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What is the Chinese Restaurant Effect?

There exists a theory that could explain why sometimes after eating a meal your blood glucose levels may rise higher than normal.

It’s called the Chinese Restaurant Effect. And while it is only a theory, some science exists that could back it up.

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Diabetes Week 2019: Redefining type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Week is taking place between the 10-16 June and our goal for this year is to redefine diabetes by improving understanding and tackling misconceptions.

In this blog we’re shifting the focus to misconceptions surrounding type 2 diabetes in particular. It has long been believed that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease that will eventually become worse over time. However, thanks to emerging research it is now known that there are several strategies that can be employed to place type 2 diabetes into remission and reduce the risk of complications.

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How Richard Shaw conquered type 2 diabetes

After placing his type 2 diabetes into remission through a low carb, real food approach, Richard Shaw decided to write a book about his experience in the hopes that it would help to inspire others with type 2 to change their lifestyle.

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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 3)

by Peter Foley.

As you probably know by now, I was challenged by Diabetes Digital Media to follow my usual low carb diet but adapt it to include only vegan friendly foods for one week. If you haven’t already, check out my part 1 and part 2 of this series to find out what the challenge was and what I expected it to be like. The nutrition team provided me with a vegan low carb meal plan to follow so I was ready to take on the week.

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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 2)

by Peter Foley.

I have been following a low carb lifestyle for several years now, so when Diabetes Digital Media asked me to go vegan for a week, I was keen to embrace the challenge. The challenge involved following my usual low carb diet but adapting it to include only vegan friendly foods for one week.

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Peter Foley – My low carb vegan week (part 1)

by Peter Foley.

Hardly a day goes by without hearing the word vegan. Of course, veganism can mean different things to different people. For some it can mean complete abstinence from dairy, meat and animal products, for others it also includes a philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. There are many different reasons that people have for following a vegan lifestyle, from ethics, to environmental or dietary reasons. Many people find their own reasons fall into several categories and form their own stance on veganism.

The team at Diabetes Digital Media, home to the award-winning Low Carb Program, wanted to show how a low carb lifestyle can be adapted to meet the needs of someone who lives a vegan lifestyle. The aim of this challenge is to document my experiences incorporating vegan dietary principles into my low carb lifestyle.

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13 easy ways to add fibre to your diet

Fibre is found in many plant-based foods and is not broken down completely by the body. It is important for a healthy digestive system and has been linked to reduced cholesterol, improved glycemic control, a healthy heart, and reduced risk of some cancers. The recommended fibre intake for adults in the UK is 30g per day. This might sound like a lot, but with some simple changes, meeting the recommended fibre intake on a low carb diet is achievable! Try out our top 13 tips for adding fibre to a low carb diet.

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Can a low carb diet cause fibre deficiency?

It’s well known that a low carb diet can be beneficial for many reasons including improved blood glucose control and weight loss. However, some people may still be put off by the idea that low carb leads to deficiencies in certain nutrients including fibre which can be beneficial for digestive health.

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Warm up this winter with these low carb soup recipes

Salads can make a great low carb lunch during the Summer months, but when the weather’s a bit colder there’s nothing better than a hot bowl of soup.

The trouble is that many of the soups you can buy from the supermarkets often contain hidden carbs in the form of thickening agents. So, we’ve put together some low carb soup recipes which you might want to try to get you through the cold Winter months.

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Breakfast ideas for Christmas day

Do you eat breakfast on Christmas Day? Whilst some people prefer to fast until lunchtime (fasting can also have many health benefits) some people may enjoy sitting down with their family and enjoy a festive breakfast or brunch.

For those of you who do enjoy breakfast or brunch, we’ve put together some quick and easy low carb recipe ideas to kickstart your Christmas Day.

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