Tag - low carb

19 Wonderfully Low-Carb Lunches

We’ve put together some of our all-time favourite low carb lunches to keep your tummy and your blood sugar levels happy. Look forward to lunch but not to that mid afternoon spike! (We warn you – if you’re reading this while hungry, resist the temptation to lick the screen)

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Carbs? – You’re taking the pasty! Jurgen Klopp’s not ‘avin it

A bizarre episode of pass the pasty ensued after Liverpool’s away win at Plymouth.

Liverpool’s entertaining manager Jurgen Klopp was taken aback when a weighty Cornish pasty, larger than a football, was handed to him at a press conference.

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Get in the Christmas ‘spirit’ – our guide to low-carb alcohol

Judging by the barrage of adverts, the decorations adorning shops, and the repeated sound of Bing Crosby in our ears, it’s socially acceptable to use the ‘C’ word (Christmas). I hate to sound like a Scrooge, but I’m of the opinion that the festivities should begin in December – not the middle of August when your main concern is lighting the barbecue, and clinging on to any sign of the sun’s appearance.

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Can my child safely lose weight through eating fat?

Children becoming overweight is nothing new but it is becoming more and more common. The Obesity Health Alliance notes that one in three children are overweight or obese.

You may be hoping that your child’s weight recovers back to normal later in teenage years or adulthood but the sooner a healthy weight can be resolved, the better.

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Dr. David Unwin publishes more evidence of low-carb diet benefits in The BMJ

The low-carbohydrate diet is a hotly disputed management technique for people with diabetes, and a new publication in The BMJ has added further evidence of its benefits.

The case review, reported by Southport GP Dr. David Unwin, followed a patient with type 2 diabetes who came off his medication (metformin, simvastatin, perindopril and aspirin) after adopting a low-carb diet.

Dr. Unwin, who shared his findings on the Diabetes.co.uk Forum, concluded: “The patient steadily lost a total of 16 kg over seven months and successfully stopped all four prescribed drugs, thereby achieving his goal of being medication-free. This was accomplished using a low carbohydrate diet—in his words: ‘more a lifestyle than a diet.’”

The findings from this study are intriguing, and publication in the BMJ, one of the leading worldwide medical journals, provides further credence to the low-carb diet.

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Diabetes management: 14 simple tips to make life easier

It’s the little things. The little frustrations. The lost meter. The miscalculated insulin injections. The quiet feelings of loneliness and burnout. That’s what sometimes feels like the hardest part of diabetes management.

What we need is a few tips. 14 of them, maybe, that could help us work around those little, everyday grievances.

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Ignore the guidelines, eat low-carb and high-fat – Dr. Sarah Hallberg on how to reverse type 2 diabetes

Ignoring medical guidelines and adopting a low-carb, high-fat diet is the way to reverse type 2 diabetes, according to Dr. Sarah Hallberg.

Hallberg is the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, United States. Earlier this month, she gave a presentation at a TEDx event in Purdue University, Indiana and provided evidence that type 2 diabetes can reversed.

The results from Hallberg’s clinic raises interesting questions regarding diabetes guidelines in the UK and abroad as to what the right approach should be regarding carbohydrate consumption for people with type 2 diabetes.

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Live Q&A with Dr. David Cavan on Sunday 10 May 2015

On Sunday 10 May, Diabetes.co.uk will be conducting a Q&A with Dr. David Cavan, author of Reverse Your Diabetes: The Step-By-Step Plan to Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes.

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Bulletproof coffee and diabetes: Is it right for you?

Bulletproof coffee: you’ve probably heard of it. The Diabetes.co.uk forum users can’t stop talking about it.

There are articles about bulletproof coffee all over the internet, every one of which seems to have a different opinion as to the benefits or otherwise of the stuff. Some swear by it, some would rather swear at it.

Less common are guides to bulletproof coffee and diabetes. This is an attempt at a comprehensive one (but I can’t promise that it’s definitive. Opinions, inevitably, will differ).

So: should people with diabetes drink bulletproof coffee? And, if so, is it healthy to have it for breakfast every day? Let’s take a look.

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