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Low Carbohydrate Diet Resources

Evidence shows that restricting sugary and starchy carbohydrates could help you lose weight and reduce the risk or improve control of Type 2 Diabetes. If you are on medications for diabetes it can reduce your need for these medications and sometimes even drive your diabetes into remission!

Rather than restricting calorie intake, restricting carbohydrates in your diet can naturally help you to eat less whilst keeping you feeling full. A low-carb diet is far more effective than a short term weight-loss diet as it is an easier diet to maintain long-term.

The following are some resources looking at types of delicious foods to include in a low carbohydrate diet as well as foods to avoid. If you are taking medication for your diabetes, please book an appointment with a GP to discuss this first.

  • New Forest PCN Website – The New Forest Primary Care Network are taking big strides in offering low carbohydrate advice to patients in their area and is a great resource for helping you to start a low carbohydrate diet.
  • Freshwell App – The Freshwell Health Centre in Essex have launched a free app with lots of excellent low carbohydrate advice and yummy recipes to try!
  • David Cavan handout (download at bottom of this page) – Dr David Cavan is a consultant in endocrinology and Diabetes and has previously worked as Director of Policy and Programmes at the International Diabetes Federation in Brussels. This PDF is distributed with his permission and has been adapted from his books on lifestyle management of Diabetes.
  • David Unwin Sugar Infographics – Dr David Unwin is an award-winning GP who has successfully helped many of his patients reduce their diabetic medication and over half to achieve remission through the use of low carbohydrate diets. His sugar infographics are a really helpful insight into hidden sugar burdens commonplace foods have on our bodies. Try switching out high sugar equivalent foods you commonly eat with lower sugar equivalent foods!
  • Caldesi Cooking – Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi are successful chefs running two restaurants in London and Berkshire. They have adopted a low carbohydrate lifestyle and have come up with lots of delicious low carbohydrate recipes which are available on their website and in their low carb cookery books.