This is a review of the popular book by Dr. Michael Mosley. New York Times Bestselling Author, Author of The Fast Diet
This is Dr. Mosely’s diet plan he used to go from being a raging type II diabetic to now having normal blood sugar numbers. He became curious upon observing an observation by Dr. Roy Taylor of individuals who had bariatric surgery and the huge drop in their bad blood sugar numbers. This worked because of the surgery creates a much smaller stomach which reduces the amount of food one can consume which resulted in weight loss. Dr. Taylor believes that insulin resistance is the result of fat surrounding and overwhelming the pancreas and liver and losing this fat allows the pancreas and liver to recover.
Prediabetes rates in the UK have went from 10% to 35% of the population in the past 10 years.
86 Million Americans are Prediabetic. Losing that excess fat particuarly in your midsection quickly can often return your blood sugar numbers back to normal. In my opinion and Dr. Mosely’s that much better than taking diabetes medication.
In the book, Dr. Mosely accomplishes this by an 800 calorie daily diet. Cutting sugar and low quality carbs with over 50 recipes included and the science behind the diet is thoroughly explained.
One thing I liked is Dr. Mosely explains who this plan is not for for instance pregnant women or woman breatfeeding, anyone with a history of eating disorders, on blood pressure medication or taking diabetes medication without close supervision by your doctor, moderate or severe retinopathy, psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, taking warfarin, a BMI below 21, under 18 years old or in generally poor health.
Another thing I like our the quizes included about your level of risk for becoming a type II diabetic and Are you addicted to carbs?
From my own personal experience rapidly losing my excess weight by watching my sugar and carb intake reduced my blood sugar numbers back down to a normal level and I have managed to keep the weight off.
Dr. Mosley’s book appears to be well researched and gives you the information you need.
You can pick up the book here
66% of folks ordering on Amazon gave it a 5 star rating.
Here is one reader’s experience after 8-weeks on the diet.