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 blood sugar levels. The online program also educates members on the BSD Way of Life and prepares participants to continue with this healthy approach to eating in a sustainable way after the online program has finished.
Will I get hungry eating 800 calories a day?
Even though the BSD 800 is relatively low calorie, it scores high on what dietitians call the satiety factor – the feeling of fullness after eating that suppresses the urge to eat between meals. You soon feel satisfied by smaller portions and won’t stay forever hungry and preoccupied by food as your insulin resistance improves.
Members of the BSD online program often find that hunger reduces within the first couple of days and that by week 2 their cravings have settled. Members also often find that by the end of the 12 weeks, their tastes have completely changed and that they have a whole new healthier approach to eating.
Isn’t it better to lose weight slowly and steadily rather than fast?
As some of America’s leading obesity experts pointed out in a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine[iv] in 2013, the belief that slow and gradual weight loss is more effective than rapid weight loss is a myth, despite the fact that it has been repeated in text books for decades. They conclude that “more rapid and greater initial weight loss is associated with lower body weight at the end of long-term follow-up.” In other words, if you want to diet successfully it can be better to lose weight fast than slow.
Losing weight fast motivates dieters to stick with their program because they see rapid results. A very low-calorie diet also means less carbohydrates, which forces the body to burn fat more quickly.
How do I maintain this/ what happens after the 12-week program?
We like to think of the Blood Sugar Diet Online Program as a program for life. Our aim is to put you back in control so that when you finish the program, you can continue to make healthy, sustainable choices. Members often comment that the information provided in the online program is invaluable and can easily be incorporated into everyday life.
Information on lifestyle integration as well as a post program reference guide is provided to help members continue with this healthy approach to eating in a sustainable way after the online program has finished.