Blood Sugar Diet

Blood Sugar Diet

The blood sugar diet has been brought to our attention by Dr Michael Mosley. The idea of the diet is to lower your blood sugar levels because with higher blood sugar levels comes the risk of having type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, according to Dr Mosley the rates of people with type 2 diabetes has increased 10 fold in the last 40 years.

What are the symptoms of diabetes type 2?

  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Lack of concentration
  • Increased hunger
  • Blurred vision
  • Being more thirsty
  • Passing more urine than usual
  • Wounds that are slow to heal

How can you test your blood sugar levels?

It is difficult to tell whether you have raised blood sugar levels. If you have any of the symptoms above speak to your doctor. Then if your doctor feels it necessary then he will ask for a urine sample and arrange for a blood test to be done. Furthermore, the test will reveal the levels of your blood sugar and whether you are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Who should do the diet?

The blood sugar diet is recommended for those with type 2 diabetes or at risk of getting it. This diet has been proved that it will reduce blood sugar levels. It is not only for people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but for those who want to improve their current diet. Perhaps you feel hungry all the time as you are eating the wrong foods. This diet will help to reduce your food cravings and eat less.

In addition, by reducing your food intake and sticking to this 8 week diet it will result in weight loss. Furthermore, losing weight will help you to feel better about your body.

The blood sugar diet explained

This diet is an 8 week plan and is based on having 800 calories a day. It is a Mediterranean low carb style diet rich in olive oil, fish, nuts, fruit and vegetables, eggs, quality protein and you can even eat full fat yoghurt.

What foods can I eat on the blood sugar diet?

Chicken
Oily fish
Prawns
Turkey
Beef
Pork
Eggs
Soya
Edamame beans
Quorn
Hummus
Vegetables
Nuts (not salted or sweetened)
Quinoa
Bulgur (cracked wheat)
Whole rye
Whole-grain barley
Wild rice
Buckwheat
Lentils
Kidney beans
Full fat yoghurt
Cheese (in moderation)
Fruit – Berries, apples and pears
Oils such as olive oil, rapeseed oil or coconut oil

What foods should I avoid when doing the blood sugar diet?

Breakfast cereals – oats are ok but not the instant ones.
Processed meats – bacon, salami, sausages
Sweetened and salted nuts (plain nuts are ok)
Carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta, potatoes
Sugary drinks and desserts
Alcohol

In a nutshell: This diet can help you to lower your blood sugars and is based on a healthy Mediterranean diet of 800 calories per day. There is proof that it has reversed type 2 diabetes and that you can lose weight on the 8-week diet.

If you wish to find out more then why not check out Dr Mosley’s book the 8 week blood sugar diet. (affiliate links below)

There is also an accompanying recipe book.

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