Reduce blood sugar with diet
The Blood sugar diet is a stricter version of 5-2 diet which could help lower blood sugar levels reversing type 2 diabetes. It involves eating 800 calories a day for 8 weeks. We recommend a minimum of 2 weeks but you can do it for up to 12 weeks depending on your goals and how much weight you want to lose.
Most people feel that 800 calories doesn’t sound much so we found that to eat a Mediterranean style diet recipes which are designed to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Rapid Weight Lose
The very Fast 800 involves rapid weight lose, it is also highly effective way to reduce raised blood sugars.(i.e pre-diabetic or type 2 diabetic). Studies show that following an 800 calories a day diet is more effective than going slow and steady with weight lose of around 10kg. Rapid weight lose is also the best proven way to reverse type 2 diabetes and prevent people from becoming diabetics. The Very Fast 800 diet is not for every one and it is advisable to consult with your doctor before starting the diet.#
How does Very Fast 800 Work
- 1 Burning fat by flipping the metabolic switch
Your body is like a car run on two different fuels – sugar and fat. When your body needs a quick burst of energy, the first thing it does it turn to the glucose in your blood. Next it will draw on the sugar stored in your liver and muscle. Only when this starts to get low the body will turn to the fat that you have stored. Your body can’t just burn fat, instead it turns fat into Keaton bodies( Keaton bodies is a chemical that the body makes when there is not enough insulin in the blood and it must break down fat instead of the sugar glucose for energy). When, you are on a low calorie diet you will begin to rapidly use up your fat that you have stored. The first fat to go will be that around your gut the visceral fat. This is most unhealthy fat.
The Very Fast 800 plan is also low in carbohydrates, this will add to the fat burning, people worry about running out of energy on a low calorie diet, but most of us have such big fat stores we could go for months without eating. You may feel hungry and perhaps more tired than usual for the first week because your body has to adapt to running on a different fuel, fat. But you should soon feel more energetic and clearer thinking.
- 2 Improve your insulin resistance.
Stop snacking and watch the hunger disappear. We are often told we should snack between meals to avoid getting hungry. There are two problems with this advice, first the more you eat the more you eat overall, and second, if you are eating all the time that means you constantly have lots of sugar circulating in your blood and topping up your blood sugar is not a good idea.
The reason you don’t want to keep blood sugar topped up is having high levels of sugar in your blood damages your arteries and nerves. Sugar in high concentrations, is toxic to the cells. So, after sugary, carby meal your pancreas produces lots of insulin to bring your blood sugar levels down. Unless you go for a run, to use that sugar up, most of those calories will get stored as fat
It gets worse. Because if you have lots of snacks and sugary treats then your pancreas needs to produce more and more insulin to bring that blood sugar down. It’s like shouting at the kids and after a while they stop listening, the same is true of your body; after time your body becomes insulin resistant. When the pancreas can no longer produce enough insulin to keep your blood sugars in check then you will be on the downward journey to pre-diabetes and eventually diabetes were the pancreas just packs up.
How to do it
The very Fast 800 plan uses Mediterranean-style ingrediance to keep you feeling fuller for longer. It is also a good idea to take a multivitamin while following the plan.
What is a Mediterranian Diet?
You may be asking what is a Mediterranean diet, it kind of speaks for it self it’s based on countries that surround the Mediterranian Sea, such as Greece, Italy, and Spain. It includes the consumption of fresh, seasonal and local foods.
It’s never too late to benefit from Mediterranean diet
Studies suggest it’s never too late to benefit from a Mediterranean diet, A study published in the British Journal that going on the Mediterranian Diet can help prolong your life even for those aged 65 and older.
There is various Mediterranean diets depending on the region, but in general it consists of vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts, grains, fish and unsaturated fats such as olive oil. It also included a low intake of meat and dairy foods. There is a lot of choice to go for.
What Exactly Can You Eat
You should base your diet on these healthy Mediterranean foods;
- Vegetables: Tomatoes, broccoli, Kale, Spinach, onions, cauliflower, carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Cucumber, etc.
- Fruits: Apples, bananas, oranges, pears, strawberries,grapes,dates, figs, melons, peaches etc.
- Nuts and Seeds:Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.
- Legumes: Beans, peas, lentils, pulses, peanuts, chickpeas, etc.;
- Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, yams, etc.
- Whole Grains: Whole oats, brown rice, rye, barley, corn, buckwheat, whole wheat, whole grain bread and pasta.
- Fish and seafood: Salmon, sardines, trout, tuna, mackerel, shrimp, oysters, clams, mussels, etc.
- Poultry: Chicken, duck, turkey, etc.
- Eggs: chicken, quail and duck eggs.
- Dairy: Cheese, yogurt, Greek yogurt, etc
- Herbs and spices: Garlic, basil, mint, rosemary, sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, etc.
- Healthy Fats: Extra virgin olive oil, olives, avocados and avocado oil.
This doesn’t mean you can’t eat other foods that you enjoy like a nice steak and fries occasionally, your favorite comfort food. You can still eat red meat once or twice a month on this diet, But as you can see there is so much choice you can still have a glass of red wine with your meal. A glass of red wine has been known to lower cholesterol and help with heart health, of course moderation again is the key, but red wine is still part of the Mediterranean diet.