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The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose weight fast and reprogramme your body by Michael Mosley

I used this diet after being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at the weight of 112 Kg. I started to lose weight almost immediately and after about 8 months I was down to 90Kg, which is still overweight but enough to make my doctor classify me as “Not Diabetic”! I won’t say it was easy to follow since it does mean not eating in the same way as I had been used to and it was very helpful to have a partner who assisted me and kept me on the straight and narrow. [JH]

Restaurant recommendations

Brian writes: As my wife and I enjoy the social aspect of eating out with friends I have been on a mission to find out the best places that we can eat and enjoy without the fear of raising blood sugar.

These are the Restaurants/Cafes we have found that meet our criteria.

° Canterbury Cote Brasserie They have the Celeriac Certificate on their Menu.
° A la Turka Ramsgate
° Smiths Coffee Shop Broadstairs
° Samworth and Mee 9/11 Albion Street Broadstairs CT10 1LU
° Hog and Bean Ltd 4 Victoria Road Deal CT147AP
° The Kitchen Allington Street Ramsgate
We are slowly influencing good coffee providers to offer alternative milk to semi skimmed and soy. The following have fortunately changed due to our request and some now offer Oat and Almond Milk and in some cases Coconut milk. The trend has started and hopefully it will gather pace.
° Albion House Hotel Ramsgate
° Harris and Hoole Tesco Extra Broadstairs
° Waitrose Ramsgate.