A man with type 2 diabetes loses over 10kg after following a low carb meal plan
Atta, from Kuwait, instantly lost weight when he adopted a new low carb lifestyle after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
After searching the internet, Atta started the low carb diet to help him control his diabetes by losing weight and stabilising his blood sugars.
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Over a 10-week period of eating low carb meals, Atta reduced his weight from 87kg to 75kg.
When he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, his HbA1c was between 75-86 mmol/mol but from January it has gone down to 42 mmol/mol.
The Low Carb Program was more effective than prescribed drugs in reducing Atta’s blood sugar levels.
After adopting the low carb regime, Atta now enjoys two high protein and low-fat meals each day instead of frequently consuming lots of high carb foods.
However, he did struggle removing bread from his diet.
He said: “It was hard to start with because here in Kuwait we eat bread at every meal so that was the most difficult to cut out.
“We don’t really eat potatoes and I’ve never had a sweet tooth, so sweets weren’t as difficult to cut out.
“It was bread that was the worst.”
Atta’s new low carb diet now mainly includes eggs, cheese, salad and a range of grilled meats.
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He is now keen to help others who are looking to adopt the low carb diet and champions the benefits of the program.
“Starting is the most difficult but you learn so much over the 10 weeks,” said Atta.
He added: “I would tell anyone about the benefits that I’ve seen on the Program and I’d give them my number.”
Editor’s note: the Low Carb Program is a multi-award-winning app for people wishing to have education, support and coaching on how to follow a low carbohydrate lifestyle. Used by over 450,000 people. Learn more here.