Dr Penny Figtree’s first tool in the weight loss battle is a very low carbohydrate diet. This diet leads to rapid weight loss (faster than low fat diets) plus it is delicious with full fat cream included so there is no hunger. You won’t be reading recipe books miserably( as on a calorie restricted diet) instead you will be feeling full. Perhaps for the first time in years! Many patients say “I used to be always hungry but that has gone”.
Medical supervision is vital if you are a diabetic or taking blood pressure medication and following a low carbohydrate diet. This is because a low carbohydrate diet leads to dramatic and healthy metabolic changes in the body. Insulin doses must drop immediately and often blood pressure tablets stopped. The powerful diet leads to a drop in blood pressure and blood sugar so these tablets are no longer necessary. Food really is medicine in the case of a low carb diet!