How it Works

Blood Glucose Levels on Western Diet of Refined Sugar

On both our Zest4Life and Emotional Eating programmes you will learn how to follow the Holford Low GL Diet. This diet has one main principle. When your blood sugar is out of control you gain weight, feel hungry and tired. If you control your blood sugar you lose weight, feel satisfied and have plenty of energy. 


The science behind this principle is very simple. Your body is designed to burn glucose for energy. Carbohydrates such as grains, fruits and vegetables are broken down into glucose in the body. In today's typical western diet the wrong types of carbohydrates are being consumed excessively resulting in too much blood glucose. The excess is stored as fat leaving the body craving more food to meet its energy requirements. 


If you balance your blood sugar you'll have a steady supply of energy and a healthy but balanced appetite. This is why you'll have no problem losing and maintaining the right weight for you.  If your blood sugar levels are too high you'll lay down fat and if they are too low you'll feel tired and suffer from cravings. Nine out of ten people with weight problems have difficulty keeping their blood sugar levels balanced. The result is exhaustion and weight gain. 


Following the Holford Low GL Diet is the most effective way to reduce body fat, lose excess weight, gain health and turn your body's metabolism from storing fat to burning fat.

Blood Glucose Levels on the Holford Low GL Diet

On a typical western diet your blood sugar levels are on a rollercoaster of highs and lows throughout the day causing fat storing episodes followed by low energy and cravings.













On the Holford Low GL Diet your blood sugar levels rise slowly and fall slowly, giving you more energy, less cravings and helping you to burn stores of fat.