For the past month, nearly every meal I’ve eaten has come in a pouch and been slopped into a bowl after being nuked in a microwave. My saturated fat intake has rocketed. Every day I’ve had a glass of full fat milk. For breakfast I’ve had full fat Greek yoghurt. I’ve had vegetables fried in butter and served with double cream. It’s been glorious. Best of all were the pork scratchings; I’ve been tucking into a bag of them nearly every day.
And guess what? I feel the best I’ve felt in ages. My blood sugar levels have been consistently between four and eight mmol/l (that’s 72 to 144 mg/dl). I’ve had no hypos and my Insulin dosage has reduced drastically. I’ve lost a stone (well, almost; about 12 lbs). I’ve kicked starchy carbs and caffeine and cut down on the booze (the aim was to kick it, but nothing goes better with scratchings than a cold beer). What’s more, I’ve rarely been hungry and the pouched meals are delicious.
This is all thanks to The Natural Ketosis Co. I was roped into trying their diet by the Mrs, who was writing a feature on it for a paper. And I’m glad I was. It’s transformed the way I approach managing my blood sugar levels. Read my full review of the Natural Ketosis diet on the blog next week.