“Diabetes diet” compared to LCHF – in reality


Before and after

What works best in reality – the dietitian’s “diabetes diet” (probably low-fat) or low-carb?

Here’s Mia Larsson’s spectacular story that she emailed me after having tried both. What do you think happened?

The Email

In March it was discovered that I had type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Medication, exercise, weight lifting, dietitian etc… Weight loss was high on the list. I weighed 235 pounds (107 kg) in February to my 5’4″ (162 cm). After three months of hard work, an hour a day of gym 3 days per week and 30-minute walks 6 days per week and a “diabetes diet” I had lost about 6 pounds (3 kg) and was not a happy camper.

On June 25th my husband and I started low-carb. After two days we each started to lose up to two pounds a day. Amazing! We’ve continued with gym and walks but not as ambitiously.

Three months later I’d lost 44 lbs (20 kg) and my husband 50 lbs (23 kg)! My health numbers are great and I’ve been able remove 1/2 tablet of the blood pressure medication.

Our customers have now started to wonder what secret stuff we’re doing and our days are becoming more like dietary counseling for people than for our pets… The other day we realized that in about 20 more pounds (9 kg) we will have “removed” an entire Frida – my only full time employee in our pet supply store!

Mia Larsson


Six pounds of weight loss with exercise and “diabetes diet”, compared to 44 lbs (20 kg) on LCHF in the same amount of time. That’s some victory. Congratulations, Mia!


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