A delicious and effective way to transform diabetes: NHS doctor and top chef reveal low-carbohydrate diet


Here's the number that will shock you: approximately every three minutes someone in the United Kingdom will be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. T

In the meantime, more people than ever been subjected to amputations due to diabetes complications – which is quite separate from the additional risk of heart disease, blindness, colon cancer or breast cancer, stroke and premature death.

In the United Kingdom, 7 million people with "pre-diabetes" have been estimated – a condition that is not sufficiently diagnosed, which makes it 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

As with doctors across the country, I witnessed this epidemic in my own practice of Southport with an alarm. Immediately after entering the surgery in 1986, only 57 patients with type 2 diabetes – and none was under the age of 50.

62-year-old Jill Newsham was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes seven years ago and was able to reverse it with a low-carbohydrate diet. It now weighs just over eleven

When she went to pre-operational evaluation in 2012, she was 5ft 2in and weighed 15th place

62-year-old Jill Newsham was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes seven years ago and was able to reverse it with a low-carbohydrate diet.

62-year-old Jill Newsham is a university lecturer and lives in Southport with her husband Mike, 64 years old. In 2012, Jill diagnosed Type 2 diabetes. He says:

Diabetes is scaring me. I had to do the surgery, but when I went for a pre-op assessment, the doctors were shocked at how high my blood sugar was. I knew that I was carrying too much weight – I was 5ft 2in and 15th – but I never thought about Type 2 diabetes.

They had to cancel the surgery. They brought me back to my doctor, dr. David Unwin, who prescribed a relatively high dose of metformin. That was before it started.

I lost a little weight in order to reduce the amount of obvious sugar, such as biscuits, but only when I began to gain control of amylaceous substances, things really changed for me. It seemed to me that, should I have excreted sugar, starch carbohydrates should also be reduced as they are decomposed into sugar?

For about a year, I was following a low-carb diet when the diabetes nurse mentioned that Dr.

Now I have more than 11 years and I no longer use metformin. I ran into my old colleagues and they did not recognize me. Even this way of eating raises my mood – I feel more optimistic.

Thirty years later, we switched from 57 patients to type 2 to 470. Twenty-one of them are under 50 years of age (with an average body weight of 17½ centimeters) and the youngest for 24 years.

And in her roots lies obesity. We found a way to this epidemic. But I believe we can get out of this. I know this because many patients in my practice have done this. For them, the secret was low in carbohydrates.

By switching to this approach, 40% of my patients actually changed type 2 diabetes, so they do not need more medication – they also have improved blood pressure, cholesterol, and liver function.

Thanks to this work, I received the name of the Innovator of the NHS year in 2016 and my approach is now being taught to general practitioners across the country through the Royal College of General Practitioners – I even met Health Minister Matt Hancock to discuss low carbohydrates for type 2 diabetes .

Although this is not a plan to reduce weight, a lifestyle change, almost all of my patients on a low-carbohydrate diet have lost weight – on average about half and a half (9 kg) more than 20 months – and are keep it.

I too share my approach with you – and can change your life.

If you have been diagnosed with type 2 or have been warned that you are on the verge and want to try this approach, starting today in the Mail's Weekend Magazine, we will show you delicious breakfasts with low carbohydrates, lunch and dinner.

58-year-old Chris Hannaway was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes diagnosis in the 1940s and since then, he has been using a low carbohydrate program, dr.

He moved from more than 19 to just over thirteen

The 58-year-old Chris Hannaway was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the 1940s. Since then, David Unwinov used a low-carbohydrate program for weight loss and blood sugar control. He moved from more than 19 to just over thirteen

Chris Hannaway, 58, is a retired civil servant and lives in Southport, Merseyside, with his wife. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2001, says:

Before I started with a low carbohydrate approach, I was on metformin for diabetes, as well as daily aspirin, a blood pressure medicine and a statin. I felt terrible all the time. I was wrong at the end of the 19th century (5m 10in).

Now, six years after the start of low-carbohydrate diet, I have just over 13 years.

I was in my mid-40s when I was diagnosed with type 2. In 2013, I went for a long overview of medicines, I saw Dr. David Unwina and hit me with low-carbohydrate foods.

This was a huge change: I could easily get through half a loaf of bread a day, and I was also a big beer drink, which, as Dr. dr. Unwin, in fact, is just a "liquid toast".

Now I can eat olive oil, cream and cheese. I have things like omelettes with spinach, or steak and salad.

Dr. Unwin turned my life around.

Today, I will also share seven key principles that are the basis of the diet.

Next week you will be given exclusive and delicious recipes in Mail Exclusive Extracts that can help turn diabetes – from low-carbohydrate foods to edible cakes.

Together with top chef Giancarlo Caldesi and his wife Katie, food writers, let me show you how you can change your health with low-carbohydrate recipes for the wonderful food we all love.

One of the pleasures to run out of carbohydrates – along with better health – is that fats from natural sources are an essential part of the diet. This means that olive oil, avocado, cream, whole Greek Greek yoghurt and butter (including geese or duck fats) can become part of the menu.

Together, these six free pullouts shape a potential life changing plan to take control of their health.

In the first 25 years of my GP, I have never seen diabetes fired. But I am happy to say that this is something that I see in most weeks in my clinical practice – hundreds of my patients have now gone a bit of carbohydrate and not only to be healthier, but prescribing fewer diabetes than other practices in our area. , with the NHS saving some 40,000 GBP per year.

The personal story of type 2 diabetes called Giancarla is particularly inspiring. His love for good food over the years left not only overweight, but also arthritis, blurred vision and power failure. Eventually he was diagnosed with type 2.

Debra Scott, 56, received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes in 2017 and tried a low-carbohydrate diet to avoid taking any medication.

She lost four stones and the blood sugar level returned to the normal range

Debra Scott (56) received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes in 2017 and tried a low-carb diet to avoid taking any medication. She lost four stones and the blood sugar level returned to the normal range

Debra Scott, 56, is the mother of two children living in Blackpool with husband Eric, 56 years old. Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2017, says:

I did not even know what carbohydrates were before I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and I learned that I could help with a low-carbohydrate diet. I went home and I shook my eyes. I knew how serious she was because my mother had type 2 diabetes before she died 12 years ago. She lost sight and she had wounds on her feet that would not heal. I did not want that to happen to me.

I was so happy to get a solution when I found Dr. Unwina and the group to support diabetes.co.uk.

I was 14lb and a dress size of 18/20, but I thought my diet was healthy. Breakfast was a cereal, a brown toast with butter and apple juice. I'd have a sandwich for lunch, maybe tea and a biscuit afternoon and dinner would be like curry and rice, maybe with wine or two.

Using the diet of dr. Unwina I lost a stone in a month and when I returned to the nurse in February, I went two stones. Now I'm 10 lb and I no longer want to lose. But I stick to the diet – it's very easy to eat. I feel fantastic.

Despite the advice of a NHS dietitian to enjoy smaller portions and reduce the amount of sugar, it became more difficult and reached the highest value at 17½ cent. Then his feet began to wrinkle – a sign of damage to the nerves, which could lead to amputation.

At that time, he and Katie ran into low levels of carbohydrates. And they did not look back – Giancarlo lost 3rd place, he feels healthier and his diabetes is in complete remission.

Katie – who did not have type 2 but did go low in carbohydrates – dropped two sizes of clothes (up to 12) and says she has more energy, no more afternoon falls.

And they did so by eating the delicious recipes prepared by Katie and Giancarlo themselves, which were published in the post office today and next week.

So what about carbohydrates, which is the problem? In fact, people who develop type 2, have problems with sugar or glucose. Our bodies respond to sweet flour in such a way that they produce an insulin hormone that extracts extra sugar into muscle cells for energy. The surplus of sugar is also pushed into the abdominal fat and liver. The result is an increase in body weight and a decrease in the insulin effect produced by the body.

Consequently, the blood accumulates in the blood, resulting in circulation in the blood more than normal, which eventually damages the small blood vessels in the vital organs.

The combination (sugar metabolic and obesity problems) is often caused by Type 2 diabetes.

From this, it seems obvious to reduce sugar from the diet. However, many people are unaware that sugar is obscured in a number of foods, such as those with a lot of naturally occurring sugar, ie fruit juice, raisins and honey – and in starch carbohydrates, including bread, rice and potatoes.

I often encounter patients who were surprised by their diabetes and they said that they had already cut their sugar, why they still have diabetes?

Most people are thinking only about obvious sources such as sweetened beverages or chocolate, but the important fact is that the starch carbohydrates degrade with metabolism in surprising amounts of glucose. For example, 30 g of whole-grain bread slice affects blood sugar to the same extent as three teaspoons of sugar.

Of course, there are other benefits, such as vitamins B and fibers, but if you have type 2, the effect of sugar is very important. This explains why the latest NICE guidelines for type 2 diabetes suggest that you should eat high-fiber foods and low GI (glycemic index) – almost all bread and cereals have a high GI compared to green vegetables, most nuts and eggs.

Peter Palmer, 66, received a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in 2015. He managed to get his blood sugar level to normal without any medication by adopting a low-carbohydrate diet.

Within a few years he moved from the band 36 to 42 and was 17

66-year-old Peter Palmer was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2015. He managed to return blood sugar to a normal non-medicated diet by adopting a low-carbohydrate diet. Within a few years he moved from the band 36 to 42 and was 17

66-year-old Peter Palmer is a retired sales manager and lives in Lincolnshire with his wife Vera. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2015, says:

I thought that I was doing all the "real" things, eating muesli for breakfast and full-grain sandwiches for lunch. I climbed into sugar, picked low-fat food, and regularly went to the gym.

But nevertheless, I continued to tolerate body weight and my blood sugar concentration was rising. In a few years I was from the band 36in to 42in and was 17.

At this point, my doctor wanted me to start with metformin, which reduces the amount of sugar that the liver puts into the blood, but I thought that there should be a better way than drugs.

I found diabetes.co.uk, who had data on a low-carbohydrate diet developed by Dr Dr David Unwin. In ten days I noticed that I was losing weight, and I felt stronger.

Now I eat the right food: meat, cheese, dairy products, lots of vegetables.

I'm 13 lb and back in trousers with three straps.

I would personally advise you that the first step, as far as possible, is to remove the sugar from the table.

This may not always be enough. Many people with type 2 also find help in "staining white parts of a green meal". So instead of rice, pour curry over green vegetables.

In many cases, these simple first steps can create a huge difference – not only in type 2 diabetes but also in blood pressure and mood – and can mean that patients no longer need lifelong type 2 drugs (it is obviously very important to check with your doctor, if you are already on a diabetic medicine before cutting carbohydrates).

Therefore, I do not accept that the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes is unavoidable or hopeless.

But I did not always think that way: in the first 25 years I did not think that much could be done about this depressive trend. It seems to be basically to add more drugs or increase doses.

Then, one day, about seven years ago, things changed when I met a patient who lost so much weight that I did not recognize her – and blood tests showed that she had changed type 2 diabetes. And this was despite her repulsion of diabetes medicines!

I was fascinated because I did not see a single case of remission in my medical career. How did she achieve this?

She told me that she is one of the 40,000 members of the low carbon forum on diabetes.co.uk. That's how my discovery began.

January 2013, my wife, dr. Jen Unwin, a psychologist at NHS, and I started a low Carb group in my GP practice, and with our nurse, Heather, we tried low-carbohydrate diet.

Together with 18 volunteer patients, we met a week to get acquainted with the low carbon footprint.

I started by encouraging patients to really improve their health – if they were prepared to seriously reduce glucose from their diets.

Many of them were particularly interested in the prevention of lifelong medicines for diabetes. In addition to average an average of 1/2 on average over 20 months, improvements in type 2 diabetes have been observed. Most also had better control of blood pressure and lower cholesterol.

My wife Jen and I also benefited from a low carbohydrate content – besides losing my middle age, I have much more energy and now I need 90 minutes less sleep at night. And my previous high blood pressure is a thing of the past.

The yen is now also thinner and has overcome its dependence on carbohydrates, which has led to overweight since the age of 16.

Since 2013, this approach has been introduced in 257 patients with similar results. However, it would not be fair to say that all this is my idea: low-carbohydrate diet has a global trace, and not just among those with diabetes.

Dr. David Unwin has partnered with top chef Giancarlo Caldesi to create a low-carb diet plan for those who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes

Dr. David Unwin has partnered with top chef Giancarlo Caldesi to create a low-carb diet plan for those who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes

Of course, it is important to emphasize that no single diet will suit everyone, and there are other ways to deal with type 2 diabetes – for example, a 800 calorie per day approach developed by brilliant professor Roy Taylor in Newcastle. The University and the types of gastric surgery that are used to help those who have morbid obesity have given good results.

Due to the balance, I have to emphasize that there are experts who have long-term care for low-carbohydrate foods (although I have not encountered major problems in six years).

Austrian consultant, specialist dr. Wolfgang Lutz was on the diet for 40 years, until his death at the age of 96, and he used the approach to help his patients for decades.

For some people, a low carbohydrate content may mean a higher fat content. And in the early days of low flame levels, I was concerned about effects on cholesterol and cardiovascular risks.

But, when measuring in my patients, I was surprised that average cholesterol actually fell. This, together with the improved blood pressure and weight loss that my patients had, could in fact mean better heart health.

The debate on saturated fats remains controversial, but a recent major overview (involving eight studies and 1,600 participants) concluded: 'Large randomized controlled trials that last for at least six months with carbohydrate restriction appear to be better in improving lipid markers. [cholesterol and other blood fats] compared to a low-fat diet. "Other types of factors, such as stress and lack of physical exercise, also play a role in type 2 diabetes. I believe that the most important cause is diet.

I see this as a message of hope because we all have a certain control over the choice of diet – and I believe that the low carbohydrate approach represents many of us with a great opportunity to turn the clock on obesity and diabetes.

And in this series – today and next week – we'll show you how to do it.

Seven rules of a low-carbon plan

The following rules apply to someone who needs to stick to a very low carbohydrate restriction – to find out if you are, take our CarbScale quiz, which you find in the Weekend magazine. If you're lean, it's healthy, rules are in place, but you can afford a little more room for maneuver, such as adding additional fruits or some starchy vegetables.

1. Reduce or remove sugar and starch foods. Among them are: cereals for breakfast, bread, pasta, white potatoes, rice, couscous, crackers, oats, oatmeal, rice cakes, cakes, biscuits, candy, milk chocolate, fruit juice, carbonated drinks and sardines.

2. Load vegetables at each meal. Use non-starch and salad vegetables – such as broccoli, courgettes, green beans, eggplants and cabbage – to make you feel full without raising blood sugar levels. Adjust the consumption of root vegetables depending on where you are at the CarbScale quiz.

3. Eat good fats. Include oily fish, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado and animal fats – they are good to add flavor and also to help with a sense of perfection. Add only nuts and cheese in moderate amounts – although they are nutritious and tasty, they are also very caloric.

4. Decide on fruit that is naturally low. This includes strawberries, apples and pears. Choose them over tropical fruits with high sugar content, such as bananas, mangoes and pineapples.

5. Eat some protein in each meal. This is essential for all the mechanisms of your body and helps you to feel longer.

6 Stop the snack. Post-meal and overnight relationships really help improve insulin resistance. Aim for three good meals a day – and then stop.

7 Drink two liters of water each day. To find out how low carbohydrates are, be sure to take the CarbScale Quiz, which is now printed in the Weekend magazine, along with a number of delicious recipes with low carbohydrate levels that will appeal to you.


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