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 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2-3 years ago. I was less mobile and had put on weight, I didn’t like the idea of being diabetic, so I tried different things, but they didn’t work”

John started the program by taking the 40 Day Challenge with his wife and they have continued to support each other on the journey.

“I’ve lost 12.7kg (2st), my blood sugars are normal, my cholesterol has reduced, and I’ve halved my statins. I’ve also come off metformin – I gave it back to the pharmacy!”

John previously had an operation for an ankle replacement and was due to have further operations. Since losing the weight, he’s hoping that they’ll no longer be needed.

“Stick with it, the first couple of weeks might seem hard but persevere and find recipes that you enjoy.

The diet empowers you, my diabetic nurse told me that diabetes was chronic and progressive and that I’d eventually end up on insulin; it didn’t give me much hope.”

John is one of our Low Carb Champions, you can join him on the Low Carb Program.