After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 13 years ago, Andrew has finally found a meal plan that keeps his insulin dosage and blood sugars low. Andrew, 56, has lost nearly two stone after following the Low Carb Program.
Since implementing the low carb diet, Andrew’s HbA1c is the healthiest it has been in a decade.
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Andrew, from Dundee, has reduced his HbA1c by three points, with his inulin measures being decreased after his normal blood glucose fell from 9 to 5.6. Over the years, Andrew has trialled various diets, such as Scottish slimmers and Weight Watchers, but has felt too restricted by extreme calorie limitations.
He said: “I always felt hungry, but I don’t feel like I’m on a diet anymore as I’m eating the way that I want and I’m enjoying it.
“Now I’m no longer feeling hungry or searching for carbs.”
He added: “I think I’m in the honeymoon phase as I feel great.”
After losing an impressive 28 pounds, Andrew is now identified as a low carb champion.
However, at the beginning of the Low Carb Program he did find it difficult to adapt and struggled to ditch bread from his diet. Over a two-week period of regularly testing his blood sugars and increasing his carbohydrate knowledge, Andrew eventually managed to cut out high carb meals from his life.
“I’ve now got lots of new recipes,” said Andrew.
He added: “I tested a low carb beef curry on my wife who didn’t noticed that I’d used cauliflower rice.
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“I also make courgette noodles and have learnt to generally eat more vegetables.”
The 56-year-old also feels mentally better since adopting a low carb lifestyle and has gained higher amounts of energy which has resulted in him participating in more exercise. Andrew said: “The diet has made me want to take my dogs our for more walks and increase how much I exercise.”
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