Gloria Hunniford reverses type two diabetes with a low carb diet !

Earlier in the year she revealed that she had developed blood poisoning after cutting one of her knuckles with a knife while preparing lamb for a curry. She was in hospital for ten days on intravenous antibiotics and many people put her weight loss down to that ordeal.

But today Gloria reveals the true story – and the accident in March was key. It set in motion a chain of events that led to the discovery she was suffering from pre-diabetes, sometimes called syndrome X.

Gloria was told by her hospital consultant to stop eating ‘white’ foods such as pasta, rice, bread, potatoes and cakes and biscuits. ‘It’s a brave man who tells an Irishwoman to eliminate potatoes from her diet but I took his advice,’ she says. ‘And the weight just dropped off. I lost two stone. I’m now eight-and-a-half stone, something I haven’t been since my 20s. I feel lighter psychologically, too.’ She still has an occasional dose of ‘brown’ carbs, such as a slice of brown toast with a poached egg, but has found cutting out carbs transformational.

The killer ingredient in what used to be her food intake, she believes, was sugar. ‘Coincidentally, I had to interview a heart doctor for a special edition of the BBC1 programme Rip-Off Britain – Food which will be shown in January. He opened my eyes to the hidden horrors of sugar, which has no nutritional value whatsoever. Effectively, it’s poison and can lead to all manner of diseases.

‘Until recently, fats in our food have been public enemy No 1,’ she says. ‘But more and more experts now believe that sugar is worse.’

Gloria 73 years of age and looking great

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