Dr Michael Mosley

Woman (UK) - - Stay Fit And Well -

Sci­en­tist, au­thor and cre­ator of the 5:2 Diet.

Cut your Calo­rie in­take two Days a week The key to suc­cess­ful weight-loss is to keep blood sugar lev­els bal­anced. In­sulin is a hor­mone that’s pro­duced by your pan­creas in re­sponse to raised blood sugar lev­els. Too much in­sulin switches off fat-burn­ing and your body goes into a fat stor­age mode.

Two of the best ways to main­tain healthy in­sulin lev­els are by fol­low­ing a 5:2 diet, where you cut calo­ries two days a week – to 800 calo­ries a day – and ex­er­cise. But only eat nu­tri­ent­dense food, ide­ally a Mediter­raneanstyle diet high in fresh veg­eta­bles, good qual­ity pro­tein (lean meats, fish, eggs, nat­u­ral yo­gurt, chick­peas etc) and healthy fats, and low in carbs.

In­ter­mit­tent fast­ing is ef­fec­tive at re­duc­ing belly fat. It also in­creases akker­man­sia muciniphila, a healthy gut bac­te­ria as­so­ci­ated with en­hanced weight-loss and blood sugar con­trol. ✱

For info visit blood­sug­ardiet.com

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