1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

8-week Blood Sugar Diet

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by captainlynne, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,537
    Likes Received:
    6,345
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I was tending to that POV until I saw the Insight interview with both Moseley and Taylor - it's clear that Taylor is very happy to have Moseley be the public face for his research and I've no doubt Taylor's motive is purely helping Type 2 diabetics. I guess Taylor decided having a well-known charismatic "TV star" getting the message out was a good idea.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    7,804
    Likes Received:
    12,800
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Thanks @Indy51
    Sometimes I can be too cynical. I also thought someone else had devised the 5:2 diet, (name escapes me) then Moseley published it, and put out TV programme here in UK, so everyone thinks it is his work. Best of all worlds for him then, TV medical journalist income and income from book sales.
     
  3. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,537
    Likes Received:
    6,345
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I'm kind of hoping that some of the income from the book is going towards Taylor's ongoing research, but I guess we'll never find out that info.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. FloraDora

    FloraDora I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    274
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Well Prof Roy Taylor does write the Foreword to the book where he fully endorses Michael Mosley's ability to 'preach to the masses' (my words summarising his). I guess there will be some kind of tie-in between the two of them.

    Out of interest I asked my DN if anyone else had mentioned the 8-week diet and she said just only other lady. Surprising low level of interest! The DN did quite rightly enquire what I planned to do when I had completed the 8-weeks and my answer of Low Carb/Mediterranean and possibly 5:2 seemed to meet with her approval. Not that I set much store by her approval as she had previously pushed the value of the Eat Well Plate and an Hba1c result of 50 as being excellent!
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. Donnadoobie

    Donnadoobie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    227
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Just received a call from the surgery about yesterday's blood tests. My heart fell when I heard who was calling as they only usually ring for bad news. The GP had asked them to phone me to give me a big well done. Since October my cholesterol has fallen from 7.3 to 5.9 and my blood sugar is now in normal range. She couldn't give me any figures on the glucose but I will know more on Monday when I pick up a print out of the results but for the first time in 6 years my blood test is showing I am not prediabetic! Now to improve and maintain!
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Winner Winner x 5
    #145 Donnadoobie, Mar 10, 2016 at 12:24 PM
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 10, 2016
  6. muzza3

    muzza3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    3,994
    Trophy Points:
    178
    @Donnadoobie
    Congratulations they are fantastic results!!
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. FloraDora

    FloraDora I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    274
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Congratulations - it feels amazing doesn't it. But also a big responsibility to maintain and improve! We might be out of the diabetic range - but no nearer to being able to eat cake!
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    #147 FloraDora, Mar 11, 2016 at 11:14 AM
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 11, 2016
  8. Joshuasnan

    Joshuasnan Type 2 · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    What book is this please?
     
  9. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,537
    Likes Received:
    6,345
    Trophy Points:
    178
  10. neil1945

    neil1945 Type 2 · Active Member

    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    58
    I've put some of the recipes through my fitness pal to get the Carbs - But a diabetic Nurse is also running an 8 week course with higher als but low carb - she is Mary Kemp on [email protected] it will give alternate recipes
     
  11. neil1945

    neil1945 Type 2 · Active Member

    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    58
    You might fing the following of interest as I think the recipes are easier - its from a diabetic Nurse who is also running an 8 week course with higher als but low carb - she is Mary Kemp on [email protected] it will give alternate recipes
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
  12. Magisham

    Magisham Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    103
    I bought the 8 week diet book and the 5:2 diet book at the same time. Didn't think my partner would cope with the 8 week diet as he's on a lot of medication for other conditions that give him a big appetite. We have been doing the 5:2 diet with few problems though, for about 5 weeks now. We have both lost weight and his blood sugar has come down. The days we eat more we do low carb high fat. I only count calories on the 2 days. We often have porridge made with water for breakfast and I make the quantity it suggests in the book, which I think is about 175 calories. Then, for dinner in the evening, I do a normal meal like a piece of salmon with curly kale and French beans, or grilled chicken with a big salad, or I make a turkey curry (which is mostly carrot, courgette, onion and celery) with cauliflower rice. For dessert we have fresh strawberries or raspberries, or I make sugar free jelly, or sugar free mouse (which is a jelly with a bit of yogurt beaten into it before it sets). I sometimes make a "soup" as a starter if I have spare calories, which is a couple of leeks zapped in my mini chopper boiled up in a chicken stock cube. We eat well. I have 600 calories as well as my partner on the fact days because we always eat the same. So far so good. He's type 2 by the way.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  13. Thanks, but I am happy with my current diet and would be concerned about downloading something nasty from an ebook.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. Dora66

    Dora66 Type 2 · Member

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    23
    ..........


    Hi I went to the Nurse after a routine blood test.
    She wanted to put me on medication for high cholesterol and high blood pressure .
    She also wanted to put he on Metformin for T2Dw
    I was horrified at this diagnosis .
    I had heard of The Blood Sugar diet on BBC TV.so bought the book
    I have been on this diet for the past 7 weeks.
    I have lost 1st 12lbs in that time.
    The next appointment with the Nurse is in another week, I hope to have lost 2stone by then.
    Hopefully this will have re programmed my body and reduced sugar,cholesterol etc.
    Wish me luck next week ...
    Nothing to loose have I ?
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  15. Naomi425

    Naomi425 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Good luck. Very impressed. I hope the nurse will be too
     
  16. Donnadoobie

    Donnadoobie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    227
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I reduced my HBA1c to 40 after 7 weeks on this diet. Good luck
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  17. Notwithstanding

    Notwithstanding Type 2 · Active Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    53
    I have been on this diet (I am type 2) since 1st. Feb. I have lost 1st. 8 lb. After the first month, my average blood sugar level was 5.2. I have been on a couple of holidays in this time & strayed away from the diet a little, but soon re-adjusted to it once back home. Also, my strict discipline has relaxed a little (only a little) over the last 2 months. But, I am, essentially , sticking to the diet. My blood glucose levels have risen a little & now average 5.8. Overall, I am happy with this but a little disappointed to not be getting the 4s that I got in the first 2 months. Any comments ? I have never been on any medication, before or during the diet.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. Naomi425

    Naomi425 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Exactly the same experience with me


    Sent from my iPhone using DCUK Forum mobile app
     
  19. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    20,949
    Likes Received:
    34,590
    Trophy Points:
    298
    If you have been on the diet since February (5 months), and only lost 22 pounds then I suspect that your body has adapted to the low calories and has significantly lowered its basal metabolic rate. You may find that shaking it up a bit, intermittent fasting, different amounts of activity, eating different amounts of calories on different days, etc. might be of benefit.

    Hope that helps.

    Regarding your comments on blood glucose levels, I appreciate your disappointment, especially after 5 months of hard work, but not everyone is going to see the full benefits of the diet. It just doesn't work that way. Although that is no consolation at all for the people who are in that group. :(
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. Notwithstanding

    Notwithstanding Type 2 · Active Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Thanks for your replies. I am not, overall, disappointed with my results. I am 6ft3in.When I started I was 13st. 10lb & am now 12st. 4lb. So, I didn't really need to lose much weight-my main motive was to "reverse the diabetes", or whatever it is you achieve from this diet. I am happy that I have achieved something like this & am continuing on a similar (less stringent) diet. I certainly take the suggestion about "shaking it up a bit" seriously. In fact, I think I am doing this. My only disappointment , overall, is that I have not returned to the lower BS levels that I initially achieved. Perhaps, with the"shake up" I will get back there. I was very interested to see that's Naomi425 had the same experience as me. That gave me a measure of reassurance. After all, 5.8 average is pretty good, is it not ?
     
    • Like Like x 4
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook