Metabolic Health Blog

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13 easy ways to add fibre to your diet

Fibre is found in many plant-based foods and is not broken down completely by the body. It is important for a healthy digestive system and has been linked to reduced cholesterol, improved ...

Carol lost 31.8kg (5st)

When Carol was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes she was told that she could continue to eat high carb foods such as jacket potatoes. Knowing that these types of foods caused her blood sugars to ...

Valerie lowered her HbA1c to 36 mmol/mol (5.4%)

When Valerie Humphreys was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was told that she needed to eat carbs with every meal to keep her blood sugar levels stable. She was also put on metformin. “My GP ...

Karen lost 44.5kg (7st) following low carb

When Karen was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes she thought that there was nothing she could do about it. Searching online, she found the Diabetes Digital Media forum and saw that low carb worked ...

John Harris lost 12.7kg (2st)

John Harris heard about the benefits of a low carb lifestyle through his doctor and started to conduct his own research. “I read lots of testimonials from people following low carb. I was ...

Rob Bentley lost 12kg (1st 12 lbs)

Rob Bentley hadn’t realised how much weight he’d gained until his doctor started advising him to lose weight. “My BMI was above what it should be, I’d probably been overweight for about 10 years ...

For Ann, the Low Carb Program was a wake up call

When the results from Ann Holloway’s annual review revealed that she had prediabetes, her nurse recommended that she looked at the Diabetes.co.uk website. It was from there that she found the Low ...

A taster of a low carb Indian meal plan

Try out a day of living low carb with a taster of our new Indian meal plan. These recipes are easy to cook, easy to follow and suitable for the whole family. Save the leftovers and enjoy ...

Setting goals for the New Year

As the new year begins, many people start to think about what resolutions they would like to make and what they would like to achieve over the next year. Goal setting is a great way to help you ...

3 tips to hack your hangover

A throbbing headache, dizziness and dehydration, if you drink alcohol you may be familiar with the dreaded symptoms of a hangover. With the Christmas party season in full swing, knowing how to ...

Low Carb Turkey Curry

Stuck for ideas on what you can make out of leftover turkey from Christmas dinner? Why not try making this quick and easy spicy low carb turkey curry for a delicious boxing day dinner? Low Carb ...

Create your own festive party platter

Stuck for ideas on what nibbles to serve at the Christmas party? Why not wow your guests with this festive low carb platter?  Foods to include: Garlic and rosemary baked camembert Chorizo Salami ...

Zein lost 19kg (3st) in just 6 months

After Zein’s type 1 diagnosis in 1992 she struggled to maintain good blood glucose control, she gradually put on weight and was starting to develop complications. The turning point came when she ...

Low Carb Christmas Pudding (v)

What’s Christmas dinner without Christmas pudding? Whilst the traditional Christmas pudding is typically high in carbs, this low carb version has only 8g of carbs per serving. Plus, ...

Your christmas party survival guide

Christmas parties can be a test of personal strength, it is after all the time to eat, drink and be merry. The thought of temptation and food pushers might make you think twice about attending, ...

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 ...