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: