Archive - April 2018

Petition launched after Lidl discontinues High Protein Rolls

A petition has been launched after supermarket chain Lidl discontinued its High Protein Rolls, a favourite of the low carb community.

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Killing for Profit – Dr Aseem Malhotra discusses the dark world of Big Food and Big Pharma

“We have a complete healthcare system failure and an epidemic of misinformed doctors and harmed patients,” – Dr Aseem Malhotra, 2018.

On 12 April, a mix of leading doctors and academics spoke at the European Parliament in Brussels in a lecture entitled “Big Food & Big Pharma, Killing for Profit?” Among these speakers was Dr Malhotra, author of The Pioppi Diet, a leading cardiologist and co-founder of Action Sugar, who spoke about the need for system reform in global healthcare, the biased funding of research, overmedication and the need to address the impact of sugar in our diet.

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How to cook low carb for one

We are huge fans of eating fresh, natural, wholesome foods on a low carb diet, although many find that buying fresh foods can be a challenge, especially when cooking for just one. We want to assure you that there are lots of tricks you can use to make cooking fresh, healthy, low carb meals for one simple, hassle-free and cost-effective.

Here are 10 of our top tips on solo low carb food prep.

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National Siblings Day – supporting a loved one with diabetes

Today is National Siblings Day, we wanted to use this day to focus on how we can support a loved one with diabetes. Whether it’s type 1 or type 2 diabetes, receiving a diagnosis can be worrying so we want to know the best way to support them and what we can do to help.

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Spring: seasonal fruit & vegetables

Although it might not seem so, with all of this UK rain, spring is finally here. And with a change in season comes a change in what fruit and vegetables there are on offer.

Typically, our supermarkets stock all fresh foods year-round, meaning we tend to ignore our very own growing seasons. But eating seasonally has many benefits, one being they are rich in nutrients, but most importantly they taste even better!

Below we have devised a list of our favourite low carb fruits and vegetables that are in season throughout spring.

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Melissa McCarthy – Success on the keto diet

With celebrity diets and weight loss often the hot topic of conversation in the media, it is no surprise that Melissa McCarthy has stolen the limelight following her dramatic 75 pound weight loss! How, you might be asking? The answer is the ketogenic diet.

Going keto is becoming increasingly popular among the diabetes community and is setting the trend for celebs too. A popular benefit of the keto diet is the weight loss that can be achieved, while further benefits include lower blood pressure, raised HDL cholesterol levels (which is a good sign of heart health) and improved mental performance.

Melissa McCarthy, a well-known actor who you might recognise from films such as Bridesmaids and the television show Mike and Molly, is a funny, witty and entertaining actor. Melissa embraced the film industry as a plus-sized woman, and for years she has set the benchmark for all body types. Hallelujah!

For a new film role, she embraced the ketogenic diet primarily to lose weight, and the results have been sensational.

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