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"I'm not going to lose my eyesight for a bowl of ice cream." ~ Rob's story

Weight loss: 17 kg in 14 months
HbA1c: Down to 4.8
Age: 60
In Remission: 

"Dad's passing was really tough, along with what was an already stressful year. I can remember sitting around the home the night before my father’s funeral and getting a call from my doctor to say I had type 2 diabetes and needed to start medication immediately.

I couldn’t stand the medication the doctor put me on. I was either vomiting or too weak to get out of bed. I saw Dr Brukner’s story about low carb and type 2 diabetes on Catalyst and knew it was the way to go. I had to get rid of the meds.

I still can't believe how quickly things changed, and how good the results have been. Not only the weight loss, but since going low carb my skin is clear, my eyesight is better, I don’t crave sugary foods, my beer gut is gone, and the best part is I no longer snore and instead sleep through the night!

The more I saw results, the more motivation I had to stick to low carb. My blood sugars kept going down, my clothes were loose, my energy was better, and I didn’t even notice the bread and pasta missing from my diet because the food I was eating tasted so good. My son’s girlfriend also has type 2 diabetes. She decided to go low carb too and she’s lost 45kg!

The hardest thing was coming off sugar because it really is like a drug. So, once I got past that, and once I saw that low carb eating isn’t restrictive or boring, my relationship with food got so much better and it just became part of my lifestyle.

The way I see it is I’m not going to lose my eyesight or a limb for a bowl of ice cream, and I really hope others won’t either."

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