* Results may vary from person to person.
I would recommend the BSD program for anyone looking to lose weight or to improve their blood sugars.
I knew I could only follow the program properly for 6 weeks as I was traveling overseas but I really wanted to get started so took the plunge. I had really impressive results despite this with weight loss of 6kg and more exciting a drop in my HbA1C of 0.8 with no change in medication! Even my endocrinologist was impressed.
In particular I loved the recipes and shopping lists with this plan. Other weight loss programs have been temporarily successful for me but I’ve gotten bored with the repetitive food that isn’t fresh. I also found I was really de-skilled in cooking afterwards and went back to old habits. I think the BSD program gives you lots of good food swap options and teaches you lovely recipes and good food habits.
I LOVE the shopping lists! This program saves waste and money and makes planning your weekly meals so much easier. I have tried following these diet concepts on my own but been defeated by all the planning. The BSD made this simple and helped train me to do it for myself with two “own plan” (implementation) weeks.
I am definitely giving this program another go, the whole 12 weeks this time. I’m confident of good results which makes me enthusiastic, not my usual attitude to a “diet”.
I feel I can take these new food attitudes with me for the rest of my life and be healthy and happy!
As a diabetic I owe the positive success of reducing my blood sugar levels to within recommended guidelines and for losing weight, to the Blood Sugar Diet (BSD) 12 week private online program which I have recently completed. The BSD program is based on the healthy Mediterranean diet. Over the 12 weeks, with guidance and prompt responses to questions from health professionals online, the BSD program has taught me to take control, change lifestyle and get rid of old bad habits. Each week the program provided inspirational handouts and videos on nutrition and exercise. Carefully prepared menus, flavoursome meal plans and shopping lists were provided making the program easy to follow. There were some personal challenges to overcome and sometimes temptation was given into but, ultimately, the program was effective. Being able to share thoughts and exchange experiences with other participants, to give each other support, was inspiring and kept us focused.
I have come away from the BSD program feeling younger, healthier and slimmer with a completely new attitude and respect for food. I will continue on this path to maintain a healthy lifestyle, to manage my weight, to keep to an exercise regime and to maintain good blood sugar levels.
This Program offers the best support I’ve ever come across. And when it comes to stress eating I can definitely relate. While on this program I’m becoming so much more aware of what my triggers are and am gradually developing strategies to avoid having to rely solely on willpower when I’m stressed or tired.
I’m only loosing slowly but it is coming off steadily.
Just wanted to say thank you Menu Team for such an interesting, delicious and satisfying first weeks menu. Yum!!
I haven’t eaten so well for years. Like others here I expect, my “good food radar” had been broken after too many years losing (and gaining!) the same 10kg with a variety of diets. So nice to be able to enjoy fats again. Special mention goes to “Bacon and Butterbean Salad”, I am sure 3 strips of bacon per serve must have been a misprint!
My big takeaway from this week has been with a menu plan (and the fridge/ pantry stocked accordingly) the weeks eating is a breeze. With a bit of time spent on the shopping list, there is a lot of time saved during the week. Also less chance of going off the rails. This is going to be a big tool for me post the 8 weeks.
This program has provided a foundation for life. For me it has brought together all the bits of knowledge I ‘sort of’ knew and added in new information in a way that makes so much sense to me. If I go off track it’s easy to get back on, because it’s such nice food, it’s simple and it makes sense.
Chocolate isn’t as tempting any more…it just doesn’t taste as nice so I can stop after a small amount. I simply don’t want it, rather than needing to use all my willpower to stop.
Having forum support was really useful too. If the forum could be further developed to be more user-friendly then I think there would be even more opportunity for members to support each other.
Thankyou BSD team and community.
I have been following the plan I would say 90% of the time and I just wanted to say a big thank you to the BSD team and community. This HAS changed things for me. I am almost 10kg lighter and my bloods are SOOOOOOO much better than they were, practically normal!
I am not going to become complacent though as I know that I have various triggers and challenges that make me want to eat stuff that isn’t so good for me. However, after doing this diet I do feel confident in my abilities to maintain healthy eating as my taste buds seem to have changed and I have control over my portion sizes.