On the 16th July 2016, I started the 8 week Blood Sugar diet that is just 800 calories per day. I completed week 6 on Saturday 27th August 2016. At week 6, I achieved two major milestones.
The lows. After I stayed the same weight wise at week 5, I was determined to focus and keep my food and water intake exactly as described in the Blood Sugar Book Diet Book. It was a tough week as I did feel some hunger pangs on an off throughout the day. These do subside within 10-15 mins though.
The highs. See the results below. Let me give you one figure. At 6 weeks I have now lost 2st 3lbs. This week I broke through the 2 stone weight loss barrier. This also means I have lost just over 10% of my starting weight as well.
Just to re-iterate there is no secret to this diet. 800 calories may seem low, but remember it is only for a short time. You must think positive and be in the right frame of mind. Phrase the journey in your head as it is only “8 weeks of my life” and “this is such a small amount of time in reality and in 8 weeks I could fix so much because of the diet.” Make sure you have plenty of support. And really important, plan like hell your meals for the next week(s) along with all the ingredients you need and make sure each day has the correct balance of nutrition needed.
I have now stopped having my healthy home made shake for breakfast, as of Saturday 27th August. I am now having a steamed egg (same as poached) on low carb toast. See below.
I still have soup for lunch, and they always taste great due to my fantastic Andrew James soup maker.
I am also taking selfies along the way which I will reveal the final before and after at 8 weeks. If you want to recap all the items I’m using , read my first post – Click HERE. I also have a dedicated page where all my diet posts are being kept. This can be found using the Menu or Click HERE. . It is worth checking out each week’s posts as I also show a selection of the meals I ate.
Feedback. Thanks again for all the positive feedback received. All your support is really helping me keep to the plan. The Blood Sugar Diet is genius. I cannot believe how many Type 2 diabetic people I have met who have reversed their condition because of this diet.
As mentioned before I am using a notebook to plan my week’s food out in advance. I am using many of the of the suggested menus in the Blood Sugar Diet book. Amazon Link to Blood Sugar Diet book – Click HERE.
Below are a selection of my meals from this week. A lot of these are all from the Blood Sugar Diet book. Don’t forget to check out Result Weeks 1 – 5 which have more food photos 🙂
So how did week 6 go in terms of weight, blood sugar levels and more ? Below are the measurements from Saturday 27th August 2016, exactly six weeks after being on the 8 week Blood Sugar Diet.
Here we go –
– Weight – lost 6 lbs this week – Overall weight loss – 2 stone 3lbs. In just 6 weeks I have lost over 2 stone. . Start weight was 21st 10lbs, current weight 19st 7lbs.
– Waist – Overall in 6 weeks I have lost 4 inches. I now need to buy a new belt for my trousers.
– Neck – 2.5 inches overall since start of plan
– Blood Sugar levels – Continued to read at normal levels. That’s 4 weeks in a row now.
– Blood Pressure – My blood pressure is normal for the first time this week. My pulse is normal
– Body Water Percentage – now increased by 1.5% since the start of the diet.
As a consequence, my BMI and body fat has also dropped again.
Finally I would like to say thank you again to everybody who wished me good luck. It really helped keep my motivation up!
So all that remains is to complete the next 2 weeks.
Useful Links (Amazon)
The 8 Week Blood Sugar Book – by Dr M Mosley
The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book
The Essential Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book
Fast Exercise – Dr M Mosley
Andrew James Soup Maker – 7 in 1 – soups, smoothies, ice crusher and more
Andrew James Egg Boiler (I use this for my eggs, see photo at top)
A wide choice of digital weighing scales
PS – Just to re-iterate I went to my doctor to discuss going on this plan as recommended by the book. My doctor was very supportive and offered a number of ways of helping me at different intervals. In fact, I was surprised just how helpful and supportive my doctor was when I mentioned I wanted to start the 8 week blood sugar diet. When I finish the 8 weeks plan, I will move to the 5:2 diet, which is no calories tracking for 5 days but still on the Mediterranean style food plan, and 2 days at 800 calories.