How a Fat Middle-Aged Man Lost 31 Kilos and Reversed Type 2 Diabetes
When I first got my type 2 diagnosis I was told it was a ‘lifelong’ condition and I’d probably be on the pills for life. I assumed it was a progressive illness with no chance of remission – so what was the point of doing anything about it?
But after several years of just taking the pills I rebelled and became my own lab-rat. Over 5 months I dropped 31 kg (a quarter of my body weight) in an attempt to get rid of the internal fat that was compromising my natural insulin function. And it worked! No more meds. Normal blood glucose scores, normal blood pressure, normal total cholesterol levels and normal triglyceride scores.
I did it by completely ignoring the public health dietary advice that encourages us to eat plenty of starchy carbohydrates and low-fat foods. The five principles that dominated my approach to dealing with my diagnosis were to:
- cut out as many carbohydrates as possible – that means no potatoes, cereals, pasta, biscuits, cakes, bread or rice at all for the entire period of the diet
- get rid of all refined sugars
- limit daily calorie intake in the short-term through portion control
- increase average daily water consumption
- and moderately increase my levels of daily physical activity.
Conquer Type 2 Diabetes is the story of a journey to recovery. If you want to understand how to combat this disease – and change your lifestyle for good – CONQUER TYPE 2 DIABETES reveals the key steps to follow. The book includes a simple, straightforward action plan, a host of tips and tricks for managing a weight-loss regime and 40 delicious low-carb recipes for food lovers.
If I can do it, you can too.