The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose Weight Fast and Reprogramme your Body
Dr Michael Mosley, author of the bestselling 5:2 Fast Diet, reveals a game-changing approach to one of the greatest silent epidemics of our time - raised blood sugar levels.
The food we eat today, high in sugar and easily digestible carbohydrates, is not only making us fat, but is putting us at risk of type 2 diabetes, strokes, dementia, cancer and a lifetime on medication.
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 ...more
I bought this book to get myself back on track and to try a variation to the keto diet. The results have astounded me. I'm now fasting at 4.1 - 4.6 and my sugars rarely visit areas above 5.5. I've lost over 12lbs too.
I've only been on the diet for two weeks!
My wife (non diabetic) has joi ...more
I adopted the 5:2 approach to eating since reading 'The Fast Diet: The Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer' back in January 2014. It’s a permanent lifestyle change rather than a diet, and has worked brilliantly for me. As such, I am always interested in what Michael Mosley has to sa ...more
4 WEEKS LATER:
3 only used information to improve own diet but still lost LOADS of weight;
1 is now below the Type 2 benchmark and hopes to come off meds soon;
1 has significantly improved mobility;
1 followed the diet religiously, losing 10 pounds in the first week!
All are delighted with the cha ...more
I haven’t read this word for word, having skimmed here and there, particularly the endless ‘miracle’ stories/examples which, whilst helpful, became a tad repetitive after a while. Otherwise it’s an interesting and helpful read, for oiks like me, keen to keep blood sugars down. Useful, interesting recipes. 800 calories a day is a challenge though!
I found it easy to read and follow, however it seemed like he was trying to sel ...more
Obviously sweet foods are off the list: cakes, biscuits, sweets, ice-cream, etc. And vegetables and protein are good for yo ...more
I am now more conscious of the dangers of too much sugar and although I did not feel the need to rigorously carry out the diet recommendations. I like to think that having lived in Italy for many years that I already have a reasonably healthy diet and I try to lead an active lifestyle.
My personal feelings are that too much of so many things are not healthy for us, so I try to ...more
Rating to be added later..... once I try all this :D ...more
I have watched some of Michael's documentaries, and his book is like his shows- very well explained, with science ( and personal experience) to back up his hypothesis.
Lots of food for thought here and quite inspiring. I have bought the companion recipe book ( although this is not really needed) as this book has a diet plan, and there is a website to assist you with your journey.
Only day two into this diet and ...more
I have been stuck indoors for a good number of weeks now due to illness, so the days are dull and dragging. Today, I ventured downstairs and found a copy of this book on the table. I genuinely have no idea whose it is, where it came from, why it was lying there...but I have nothing better to do, so why not read it?
There are some elements that I like:
One - it is encouraging us to think about our hea ...more
I found this a fascinating book, and the diet /change of eating habits worked for me.
Although intended for people with Type 2 Diabetes, or at risk of developing it, I am in neither of these categories. I just wanted to lose some stubborn weight, and cut down sugar intake.
The book dismisses lots of myths about dieting, explains high and low GI very clearly and gives lots of interesting details about diet and health before getting onto the blood sugar diet. It’s ...more
The book is aimed at individuals in danger of becoming type 2 diabetes sufferers and is subtitled ‘How to Prevent and reverse Type 2 Diabetes (and Stay Off Medication)’. I was never ‘obese’, but my BMI (body mass index) suggested I might become a candidate for type 2 diabetes. It wa ...more
This book is an easy read - I've read the whole thing in 1 day of intermittent reading. Even more of a recommendation on this score is that m ...more
I heard Michael Mosley speak when he was in town and I enjoyed his take on health. It's great that he is up to trying out thoughts on himself instead of looking for others to take one for the team.
It was a surprise to hear the Mosley was diagnosed diabetic when he looked healthy, and more so to hear that he was able to completely reverse all its metrics so quickly. Also the fact that people who look 'healthy' (read: thin and attractive) can contract diabetes and a ...more
This book is clear and easy to understand and is backed up by examples/evidence of people having used it. It also explains that not all doctors recognise it as useful yet and that if you are diabetic then you might need to cajole your dr into letting you do this. It's very m ...more
Time will tell if following this regimen actually works. My only concern is that it's hard to actually commit to such an extreme calorie restriction diet for 6-8 weeks. We also need to be real. There is no curing diabetes. You can CONTROL it, but there is no CURE. The recipes in the book can help with controlling diabetes and are gr ...more
So, let's get to the point - EVERYONE is at a high risk of developing diabetes in their lifetime. With the high sugary foods we eat and the nonsensical 'more is better' eating myths we still cling to, diabetes ...more
Born in Kolkata, India, the son of a bank director, Mosley studied philosophy, politics and economics at New College, Oxford before ...more