Firing up my computer today and checking out the Daily Mail (please don't hold readership of the Mail against me) I see Doctor Michael Mosley is talking about the 5:2 diet and the reversal of type two diabetes. The Mail is promoting his book The Eight-Week Blood Sugar Diet. "The Eight-Week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose Weight Fast And Reprogramme Your Body by Michael Mosley (Short Books, £8.99). © Michael Mosley 2016. To order a copy at the special price of £7.19 (offer valid until January 23, 2016)
Trust me, that will not work for most. Eating 'normally' is what got most people into the diabetes club in the first place, so that will never work. If I had continued to eat 'normally' for five days and starved myself for two days, after my diabetes diagnosis, I know I would have run dangerously high blood glucose numbers for five days of the week and seen a slight improvement in BG on the two days I starved. This would still apply to this day, if I had used the 5:2 diet. Over seven years on from adopting the low carb higher fat lifestyle, I hold non diabetic BG numbers. Also, the key to why this method will fail most, is the word diet. The term diet implies for most, a short term method to lose some weight. To reverse the main symptoms of type two diabetes long term, changes have to be made for life.
The Newcastle diet is becoming quite well known, it's obvious why it works. I do not find it surprising people on a starvation diet lose weight. By definition it is low calorie, low fat, low protein and low carb. So people lose weight, they lose fat from the liver, their BG numbers plummet. The same can be said for our low carb higher fat lifestyle. The big question for those on a Newcastle diet, is what happens at the end of the eight weeks of self inflicted torture? Can these people go back to eating 'normally'? No, just as a drug addict cannot go back to using drugs, or the alcoholic go back on the booze after eight weeks on the wagon. The abstinence must be maintained for life to stay healthy, it's the same for a diabetic. In short, diets never work long term, and long term control of blood glucose is what diabetics need to stay complication free.
You could also check out our humble website here. This gives a very clear and easily understood method, for the long term control and reversal of the main symptoms of type two diabetes.