I’ve done all this before, with amazing results, several years ago. My hba1c dropped into a healthy range, and then life happened – perimenopause, pandemic, some big family changes – and here I am again.
I’m waiting on a blood test result but I’m expecting my hba1c is around 48-50 as I’ve had some episodes very like hypos, had that dreadful thirst and other little bits and pieces that tell me I’m in a danger zone. Meanwhile, I’ve been referred to the NHS Healthier You team which I’m feeling very doubtful about. It’s a WeightWatchers thing, and I want to use the BSD instead.
I’ve done 2 weeks BSD so far, fairly easily, but without calorie counting due to circumstances – I’ve already lost 9.5 lbs. I have a long-term goal of losing 7 stone so this is a huge deal. I really want the support the NHS plan might offer because I’m so driven to change but I have a history of failures behind me, horribly unsettled hormones, dodgy joints and a history of depression – I don’t believe I can carry this through alone, But will they accept the BSD? I’ve looked at all kinds of options that might help me with accountability, encouragement and guidance, especially when it comes to exercise, and I just don’t know what will be compatible with the BSD 800 calorie goals.
Does anyone have experience of this? Or advice?