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Anyone done the 8 week blood sugar diet?

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ButtonBoo Mon 20-Feb-17 19:00:43

Am about to embark on Michael Mosley's 8 week blood sugar diet.

At my 'over 40 health check' I was told (not that I wasn't very aware!) that I needed to lose weight. Whilst I'm not pre-diabetic the HCA said the practice were recommending this diet.

I've made an appt with my GP surgery at the end of the month for a weigh in (they will weigh me every week) and I plan on starting 01 March.

Has anyone done this diet and how good is it? Reading the book, I can see the idea is 800 calories a day for the first part. And it sounds very daunting. confused

I've probably got 4 stone to loose and I definitely need to see quick results because I cave far too soon if things start tapering off.

Any thoughts or advice most welcome...

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OnceUponATimeInLondon Mon 20-Feb-17 19:02:02

Come join us!

ButtonBoo Mon 20-Feb-17 19:11:22

Oooo thanks once. Will pop on over!! Looks like I've got some reading to do. That is a BIG thread!

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LisaAlexander Mon 20-Feb-17 19:24:28

800 calories seems unreasonable

ButtonBoo Mon 20-Feb-17 22:28:57

It is very low Lisa. And I did a low cal diet before which was hard going. Not sure why thus would be so different but I've heard good things. And Dr is recommending it.

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BIWI Mon 22-May-17 22:18:44

LisaAlexander - have you read the book? Or read any of the science behind it? It's a proven method of preventing pre-diabetics going on to develop full blown diabetes, and has helped Type 2 diabetics to reverse their condition.

MerlinEmrys Mon 22-May-17 22:23:03

I've done it. Full 8 weeks and about 3 stone off.

Since then I went up to 1200 cals using My Fitness Pal and have lost 1.5 more.

Blood sugar at safe levels, bp down, sleeping better and able to run after 4 year old with ease.

Good luck!

Ohyesiam Mon 22-May-17 22:40:10

Today , in my 8 th week , i hit my 2 stone target! YAY! And the best but I'd that I have a waist again, not seen in 10 years. I could Marry Michael Mosley

Ohyesiam Mon 22-May-17 22:45:31

Posted too early in my excitement! I meant to day that of been a stone lighter than this, but could get nothing to look good on me as I was so apple shape d. Now I look in proportion. This diet is magic.

upwardsandonwards33 Sun 28-May-17 00:24:49

I am encouraged to do this too! My Gp also recommended it.

ihatethecold Mon 29-May-17 20:31:16

I've just ordered the books
I have 1 stone to lose so I'm not sure which way to do this diet.
My DH just needs to lose his belly but not lose actual weight if that makes sense.

shesnotme Mon 29-May-17 20:34:14

Cambridge diet 600-800 calories.... No thinking about what to eat. 👌🏻

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