The Blood Sugar Diet is based on more than ten years of research carried out by, amongst others, scientists at Newcastle University in the UK. It is based on Professor Taylor’s research; one of the first diets that in clinical trials has been shown to improve, and even reverse, most cases of Type 2 Diabetes or prediabetes. It is about getting rid of tummy fat and keeping it off.
Based on eating a low carbohydrate Mediterranean style diet, the BSD contains few refined, starchy carbohydrates (because these convert rapidly to sugar in your blood), lots of green and coloured vegetables, moderate amount of protein and an increased proportion of healthy fats such as olive oil and even some dairy products such as full fat unsweetened yoghurt to keep you feeling full for longer.
We are all different and need to find the approach that works for us. Three stages of the diet have been created to allow some flexibility. Many people will want to start with the intensive and rapid weight loss approach, the BSD Fast 800, until they reach their target weight and blood sugar, for up to twelve weeks. They then move to the BSD 5:2 or BSD Way of life for maintenance.
The BSD Fast 800: Fast and effective
800 Calories a day, low carb Med style eating. For rapid weight loss & reduction in blood sugars.
The 5:2 BSD: Intermittent fasting for greater flexibility
5 days low carb Med-style eating, 2 days 800 calories fasting.
The BSD Way of Life
Low carb Med-style eating which may include intermittent fasting.
The online program is based on the BSD Fast 800 as it is during this stage that people often need the most support. It is also likely to give the fastest benefit in terms of losing fat and improving your blood sugar. The online program does however educate members on the BSD Way of life and also prepares participants to continue with this healthy approach to eating in a sustainable way after the online program has finished.