This is the sort of uplifting story I hear every week:
“When you first saw me in the summer I could barely do more than a short walk. I have made progress and am feeling extremely well on the Low Carb diet.
When I was first told I had raised HbA1c, I just couldn’t understand it, as I was not particularly overweight. I was, in fact, following what I believed to be a healthy diet, with a good mix of carbohydrates and the essential food groups.
The past few months have been a massive learning process for me, and with a little bit of trial and error, I have now reached what I think is a sustainable lifestyle which is both healthier and makes me feel fantastic.
The first thing that I was glad to be rid of after starting a low carb diet were the hunger pangs and headaches I used to suffer mid-morning despite having what I thought was a hearty breakfast of porridge with bananas. I was often ‘hangry’ and having to refuel on what were invariably more carbs throughout the day.
I’m pleased to say that such feelings are now a thing of the past and I rarely feel hungry. My HbA1c is now well within the ‘normal’ range (37), and I have lost a stone and a half.
It is now March 2019 and I have developed things a bit more. Starting from being told I was pre-diabetic I have started and stuck to the Low Carb diet I learnt about at your meetings, and combined it with Walking Rugby and Touch Rugby
Since Christmas I have also joined two athletics clubs, and in the past month have competed in races at 60 m and 200m at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield for people over 35. I with my new-found energy, I intend to compete in more races over the summer. I’m training with young people younger than my own children and doing the exact same drills, which I would have thought well-nigh impossible six months ago.
In turn, I think the low carb diet has either directly or indirectly improved my sleep, increased my energy levels, boosted moods and generally helped me to feel better all-round.
I also have found it amazing to hear the accounts from those attending your meetings who have previously been prescribed lots of medication who have come off most or all of it within literally weeks despite having been on that same medication for years and being told by health professionals that they will need to remain on them for the rest of their lives. These people are not in any way health zealots, but rather ordinary people who are delighted with the benefits of the low carb diets they are now following. I find their stories an absolute inspiration”.