I guess I’d better introduce myself first of all. I’m Martyn (no surprise!) and I’m 46. I’ve also been type-2 for a few years.
I bought the Fast Diet and the BSD earlier this week and I’ve read through the BSD completely, and I seem to be reading random sections of the fast diet.
What attracts me most to the BSD is the potential for what it could do for my system: the results could be dramatic. What concerns me (most) is the breakfasts.The menu plan at the back of the book cycles through pretty much every recipe but I’ve always been a (large) porridge-with-milk-and-frozen-fruits type of guy so the idea of just a bit of almond butter (never tried) with a few apple slices sounds… too much of a step change. I’m also not much of a thinker first thing in the morning – how many of us really are? – so it needs to be pretty robotic and simple. Is it OK to have one of the egg recipes every day? (for exanple a couple of poached/scrambled eggs and some mushrooms.)
Also: can you skip the odd day (and maybe extend it by a day or two afterwards)? I plan to start it after our wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks and we run up against the double whammy of Father’s Day and my mother’s birthday (on the same day) a couple of weeks in so we will probably be out for a family meal that weekend. Depending on where we go, I can see a way through/round it though.
One further question (and I realise this list is getting long): how interchangeable are the recipes in the fast diet and the BSD? Some of the recipes in the Fast Diet seem really nice.
If you’re still awake – thank you for your patience!!
I also don’t want to cut out any particular food group (as in cutting out meat, dairy etc.)