Are you struggling to lose weight healthily and to keep that weight off?
Eating a healthy low carbohydrate diet to lose weight and keep it off sounds great, but with the ever-rising cost of fresh nutritious foods, it can seem a difficult and sometimes expensive option.
Why not try the free new low carb meal planner books? They show how delicious and nutritious meals can be prepared for as little as £1.25 per person, or £5 for a family of four.
Featuring a wide range of nutritious and easy to follow recipes including, breakfast pizza and portobello mushrooms, through to rainbow chicken curry and tasty low carb chocolate muffins.
A full vegetarian edition is also available, as it’s known following a low carb change to lifestyle can be awkward for vegetarians, but this introduces equally nutritious and tasty meat-free options.
Essex GP, Dr Kim Andrews, says the planners were developed to highlight the importance of maintaining good metabolic health and keeping overall health and wellbeing in tip-top condition.
They aim to give people the basics of how to get started on their low carb journey by providing a greater tried and tested repertoire of home designed low carb recipes,” she adds.
“So, anyone looking to lose weight, eat more nutritious food, meet any personal health goals, or just try some new food and feel good can download the new planners. They won’t be disappointed, and I’m sure they’ll find something they love and helps them feel alive.”Essex GP, Dr Kim Andrews
Jointly developed by Colne Valley primary care network, professional chefs, local residents and partner organisations as part of Mid and South Essex ICS, the new low carb meal planners are aimed at supporting local people to lose weight and to maintain that weight loss, avoid diabetes, reduce medication needs and improve their overall physical and mental health.
Comments, from people who have already tried them show just how delighted they are at the results!
I have been overweight nearly all of my adult life. I was diagnosed and (I hope) successful treated for breast cancer in 2021/2. Because of this life changing event I decided it was time to shift the weight for good.
I was advised to go on the low carb diet, hurrah, all the ‘naughty’ food was now allowed. I was allowed strawberries and cream, butter, full fat milk and yoghurt. I didn’t miss the carbs. I found a gym card today, it showed the exercises I was doing in 2018 and recording my weight as 10 kg MORE than I am now.
Fantastic results. Feeling great and now you have a book with veggie food recipes! Thank you for your advice. Life changing.”
The manual has helped me both to understand the theory behind the new way of eating for me. It has helped me gain confidence to try new meal types to replace those that were formed as part of my post war upbringing. They have helped me to reduce my insulin dose and my sugar levels which have been described as excellent for an insulin user!”
I just want to thank you and your team for the work that you’ve put into the low carb initiative. Whilst it’s certainly helped me enormously in losing nearly 2 stones, it’s also helped us with our meals at the pub, something that we will continue to pursue during the year.
This becomes even more attractive as my local customers in particular have gained interest in this way of eating from the awareness promoted by Freshwell. I and indeed the pub have used your menus extensively and even our own chefs have been surprised at just how meals can be adjusted to give a low carb option.”
The planners are building on the success of the Freshwell Low Carb Project and previous low carb planners written by Dr Andrews, which have supported many people to improve their wellbeing.
The existing Freshwell Low Carb digital resources have now been accredited for use throughout the NHS, after receiving a certification of compliance. This means GPs working anywhere in the NHS in England, can now signpost their patients to these free digital resources.
The new ‘free’ low carb meal planners are available at:
- Through the free Freshwell low carb App
- Also available in local venues including libraries.
Both low carb planners can be download for free as a PDF or can be purchased on line via the Freshwell low carb website Meal Planners – Freshwell Low Carb Project (lowcarbfreshwell.co.uk)