The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose Weight Fast and Reprogramme your Body

The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose Weight Fast and Reprogramme your Body

Dr Michael Mosley, author of the bestselling 5:2 Fast Diet, reveals a game-changing approach to one of the greatest silent epidemics of our time - raised blood sugar levels.The food we eat today, high in sugar and easily digestible carbohydrates, is not only making us fat, but is putting us at risk of type 2 diabetes, strokes, dementia, cancer and a lifetime on medication....

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Title:The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose Weight Fast and Reprogramme your Body
Author:Michael Mosley
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  • Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling

    I am a big fan of Dr Michael Mosley - and this one did not disappoint.

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    It is not secret I am a big fan of Dr Michael Mosley – I love listening to him (he has a great voice) and I am intrigued by the lengths he goes to test a hypothesis – he uses his own body to conduct scientific experiments on and shares with the reader/viewer the process and the results. His advice is simple, easy to understand and based on science and medical knowledge (he s a qualified GP come film maker).

    Before I st

    I am a big fan of Dr Michael Mosley - and this one did not disappoint.

    My View:

    It is not secret I am a big fan of Dr Michael Mosley – I love listening to him (he has a great voice) and I am intrigued by the lengths he goes to test a hypothesis – he uses his own body to conduct scientific experiments on and shares with the reader/viewer the process and the results. His advice is simple, easy to understand and based on science and medical knowledge (he s a qualified GP come film maker).

    Before I started reading this book I came across a video “How to Stay Healthy, What the Latest Science Tells Us by Dr Michael Mosley at the All About Women Conference 2016. You can watch it here:

    I was inspired to read the book afterwards.

    In this book Dr Mosley looks at the epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes that has recently engulfed the world. Look around at your own family, friends and colleagues and tally up how many people you know that are at risk of or have already been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I don’t have to look very far to find a few who have already been diagnosed in my immediate family.

    The book is informative and provides sections on: The Science - the why this disease is flourishing and ways to solve it. The Diet – talks about the core principles of the Blood Sugar Diet and is followed up with a Recipes and Menu Plan. This is a compact, easy to read, motivating read that will change your life. And if you listen carefully you will hear Dr Michael Mosley narrating the video playing in your head as you read – perfect!

  • Oliver

    My last two HBA1c's were in the non diabetic range because I'd been on the ketogenic diet for the last year. I'd started to slip a little and put weight on as well as seeing much higher blood sugar when I tested.

    I bought this book to get myself back on track and to try a variation to the keto diet. The results have astounded me. I'm now fasting at 4.1 - 4.6 and my sugars rarely visit areas above 5.5. I've lost over 12lbs too.

    I've only been on the diet for two weeks!

    My wife (non diabetic) has joi

    My last two HBA1c's were in the non diabetic range because I'd been on the ketogenic diet for the last year. I'd started to slip a little and put weight on as well as seeing much higher blood sugar when I tested.

    I bought this book to get myself back on track and to try a variation to the keto diet. The results have astounded me. I'm now fasting at 4.1 - 4.6 and my sugars rarely visit areas above 5.5. I've lost over 12lbs too.

    I've only been on the diet for two weeks!

    My wife (non diabetic) has joined me and the weight has fallen off her too. Her blood sugars have also dropped, although they were never insidiously high to begin with.

    The recipes are outstandingly tasty, and because of the low carb content I rarely feel hungry.

    If you are deciding whether to use this diet or full blown keto, I would recommend this one. The keto diet did the job, but I developed gastritis because of it -- it's not for everyone, but this diet is.

  • Mary Johnson

    TAKE: 4 'mature' people, all overweight, most with a health issues, two with Type 2 diabetes and all wanting to be more healthy. ADD: 1 TBC book recommend: The Eight Week Blood Sugar Diet by Michael Mosley

    4 WEEKS LATER:

    3 only used information to improve own diet but still lost LOADS of weight;

    1 is now below the Type 2 benchmark and hopes to come off meds soon;

    1 has significantly improved mobility;

    1 followed the diet religiously, losing 10 pounds in the first week!

    All are delighted with the cha

    TAKE: 4 'mature' people, all overweight, most with a health issues, two with Type 2 diabetes and all wanting to be more healthy. ADD: 1 TBC book recommend: The Eight Week Blood Sugar Diet by Michael Mosley

    4 WEEKS LATER:

    3 only used information to improve own diet but still lost LOADS of weight;

    1 is now below the Type 2 benchmark and hopes to come off meds soon;

    1 has significantly improved mobility;

    1 followed the diet religiously, losing 10 pounds in the first week!

    All are delighted with the changes they have made and will continue to live a healthier life. 2 younger people now using the book to get healthier and many more 'mature' people going to purchase it based on the visible results of one of the four.

    A GREAT BIG "Thank you!" to Heather Hill for her recommendation. My friends and I are delighted and the word keeps spreading.....

  • Andrea Mcfarlane previously james

    I know the science is right, I'm just not sure my willpower is, but hey ho here we go!

  • Nigeyb

    I adopted the 5:2 approach to eating since reading '

    ' back in January 2014. It’s a permanent lifestyle change rather than a diet, and has worked brilliantly for me. As such, I am always interested in what

    has to sa

    I adopted the 5:2 approach to eating since reading '

    ' back in January 2014. It’s a permanent lifestyle change rather than a diet, and has worked brilliantly for me. As such, I am always interested in what

    has to say and, whilst I don't believe I am at significant risk of developing type 2 diabetes, I wanted to catch up with this, his latest work.

    If I was diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic then this approach is a complete no brainer. There are 3.9 million people living with diabetes in the UK. That's more than one in 16 people in the UK who has diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed). This figure has nearly trebled since 1996, when there were 1.4 million. Not only that there are over 7000 diabetes-related amputations done every year in the UK.

    Disappointingly, at the time of writing, the NHS Choices website makes no reference to

    's approach despite its clear scientific basis and compelling evidence.

    The current obsession with low fat food has encouraged manufacturers to add sugar to their products to make it more palatable with disastrous results. Fortunately people are waking up to the dangers of sugar but progress remains slow. I think this book should be required reading in schools. I recently had an over 50s health test at my local GP and, despite having a BMI of 21 and low blood sugar levels, I was advised that my cholesterol was too high and that I should consider taking statins. The dietary advice leaflets demonised fats and advocated plenty of carbs which is precisely what has caused the recent surge in obesity in the developed world.

    advocates a Mediterranean style, low carb, high vegetable and high protein diet for eight weeks, only eating 800 calories a day, aligned to exercise and appropriate medical support. He suggests this approach will get blood sugar levels down, and reverse type 2 diabetes - which is quite a claim. As with '

    ’ there is a wealth of scientific and anecdotal information to support his arguments. This book contains everything you need to know before embarking on this approach.

    Coincidentally I've been experimenting with a low carb diet (not no carb) and for the last month have not drunk beer, eaten pasta, bread or breakfast cereals and limited my consumption of root vegetables. I've compensated for this by taking on a lot more leafy vegetables and whole foods. I feel discernibly more energetic and have yet to identify any downside. I feel completely satisfied after meals and do not have any urge to snack. It's still early days but this seems to tally with other accounts I have come across, including the numerous examples cited in this book.

    If you’re interested in health and nutrition then this book is well worth a read, and if you're a type 2 diabetic, or getting close to it, then this book is essential reading.

  • Mandy

    This was really very good. Clear and concise information written in a way that I could easily understand. And recipes too! Definitely be using a lot of the recipes, I think. Very impressed with this author, and this book!

  • John

    4*

    I haven’t read this word for word, having skimmed here and there, particularly the endless ‘miracle’ stories/examples which, whilst helpful, became a tad repetitive after a while. Otherwise it’s an interesting and helpful read, for oiks like me, keen to keep blood sugars down. Useful, interesting recipes. 800 calories a day is a challenge though!

  • Diane Cotterill

    I read this as I am interested in reversing diabetes through dietary changes and Michael Mosley’s books on intermittent fasting (Fast Diet) has been regularly recommended to me. I saw this at the library I thought I would give it a go. This is a short book that covers in easy to read language how you can reverse your Type 2 diabetes with a short 8 week change to your diet, followed by ongoing dietary changes for life.

    I found it easy to read and follow, however it seemed like he was trying to sel

    I read this as I am interested in reversing diabetes through dietary changes and Michael Mosley’s books on intermittent fasting (Fast Diet) has been regularly recommended to me. I saw this at the library I thought I would give it a go. This is a short book that covers in easy to read language how you can reverse your Type 2 diabetes with a short 8 week change to your diet, followed by ongoing dietary changes for life.

    I found it easy to read and follow, however it seemed like he was trying to sell you on a concept at times. A sentence that I think demonstrates this is when he says ‘ So, do you want to lose weight, improve your health and get your blood sugar under control? Do you want to achieve this while eating tasty, wholesome food? Well you’re in the right place.’ Overall the writing style seems to follow the format of his documentaries, and I feel that he is speaking to you whilst reading it.

    He talked about the essentials of the diet you need to follow for 8 weeks initially, which is essentially eating 800 calories a day, of a higher fat, lower carb diet. It follows a Mediterranean diet for the most part and has menu planners and recipes to help to get you started. I particularly like the Baked Chicken and Cauliflower Rice meal suggestions as well as adding some baby veg to miso soup and there were options for lettuce cups including chicken, walnut, celery and crème fraiche and mustard.

    He essentially recommends that you start on 800 calories a day, each day but that if you find it harder to stick to that you can move to doing an 800 calorie day 2 days a week - which is more in line with his 5:2 diet, although for that diet he recommended 500 calories a day for women on low calorie days, and 600 a day for men on low calorie days.

    It was interesting to see that he recommended removing extraneous fat that is naturally present (cutting fat off cuts of meat and removing fat off the top of spaghetti bolognese etc.), although this book is over 3 years old now so his advice here may now have changed in light of recent findings in this field of science.

    He also recommended gentle exercise to start with and moving to HIIT/Interval training once you were comfortable with it, as well as beginning to practice mindfulness.

    Some of the science felt a little bit dumbed down for the lay reader, but given the audience he is targeting this maybe not a bad thing. Having a science background I would have liked a bit more detail on the science and mechanisms of diabetes.

    Overall I felt the diet had a lot of merits and the book is a quick and easy read.

  • Sarah

    To be honest there isn't really anything new in this book about eating and what sort of foods you should eat. Even though I am not diabetic I thought it would be a good diet to still follow to lose weight whilst eating the right foods. Unfortunately apart from recipes which, especially for lunch times I would have struggled to prepare at work, there wasn't a great deal that I fancied. Personally I would have preferred a list of foods that I could eat so I could make up my own meal ideas with the

    To be honest there isn't really anything new in this book about eating and what sort of foods you should eat. Even though I am not diabetic I thought it would be a good diet to still follow to lose weight whilst eating the right foods. Unfortunately apart from recipes which, especially for lunch times I would have struggled to prepare at work, there wasn't a great deal that I fancied. Personally I would have preferred a list of foods that I could eat so I could make up my own meal ideas with the foods that I like. Have heard a lot of good things about the diet but as there is no detailed food list it makes it pretty impossible for me to follow.

  • Jennifer

    The diet may be sound and the science behind it valid, but this book shit me. Mosley comdemns GPs with the same sweeping generalisations that he says they use. Same with dietitians. I call bullshit on his claim that the medical profession haven’t told people to lose weight rather than happily giving out diabetic medication and on his claim that they all call for eating more carbs. However, I do like his push for healthier eating (which aligns with my GP’s and my exercise physiologist’s advice fo

    The diet may be sound and the science behind it valid, but this book shit me. Mosley comdemns GPs with the same sweeping generalisations that he says they use. Same with dietitians. I call bullshit on his claim that the medical profession haven’t told people to lose weight rather than happily giving out diabetic medication and on his claim that they all call for eating more carbs. However, I do like his push for healthier eating (which aligns with my GP’s and my exercise physiologist’s advice for many years). More fish, more leafy greens, more water, cut flavoured and soft drinks, reduce alcohol, less processed foods and cut snacks. A good reminder for us all.

    His plan of eating, moving and mental health is much like The Geeat Aussie by Dr John Ticknell which is gove five stars.

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