What’s so good about the Blood Sugar Diet? Is it hard? Will it work?
I’ve made it work for me – here are my top five tips on how you can make it work for you. Plus I share my favourite breakfast recipe.
6 weeks’ ago I started the Blood Sugar Diet.
Today I want to share my top five tips for why I’ve been successful so far.
Here’s the blog post I wrote at that time called: I’ve had enough! It’s time to get serious about the Blood Sugar Diet.
In that post I shared the fears I felt as I prepared to start the program.
Looking back, I can see I had lots of fears to overcome before starting the journey. Those fears were very real and that’s why I feel that what I’ve achieved is pretty special to me and something I can be proud of.
Over the past 6 weeks I’ve been able to stick to a daily calorie count of around 800. I’ve had only a few small glasses of red wine whereas before I would have 2 to 3 glasses of wine each evening. I’ve even cut back on attractive social invitations so that I can stick to the plan.
As of this morning I have lost 7 kg’s of weight in 6 weeks! That means I have only another 3 kg’s to go to achieve my goal weight.
Here are the top 5 reasons I’ve been able to stick to the plan
It’s been difficult! And some days it’s been very difficult but I’ve been driven by the motivation to stay healthier for my wee granddaughter. I want to have adventures with her when she’s older and I won’t be able to do that if I’m not healthy. This motivation has been central to keeping me on track.
The Blood Sugar Diet is a short, sharp and effective solution to reduce health issues including blood sugar problems. It’s based on scientific trials and I signed up for a clear, well-structured online plan over 12 weeks. It comes with menu plans and recipes.
Because I joined an online program I’ve received inspiration from other people’s successes. There have also been stories of setbacks and failures which we can all relate to. And, we have the added benefit of health professionals on hand, who are there to answer our questions. The community is very supportive.
Keeping It Off
Because the Blood Sugar Diet is founded on the principles of the Mediterranean Diet, I feel confident about being able to maintain the weight loss. The author of the 8-week Blood Sugar Diet, Dr Michael Mosley, has a good reputation for providing advice we can trust. That’s why I’ll be taking his recommendation to stay with the ‘Fast 2:5 Diet’ or the ‘Mediterranean’ way of eating as a long term solution.
My Menu Tricks
Lastly I’ve discovered some new recipes and some new good habits.
My new favourite evening cocktail is soda water, ice cubes and freeze-dried frozen passion fruit powder. This is so satisfying and delicious, especially when served in a large red wine glass.
Breakfast – I was always good at making omelettes however, I’ve taken this to a new level with the addition of some extra vege.
Here’s my recipe:
1 egg and 2 egg whites
1 teaspoon olive oil or ghee
2 tablespoons diced red onion
2 large mushrooms
1/2 cup of broccolini or broccoli
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Sauté the red onion and diced mushrooms in the oil or ghee.
Then add the turmeric.
Whisk the eggs.
Microwave the broccoli for one minute.
Pour the eggs and broccoli onto the sautéed onions and mushrooms and let cook.
And if the pan sticks, don’t worry. It just becomes scrambled egg, and not an omelette. Either way it makes no difference – it tastes great.
I always leave room for a wee sweet treat at the end of the day
I serve it in a tea cup. It consists of 50g of coconut yoghurt, 6 crushed toasted hazelnuts and a tiny handful of freeze-dried raspberries. The lovely intensity of the flavour of the raspberries combined with the hazelnuts and coconut yoghurt always makes me feel good, like I’ve not been missing out on anything.
Importantly, the pleasure I get from cooking meals has continued as I take the time and care to prepare the low carb Blood Sugar Diet recipes.
And the Biggest Gift of All?
It’s the new energy I am experiencing! I’ve been low on energy for a while now and it’s been very frustrating. Now, I can’t believe how much energy I’ve got!
All this energy is being put to good use at swimming lessons. I’ve made good on a decision I’ve been putting off for some years to learn how to swim properly! It’s also a good way to spend an hour in the evening and I find that by the time I get home my hunger has almost disappeared. That’s another bonus I didn’t anticipate!
If you have any questions or experiences you’d like to share about the Blood Sugar Diet please leave them in the comments. I promise to reply.