Welcome to my journey on the 5:2 Blood Sugar Diet, week 3. Prior to starting the 5:2 BSD Diet, I completed the 8 week Blood Sugar Diet on the 10th September 2016, which allows 800 calories a day for 8 weeks. The diet is genius as it has the capability to reverse type 2 diabetes and or lower blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure and lose a lot of weight in 8 weeks.
To recap my 8 week journey on the 8 week Blood Sugar Diet, Click HERE.
So what is the 5:2 Blood Sugar Diet? Well, it is the same Mediterranean style diet as the 8 week Blood Sugar Diet, but no calorie counting for 5 days, and 2 days at 800 calories.
I am still enjoying the same delicious breakfast, egg on hi-lo bread. The bread is from Sainsburys and is high in protein and only 5g of carbs per slice. I am using real butter on the toast. To create the perfect egg on toast, I am using my beloved Andrew James Egg Boiler. Link at the end of the post. I love starting the day this way!
To recap, on the 8 week blood sugar diet results, I lost 2st 4lbs, dropped my blood sugar levels to normal, reduced by blood pressure to normal, lost 3 inches off my neck and 4.5 inches off my waist.
So my journey has moved to the 5:2 Blood Sugar Diet plan. This is the results from week 3. My plan is now to try and lose 7 stone, bringing my total weight loss when I reach my goal at 9 stone weight loss, or 45% off my start weight. Wish my luck!
So how did week 3 go? Well my blood sugar and pressure levels are still normal. Sadly, I gained 1 lb in weight, (I weigh now 19st 6.5lbs), although my neck and waist stayed the same this week. So now I have lost 3.5 inches off my neck and 5 inches off my waist. My diet slipped a little on a few days this week due to work taking me out of my normal routine.
If you have any questions or tips, do leave a comment.
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