Metabolic Health Blog

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Low carb guide to alcohol

Going low carb doesn’t mean you have to completely abstain from alcohol, but you do need to be aware of what and how much you’re drinking. It’s important to remember that some types of ...

Christmas hot drinks

Each Christmas many high street coffee shops introduce new festive hot drinks to their menu. Below we have provided the carb and sugar content in some of these popular Christmas drinks, based on ...

A day in the life of living low carb

The Low Carb Program includes meal plans which can be tailored to your individual needs. They are easy to follow, easy to cook and suitable for any budget. Try our sample meal plan below for a ...

Create your own shopping list

Creating your own low carb shopping list might seem a bit daunting at first. We recommend categorising your list into sections before you start, then filling in the blank spaces. Below we have ...

Clare Bethell lost 4kg (8 lbs) in only 3 weeks

Clare Bethell was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes eight years ago. For the first year, she tried to manage her diabetes just through diet but struggled to gain control of her blood sugar levels, ...

Low carb swaps

Foods such as rice and pasta are high in carbs so can cause your blood sugar levels to rise. This doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on your favourite meals however. These foods can be ...

Tina Thorpe lost 20kg (3st 2 lbs) going low carb

After repeated visits to the GP for tiredness and high blood pressure, Tina Thorpe knew that her high sugar diet was putting her at risk of type 2 diabetes. “I was so scared of having diabetes ...

John Collyer reversed his type 2 diabetes

Having originally lost weight through Jason Fung’s Intensive Dietary Management Program, John Collyer joined the Low Carb Program to see how it compared to his experience. “I was repeatedly told ...

Going low carb helped Dawne with her IBS

After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Dawne wasn’t sure what to do next. The NHS advice, consisting of eating a high carb diet, taking medications and trying to lose weight just wasn’t good ...

Low carb family cookbook

Involving your kids in the cooking process is a great way to get them to try real food and learn about nutrition. Have a try of these family friendly recipes for a typical day in the life of ...

David Cooper no longer has to take insulin

David Cooper had a family history of diabetes, so knew he was at risk, having witnessed his dad pass away from complications 18 years ago. It wasn’t until he was rushed to hospital with suspected ...

#MeatFree – Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash (v) Bangers are the perfect accompaniment to any cold night, and these vegan versions will warm you up. We’re paired them with a low carb mash and vegan gravy for a warming meal, ...

Sugar and ageing

We all know that as we get older, our bodies undergo certain changes, such as getting more wrinkly skin, going grey or losing our hair, and getting more forgetful. But there’s more to ageing than ...

Can I low carb and be vegan?

A typical low carb lifestyle often involves meat, fish or dairy. Although, vegans avoid foods derived from animals such as dairy and eggs, it is still possible as a vegan (someone who only eats ...

‘The Truth about Carbs’ on BBC 1

Dr Xand van Tulleken investigates different types of carbohydrate and how they may be impacting our health in this hour-long documentary, which aired on BBC 1 on the 6th of June 2018. You can ...

Low carb desserts

Who says that delicious sweet treats are off the menu, not us! Curb those cravings with one of our low carb desserts. Nutty Rhubarb Crumble & Clotted Cream Our Nutty Rhubarb Crumble & ...

Your low carb lunch swaps

When first transitioning to a low carb lifestyle, lunchtime can seem like a sorrow affair. Getting rid of bread, wraps, and buns may sound like some obscure form of torture, but it doesn’t have ...