From November 2022 I wanted to reduce my blood sugar level and my weight. I started on a low-carb, protein diet that a friend of mine had already successfully tried to reduce his prediabetes situation. After only 2 1/2 weeks, I had lost 6 kg and felt more stable in my stomach and digestion. After that time, I balanced my diet in the sense that I went back to eating slightly more carbohydrates (but less than before my diet) and sticking to protein (e.g. fish, meat, nuts, eggs, cheese, vegetables). At the same time, I only drank 2.3 coffees with a teaspoon of powdered cream in the morning and had my first meal at noon (about 16 hours after my last dinner). So, I can eat a balanced diet in the long term. This has also improved my sleep quality if I don't drink too late in the evening, and my fitness.
At the same time, I started every morning to walk at least 15', regardless of any additional daily sport program. During this walk, I focus on a positive meditative attitude. Furthermore, I move every 50' for a couple of minutes, including a few stretching exercises, to interrupt my sitting position at the desk.
After more than 3 months, my weight has levelled off at around minus 7 kg compared to when I started my diet. This is although, as mentioned before, after 2 1/2 weeks of strict dieting I have continued with a slightly more balanced diet.
Based on this Harvard study (see link below), the researchers proved that it has a good effect on lowering blood sugar. In line with on my experience, there are even more positive effects of such a balanced diet.
What are your experiences?