, I thought I knew what I was getting into. Apparently I didn’t. Here are ten things I wish I’d known before giving up the sweet stuff… 1. Cravings can be conquered Everyone has a weakness. Mine is chocolate. I absolutely adore it but the addiction has always been a source of irritation. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve tried to give it up (and failed). I knew this craving wasn’t going down without a fight. My olfactory system (sense of smell) went into overdrive and I could sniff out chocolate from a superhuman distance. Within a week (a week!), the mental battle had dissipated. 2. Deprivation tastes better with friends If you’re going to give up sugar, it’s definitely worth bringing in reinforcements. Knowing that I’d have to fess up to a friend if I’d fallen off the wagon was a great motivator. It was helpful to be able to share sugar-swap discoveries, gloat over righteous food choices and commiserate together through the detox symptoms. 3. Strange side effects Not everyone experiences the same reac Continue reading >>

Low-carb Side Effects & How To Cure Them

Low-carb Side Effects & How To Cure Them

Are you struggling while starting out on a low-carb or keto diet? Do you get headaches, leg cramps, constipation or any of the other more common side effects? Use the information on this page to avoid them – and feel great while losing weight. The main solution to most common problems when starting low carb is to increase the intake of water and salt. It’s even better to do it preventatively during the first week. If you do, you’ll most likely not experience any of these problems, or they’ll only be minor. Use one of the shortcuts below for specific problems – or just continue reading for all of them. Top 6 common problems when starting Less common issues on low carb Low-carb myths Leg cramps Leg cramps are not uncommon when starting a strict low-carb diet. It’s usually a minor issue if it occurs, but it can sometimes be painful. It’s a side effect of the loss of minerals, specifically magnesium, due to increased urination. Here’s how to avoid it: Drink plenty of fluid and get enough salt. This may reduce loss of magnesium and help prevent leg cramps. If needed, supplement with magnesium. Here’s a suggested dosage from the book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Drs. Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney: Take 3 slow-release magnesium tablets like Slow-Mag or Mag 64 a day for 20 days, then continue taking 1 tablet a day afterwards. If the steps above are not enough and the problem is bothersome, consider increasing your carb intake somewhat. This should eliminate the problem. The more carbs you eat though, the weaker the impact of the low-carb diet. Bad breath On a strict low-carb diet some people experience a characteristic smell from their breath, a fruity smell that often remind people of nail polish remover. The smell is from acetone, a ket Continue reading >>

Low Carb Diet Side Effects

Low Carb Diet Side Effects

Low carb diet side effects are manageable if you understand why they happen and how to minimize them. Understanding your physical reactions will help you avoid the worst of the symptoms, and keep you from quitting before you get out of the chute, so to speak. After several weeks, these side effects will subside as you become "keto-adapted" and able to burn fat instead of glucose for fuel. The list below includes the most common low carb diet side effects, and I've included tips on how to handle them. The only caveat is that you have no contraindicated health conditions. I have detailed here who should NOT follow a ketogenic diet. Frequent Urination After the first day or so, you'll notice that you are in the bathroom urinating more often. Your body is burning up the extra glycogen (stored glucose) in your liver and muscles. Breaking down glycogen releases a lot of water. As your carb intake and glycogen stores drop, your kidneys will start dumping this excess water. In addition, as your circulating insulin levels drop, your kidneys start excreting excess sodium, which will also cause more frequent urination. (see this reference). Fatigue and Dizziness As you start dumping water, you'll lose minerals such as salt, potassium and magnesium as well. Having lower levels of these minerals will make you very, very tired, lightheaded or dizzy, give you muscle cramps, and headaches. You may also experience skin itchiness. Fatigue and dizziness are the most common of the low carb diet side effects, and they can be avoided for the most part by making sure you stay ahead of mineral loss. You can counteract mineral losses by eating more salt or sipping salty broth throughout the day, and eating potassium rich foods. (Dairy foods, green leafy vegetables and avocados are high in potas Continue reading >>

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