Mr Len Andrews, 20th June 2019.
On the 7th of January this year when I was visiting my family in the UK and not feeling good about myself, I weighed in at 16st 2lb. I was looking forward to my annual trip to Malaysia knowing that I would probably put on weight because of my love of the food there. My daughter (a GP in Finchingfield) suggested I consider a low carbohydrate diet as she knew that I loved meat, cheese and eggs and that this could work for me.
I have tried many diets before including the Cabbage Diet and the Slimfast plan. The Cabbage Diet worked well and I did lose weight, but once off the diet, the weight crept back on again.
The best thing for me about the low carbohydrate diet is that it was simple – I just had to cut out flour products, rice, pasta and potatoes and could eat fat and protein which taste good. The first few weeks the weight just fell off, then it started to slow down until I reached my target weight of 13 stone on the 6th of May. I now feel so much better in myself and have bought new clothes and am always looking in the mirror at myself and asking myself “Where has that belly gone?!”. I can honestly say since I have been low carb I have not felt hungry at all and I have passed the information on to a few of my friends (also despondent about their weight) who have also had excellent results.
Lastly, I am also off my blood pressure tablets as they are no longer needed. If you are struggling to lose weight or want to try and reduce your medication I would highly recommend you give the low carb lifestyle a go – it has changed my life.
Dr David Oliver, June 9th 2019.
I am a 52 year old GP working at Freshwell Health Centre. As I have been recommending the low carb lifestyle to my patients, I thought I’d better try it myself. This is a way better idea than trying out their tablets! I have enjoyed long distance running for many years, but even with all that exercise (typically 30 miles a week), I have never managed get get down to my target “racing weight” (as I call it) of 11st 2lb (BMI -21.6). I hovered around 12st 2lb instead – BMI (23.5) but not “overweight”.
I’ve now been living a low carb lifestyle for only a few weeks and I have also been experimenting with time restricted eating. I am already down to my target “racing weight”. I was never fat on the outside, so I can only assume that I must have been Thin on the Outside Fat on the Inside (“TOFI”). One stone of fat seems like an awful lot of fat to pack around your internal organs. We know that the presence of “visceral” (internal organ)” fat is a significant risk factor for many chronic diseases.
It’s early days, but I am quite staggered by the transformation I feel in other ways too. I feel healthy, younger and I have so much more energy than I have had for years. I don’t get gastric reflux any more. My blood pressure was borderline for a while but has now normalised. My muscles hurt much less when I run. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens when I run my next marathon burning fat not carbs. A low carb lifestyle is so much more than just losing weight. I’m hooked!