I have just read the 8-week blood sugar diet and it’s been a revelation – but I might have already been on it quite by accident! I was told last February my blood glucose levels were higher than should be, as was my cholesterol although not by much – which I put down to the stress of divorce, house selling etc. Knowing I was also overweight at 11st 6lb, I started on the 5:2 diet. Unfortunately a few nasty falls left me unable to walk more than 100 yards and I needed a new knee 🙁 I kept up the 5:2 as I didn’t want to put more weight and my weight remained stable. Then in September I had the TRK surgery and after a shot of morphine (standard stuff) I started throwing up. It took weeks for my stomach to settle and in that time I ate very little of anything. After 6 weeks recuperation at my daughter’s I returned to my own home whereupon I immediately went down with a gastro-intestinal virus that hung around for most of the next 2 weeks. Oh joy! By this time my weight had gone down to 10st 6lb – which I have to admit I was pleased about, but expected to put it back on fairly quickly, however I returned to the 5:2. I see my doc at the end of this month for a review of my BS levels and hope they’ve come down, along with my cholesterol. I then intend to do the 8 weeks again, this time with my daughter. I’ve found that since my “accidental” 8-week BSD, my appetite is far less, and I hate that full feeling, so hope another go at it will not be particularly arduous. Being able to walk and exercise again has made a huge difference – I am now down to 10st 1lb, so here’s to dropping another few unwanted pounds around the tum!