Dr David Unwin in the UK has successfully helped a large proportion of his patients reverse Type 2 Diabetes and lose fat by following a low-carb lifestyle. Many GPs in the UK are also recommending this lifestyle approach to deal with weight loss and diabetes.
To make it easier to identify which starchy carbs to limit or avoid, Dr Unwin produced a chart with sugar equivalents for these foods. This link will take you to a variety of downloadable charts, which are available in other languages as well. https://phcuk.org/sugar/
This article reported on Dr Unwin’s success and contains testimonies of several people who have followed the low carb lifestyle. http://dailym.ai/3gASBEq
What we often think is healthy is not. Take skimmed milk for instance, it has a higher sugar content compared to full fat milk. A breakfast of a 200 ml serving of apple juice has 8 teaspoons of sugar. A serving of 30g of Special K cereal has 4 teaspoons of sugar. That is why when you have cereals and juice for breakfast, you will find that you’re usually hungry before lunch and have to reach for a snack to tide you over until lunchtime, like for example, a 120g banana, which has the equivalent of nearly 6 teaspoons of sugar.
How can we change the metabolic process and improve our health?
Essentially, we eat less often, which means we extend the time between each meal, and using something good in your body (fat) instead of putting something bad (sugar) into the body.
If you can work towards a fasting window of 17-18 hours, ie an eating window of between 6-7 hours, after 2-3 weeks you will find that your body will start to find the fat stores and use fat for fuel instead of sugar, and this is how fat loss starts and other metabolic issues begin to reverse.
Eat Real Food to get and Stay Healthy.