Dr. Michael Mosley, author of the bestselling 5:2 Fast Diet, reveals a game-changing approach to one of the greatest silent epidemics of our time – raised blood sugar levels.
Our modern diet, high in sugar and easily digestible carbohydrates, is not only making us fat, but is putting us at risk of type 2 diabetes, strokes, dementia, cancer and a lifetime on medication. Close to a quarter of adults in Australia and New Zealand now have raised blood sugar levels or are at risk of developing diabetes – and most don’t know it.
In this timely book, Dr Mosley explains why we pile on dangerous abdominal fat and shows us how to shed it, fast. He demolishes common myths, such as the claim that steady weight loss is always better than rapid weight loss and that those who lose weight rapidly will inevitably put it back on.
This is a book not just for those at highest risk but for anyone who has struggled with their weight and wants to regain control of their health.
INCLUDES A DETAILED 8-WEEK PROGRAMME WITH MENU PLANS
The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet
Michael trained as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London and after qualifying joined the BBC as a trainee assistant producer. Over the last 25 years he has made numerous science and history documentaries for the BBC, first behind the camera, more recently as a presenter. He was executive producer of QED, Trust Me I’m a Doctor and Superhuman. He worked with John Cleese, Jeremy Clarkson, Professor Robert Winston, Sir David Attenborough and Professor Alice Roberts.
He devised and executive-produced the three most popular science or history programmes of the last decade: Pompeii- the last day, Supervolcano and Krakatoa. As a presenter he has made a dozen series for the BBC, including Medical Mavericks, Blood and Guts, Inside Michael Mosley, Science Story, The Young Ones, Inside the Human Body and the Truth about Exercise.
He is currently making three new series, as well as being a regular science presenter for the BBC’s One Show. He has won numerous awards, including being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.