Our story begins,
yes OUR story, as Howard and I decided to look at the way we live
with our diet. You see, Howard has been a type 2 diabetic for
several years now and I, well, lets just say I was heading in the
wrong direction with my weight. In my youth I was always fit and
slim, but being a bit of a foodie, well actually a huge foodie fan
and early jobs allowing me to travel all over the world, I found my
waist line expanding a bit with lovely restaurant food, needless to
say several years later and a daughter, the waist just grew and grew.
In fact, I put on over 3 stone, which for my small frame was a lot.

Howard on the other
hand has always been on the slightly larger side. Nothing wrong with
that, it made him extra cuddly, however he has never been happy and
tried diet after diet to try and do something with his weight.
Nothing ever worked. As I have already said, he found out he had
type 2 Diabetes several years back and the doctors placed him on all
the usual medication. Gradually over the years his blood sugar
levels have been getting worse with neither one of us really taking
responsibility of our diet and letting his tablets sort his problem
out.

Well, this all
changed one January when Howard said to me,“we have to do something
about my diet”. Back in December he had several high blood
readings of over 15 which to those of you who are unfamiliar with
blood sugar readings is incredibly high.

So OUR story is more
about the journey we have and are still taking to try and reverse his
type 2 Diabetes and lose the weight we both need to lose to control
our health.

You will find tips
to help you both lose weight and the inspiration (we hope) to change
your diet if you are type 2.

All of the recipe
ideas in here have been tried by myself or Howard and we will give
you our honest opinion as to what we thought. Believe me our tastes
are very different.

Also menu plans have
been set out to help you plan quickly and easily so you can just
crack on with the new way of eating without getting too wrapped up in
all the detail.

Oh and by the way, after 7 weeks of this new way of eating, Howard has lost 1 Stone in weight and is no longer Diabetic, he has been ranked down to Pre-Diabetic and I have lost 1 1/2 Stone. We continue to our end goals.

We hope you enjoy
our story which today we are still continuing.