I am really excited to finally see my new book on the shelves. Eating to Beat Type 2 Diabetes was written from the heart. I am lucky enough to have had contributions from two amazing doctors - Dr David Unwin, who needs no introduction in the low carb world for his awesome work in helping to bring about change in the way we treat T2 diabetes. Dr Ian Lake, another inspiring GP, who also has Type 1 Diabetes has written an entire chapter on his views on Type 1 with low carb.
I love this dessert. I do add a lot of lemons in this as I love the intense citrus flavour as it contrasts so well with the creamy meringue and the crumbly nutty pastry base. Serves 8 Nutritional information Per Serving 523 Kcals 49g fat 2.8g net carbohydrates (of which sugars 1.9g and fibre 4.7g) 15.8g Protein Pastry Base 150g Ground Hazelnuts 150g Ground Almonds 100g Butter 1 egg, beaten Lemon Filling 100g butter 100g erythritol or xylitol (or Stevia to taste) 4 eggs 3 egg
This is a rough guide to what you need when you embark on a sugar free, low carb lifestyle based really on what I use in my home. I try to use everyday foods available from supermarkets where I can, so this list is quite basic. When you first look at this list, you may worry about overall costs of following this way of eating. We are only consuming real food. You may spend more on vegetables, meat, dairy than your current diet, but you won’t be spending on processed foods
Sugar free can vary depending on who you speak to. For some, it can be an avoidance of refined sugar, instead opting for dried fruit, syrups, maple syrup and honey. For others, such as myself, it is all encompassing low carb, grain free and low fructose. So what works? Obviously I am biased having seen the amazing health changes of people following a low carb, high in natural fats way of eating. I came to this way of eating after my own health deteriorated so I really do