Weight Loss & Blood Sugar Balance

Losing weight doesn’t have to be a struggle. You don’t have to feel hungry and you can keep it off. If weight loss slows down there are ways to speed it up again. You can eat a huge variety of delicious food and you don’t have to exercise every day. There are some supplements that can help with weight loss and some key foods that make a difference.

In this section I explain both my Low GL Diet and my Hybrid/5 Day Diet. You’ll learn how to lose weight quickly and healthily without feeling hungry or low in energy.

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A Successful first Hybrid Detox Retreat. Over 34kg lost. Here’s how.

We lost half a person in six days, over 5 stone, on this first ever...

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Reversing Diabetes Revolution

Have you noticed the reversing diabetes revolution is finally happening? More and more GPs are...

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The Hybrid Diet in a Nutshell

Doing the Hybrid Diet is easy when you know how.

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I lost 10kg in 4 weeks going Hybrid

Here’s what happened to me when I went Hybrid switching from a low GL diet,...

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I start my day with a Hybrid Latte

Many people suffer for the first two days when they cut out carbs to go...

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Variation not moderation is the key to weight loss

Fat or carbs? Vegan or meat? Or is it just about calories? What if you...

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Stop Counting Calories

This eloquent equation gave birth to the low fatThere are many different types of fats;...

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Lose the festive belly fat (without feeling hungry). Here’s how.

If weight loss or dieting are at the top of your new year resolutions, then...

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How to reduce stress for weightloss

Why stress affects weight Your appetite, weight and energy level are all largely controlled by...

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Overweight Means Underhealth

An analysis of 130,000 Biobank participants aged 60-69 showsthat being overweight and having more abdominal...

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Don’t skip breakfast

A study at the University of Hohenheim in Denmark had participants follow three diet protocols:...

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Half of heart/diabetes deaths due to diet

Nearly half of all deaths due to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are associated with...

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The No-Sugar Diabetes Cure

Followers of my blogs will know that I’ve long believed, based on the evidence and...

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Probiotics for diabetes and weight loss?

Probiotics for diabetes and weight loss? A new study finds that supplementing Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria...

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Study shows cutting carbs does not enhance fat burning

Do low carb high fat diets really help you to burn fat? A new study...

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Is personalised nutrition the key to losing weight?

Yesterday’s Daily Mail article and tonight’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor on BBC1, has created...

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Getting ready to lose weight

Losing weight is one of our most popular New Year’s Resolutions. So how can you...

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How to stick to New Year’s Resolutions

Can you usually keep your resolve for your New Year’s resolutions, or does your will...

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Government report recommends a sugar tax

The government’ disease prevention think tank, Public Health England (PHE), has recommended taxing sugar.

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No sugar diabetes link

Sugar consumption isn’t linked to diabetes type 2, heart disease or obesity, says the government’s...

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Cancer – sugar and weight more important than genes

A study out today shows that the greater a woman’s weight the greater is their...

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5 ways to save NHS £6 billion – with prevention

Want to fix the NHS? It's easy to save at least £6 billion a year...

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What’s the right diet for you?

BBC Horizon’s programme ‘What’s the right diet for you’ this week claimed to put personalised...

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Atkins diet cancer risk

UK medical experts have blamed the Atkins diet for a worrying increase in constipation and...

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Obesity is linked to ten common cancers

Research published today in The Lancet shows that being overweight or obese is linked to...

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Are we addicted to sugar?

A Despatches programme on Channel Four last night asked if we are addicted to sugar?...

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Five Foods That Are Better Than Drugs

If you take pain killers, diabetes drugs, cholesterol lowering or blood pressure medication or anti-depressants...

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Working with Your Doctor

Despite all the publicity about the importance of tackling obesity, encouraging people to exercise and...

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ADHD

Now affecting an estimated 1 in 10 boys and 1 in 30 girls in the...

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Sugar not fat is the bad guy

It was announced this week that the World Health Organisation is considering halving the amount...

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What really works for weight loss?

It’s that time of year when many of us are making resolutions. Weight loss or...

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The best breakfast to lose weight

If you’re trying to lose weight but struggling with all the Christmas temptations then the...

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Low GL diet gets thumbs up in new TV series

RTE, Ireland's biggest TV channel, have launched a new series called 'Doctors on Call' where...

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Do low fat diets make you fatter?

Some people say a calorie is a calorie, but more evidence is accumulating that conventional...

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Weight loss; it’s all in your mind

While we most certainly have genetic predispositions, our brains can change in amazing ways, regardless...

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Hit a weight loss plateau?

Time and again people contact me to ask why their weight loss has stalled despite...

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Not all fruit is created equally

Sugar is perhaps a greater addiction than people realise and kicking the habit can be...

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The Dark Side of Insulin

We all know that too much circulating insulin is bad news, but new research indicates...

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Why we overeat and simple strategies to keep hunger pangs at bay

There's more to healthy eating and weight loss than simply tracking your food intake. How...

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Swap This for That:

The goal of this post is to keep hunger and weight gain at bay by...

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Coconut oil benefits for Alzheimer’s & weight loss

Virgin-pressed coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) with convert directly into ketones. Recent evidence suggests...

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Alternate day ‘IF’ fasting on BBC

Last month's Horizon TV programme on how to live longer, gain health and lose weight...

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Low GL diets boost metabolic rate

The conventional view is that you can’t change your basic metabolic rate. But this new...

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How much weight have you lost on my GL Diet?

Aemonn lost 7 stone (45kg) in 7 months and reversed his high blood pressure. Wendy...

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Doctors slam Britain’s obesity policy

Writing in the Observer, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has attacked the government’s policy...

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Food Hospital on Weight loss, Gout and Depression

The Tuesday 22nd episode of Food Hospital dealt with Depression, Gout and Weight Loss. There...

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Dukan Diet labelled ‘worst celebrity diet’

One of the most popular celebrity diet plans, the Dukan Diet, has taken the top...

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Ten simple weight loss changes

A study of over 120,000 people followed up over 25 years has revealed ten simple...

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How to fill yourself up this Christmas and never gain a pound

The festive season requires some guerilla tactics if you don’t want to arrive at New...

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Biggest ever diet study proves my low GL diet works best

Europe’s biggest ever diet trial, published today, involving 722 families, costing 14.5 million euros, set...

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Be inspired by these two ladies who lost weight and improved their health

Two ladies in Ireland followed my low glycaemic load diet whilst attending the Zest4Life programme...

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Drinking water helps you lose weight

A new study has found that drinking water before meals can enhance weight loss. Over...

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No alcohol more weight gain

Women who drink a light to moderate amount of alcohol appear to gain less weight...

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How two fat ladies lost 5 stone in 3 months.

Last October Ireland’s TV3 challenged me to help two overweight ladies lose a lot of...

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How to avoid the festive bulge and stay trim this Christmas

Many people see the festive season as ‘blow-out’ time, when they don’t have to think...

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Why are our children getting so obese?

Recent figures have revealed that almost one in four boys and more than one in...

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Omega 3 fat makes you thin

The higher your omega 3 status the lower your weight. That's the finding of a...

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‘Eco-Atkins’ diet cuts cholesterol and weight

There’s a quandary in the diet world. Evidence shows that a low-carb, high protein diet,...

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Alli for weight loss? Side effects outweigh benefits

Next week an old drug under a new name, Alli, is being launched for over...

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Why I’m not a fan of slimming pills

Every year there is a new pill or potion that claims to do it all...

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Why food combining is bad for weight loss

Food-combining diets separate protein foods from carbohydrate foods. Nature doesn’t. Beans, lentils, nuts and seeds...

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Carbs – how low do you have to go for weight loss and health gain?

Anyone who reads the medical journals knows that study after study are slaughtering the idea...

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Why a low GL diet makes you feel full

Many people have told me that following my low GL diet has been easy because...

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Coffee and croissant – the enemies of weight loss

Britain’s most popular pick-me-up, a coffee and a croissant, may be fuelling an epidemic of...

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Why resistant weight loss may be due to hidden allergies

Time and time again I meet people who tell me that their excess weight vanished...

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Diabetes is depressing

The fact that diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, rising by 63% in a decade, is...

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Cinnamon may help weight loss

Early studies reported big reductions in blood sugar with 3 grams of cinnamon a day...

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Fat doesn’t make you fat

Most people still believe the fat you eat turns into fat in your body. It...

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How Much Weight Can You Lose Heathily?

The conventional view is that the maximum amount of weight you can lose is under...