Moving in the right direction….

I started the 8 week Blood Sugar Diet on 17th October, with almost exactly 8 weeks until I go on my next holiday!

One thing I have noticed almost immediately (and other have reported similarly) is that my energy levels have risen.  I wake in the morning at around 6 – 7am, feeling refreshed and wanted to get out of bed and start my day.  My general aches and pains also seem to have subsided – which is a bonus.  I am still in pain most days, but not taking any pain relief (paracetamol).

I have felt fuller for longer (one of the benefits of this way of eating).  The diet is basically low-carb and restricts sugary foods (starches like pasta, rice, bread and potatoes)  and I am increasing the quantities of “real foods”, including protein, natural fats and vegetables.  I have reduced the need to snack in between meals and my snacking habit has all but disappeared.  On the rare occasion that I feel hungry, I can eat natural yogurt with seeds, nuts (natural – brazils, almonds, pecans, walnuts) or a piece of fruit.

I’ve been drinking a lot more water and cutting down (but not excluding) the tea and coffee.

In my first week, I achieved a 6.4lb loss!  I was astonished!  I’ve never, ever lost that much in one week and I have only about 1 – 1.5 stone to lose to get to my goal weight.

Things I have eaten regularly:  oily fish, regular fish, avocados, natural yogurt, olive oil, lots of fresh vegetables.

Here are some examples of some of my meals from the past week:

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Griddled peaches with cottage cheese
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Chicken breast coated in egg and dusted with coconut flour, fried in coconut oil, served with a cauliflower and bean mash and runner beans
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Swordfish steaks marinated in lemon, olive oil, basil and lemon juice with oven roasted vegetables and tomatoes
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Coconut flour pancakes with raspberries and creme fraiche

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