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I knew there was something wrong…

OK,  so I was a bit overweight, always feeling tired, then I was diagnosed as being diabetic. Something had to change.

I MADE UP MY OWN DIET

This concept diet isn’t just for diabetics, its for anyone who has a body screaming at you “DO SOMETHING.”  I did a lot of research about a lot of different diets and something was wrong with all of them. I didn’t like eating tomatoes, I didn’t want to eat breakfast, I wanted to eat at 9pm.

I wanted a diet that worked for me.

Weirdly – by doing this diet I sort of reprogrammed my body without knowing it. I took chances with cooking (oh there are some real good stories about this!) My eating changed in so many way and I know somehow my tastebuds on my tngue must have shifted because i was really tasting tastes!!

I made up this diet to make my body stop creating glucose. I lost a load of weight too but that wasn’t my goal.

I knew I was a bit overweight, then diagnosed as being diabetic, but found the Metformin tablets made me nauseous and giving me other nasty side effects. I was a walking zombie.

As a former journalist, I’d had a lifetime of  doing heavy research for news and features but not didn’t think of doing any research for myself .

After a major amount of surfing on the web and I discovered Newcastle University was studying obesity,  operating a new deep-tissue scanner which took x-rays inside the body – like gall bladder, liver, pancreas, etc.… and they discovered (unintentionally) loads of fat in the fine capillaries of diabetics.

Knowing I was improving myself raised my self respect and gave me self worth. I was growing in a way I hadn’t expected.

Newcastle created a diet to rid the fat inside the capillaries – which is now called the Diabetic Reversal diet that has been seen on Channel 4, in The Daily Mail and various diabetic websites.

It’s a 600-calorie-a-day diet with added powdered food supplements. I don’t know about you, but when you’ve been injecting yourself with insulin for years, you tend to want to do something without chemicals.

So I adapted the diet – (a) to make it manageable and (b) to achieve getting to a point when the doctors could say ‘Ok you can stop taking the insulin.’. After three months, I came off insulin. After seven months I am taking one metformin a day.

A DIET IS ALL IN THE MIND

I also discovered that sticking to a diet is all in the mind, it’s the biggest hurdle to get over and it’s starts with finding the courage and the strength deep down inside to commit to yourself. I had to put faith into myself that I would make this monumental lifestyle change and carry it out. I wanted to switch off diabetes 2 and stop the insulin injections.

That may not be your reason for doing this diet, but if you have a goal to work to then that’s the motivation.

Then something amazing happened, having made the decision, I surprised myself and discovered unexpectedly untapped determination within myself.

It increased every day of the diet, and I found my self-esteem was growing too. I was creating more self-respect of myself because I was doing something good for me and rise above being a walking zombie every day.

The feeling was astonishingly energizing and uplifting – and suddenly I felt I had a new clarity about me, a new purpose as well as discovering unknown tastes and watching my own body’s reactions to good and bad food.

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