Spreading the low carb word.

Written by Julia McPhee


  1. Deb

    Awesome Jules, you should be very proud of what you are creating. Your website is looking great.
    I’m looking forward to trying some of the recipes.
    Mark and I are trying to eat a lot less carbs, (haven’t quite managed the big leap), all due to our frequent discussions.
    All the best for your new adventure.


    1. jmcphee@aut.ac.nz

      Hi Sue

      Thanks for your comments. I have created a new tab ‘How Low Carb Diets Work” , just to give readers a simple explanation of the theory behind Low Carb. I hope this helps and I will soon be linking to several more scientific blogs for readers to view if they want to learn more.

  2. Sonia from Penrith

    I put my father on this diet (however it is not really a diet, more a matter of making better choices) on the 1st April 2016 after discovering he was on 58 units of insulin in the morning and 38 units of insulin at night plus Diabex day and night, and was recording blood glucose levels of 25.

    Totally took control of his diet. In 1 week, his blood glucose levels had reduced to 6… every day after that his insulin dosage needed to be reduced. In less than 4 weeks he was totally off insulin injections with the full blessing of an amazed Endo specialist.

    It is now 6 weeks from commencement, and he has never been better. He has lost 12kg, and hopefully will lose another 12kg in the next 2 months. Life changing. He is 78 years old, & when starting LCHF on 1st April he was 124kg.

    Too make it simple for him to understand and get right, I made the following simple rules for him:

    If it is white you can’t eat it unless it is leafy
    If it is red you can have a LITTLE bit
    If it comes in a packet you can’t have it
    ONE piece of fruit only but eat only a quarter at a time, spread throughout the day
    Nothing but sparkling water, coffee or tea for drinks
    Eat as much meat as you want as long as when it is on the plate you cover it with so much green veg/salad that you can’t see the meat

    It has worked like a treat.

    1. Julia McPhee

      This is great advice Sonia. This way of eating for reversing T2D is so effective and your dad is lucky you have you keeping him in line!!

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