When I created the Glucose Goddess Method, I never envisioned it as a weight loss diet.
As a biochemist, I was fascinated by the discovery that a few simple – and sometimes surprising – ‘hacks’ could flatten the rollercoaster of spikes and troughs our blood sugar levels go through in the day. And I was very focused on the positive impact this levelling out has on our mental and physical health.
But when I ran a pilot experiment last year with nearly 3,000 people trying the Method for a month, more than a third of the participants who wanted to lose weight did so and, incredibly, eating more than usual, not counting calories or cutting out any foods, even dessert.
In yesterday’s Daily Mail I explained how important it is to start the day with a savoury breakfast to keep blood sugar levels on an even keel from the get-go.
Today, in the second extract from my new book, I will explain the science behind how eating more food can improve your health and can lead to fat loss.
It may seem utterly illogical. But a ground-breaking new book by a top biochemist gives vital health advice based on studies of blood sugar levels
‘I will explain the science behind how eating more food can improve your health and can lead to fat loss’
The key is taking on board two of my other ‘hacks’: eating a bowl of salad or a plate with vegetables before you tuck into lunch or dinner; and adding a little protein, fat or fibre to any ‘naked’ carbohydrates. Later, I’ll show you how. But first, let’s deal with the why.
Our blood sugar levels (also called glucose levels) are designed to rise naturally after we eat sugary and starchy foods and to fall once