Youfoodz Testimonial - Jeff Gill
"I was diagnosed as a diabetic in April 2013 (62 years of age) after a visit to my doctor to find out why I was lacking energy. My initial readings were 12.9 after fasting.
At my initial consultation with a Specialist Diabetic nurse at my Doctors Diabetic clinic I was given the advice to do all of the following:
1: Modify my eating habits to minimise my Carb intake to around a max of 40 grams per meal and snack regularly
2: Reduce my BMI from 27.4 (83KG) to 20 (70KG) (my weight when I was 21)
3: Walk every day and if possible start going to the Gym to help in the weight reduction process
4: Start taking blood pressure tablets to bring down my high blood pressure until the above was working naturally.
5: Take Metformin tablets immediately (2 x 500g) in the evening
My wife was already a member of the Goodlife Gym at Cleveland and I registered there with her personal trainer in July.
Prior to this she was shopping at IGA Cleveland and noticed a new fresh refrigerated product that was Youfoodz with a low carb count and high protein. I brought some meals home to try.
It was an instant hit! The food was great the portions ample and as the food was low in carbohydrates it was a perfect fit for my dietary needs.
I had looked at the Lite & Easy menus and they were all above my carb limit so it was not an option.
I elected not to take and Blood pressure medication and preferred to have it come back to normal naturally with the above regime.
My initial stationary blood pressure was 170/95 L. At my next medical check-up in August I had dropped my weight to 78 KG and my blood sugar was still high at 10.9 and my blood pressure was still high at 160/85.
I also then visited a Chinese Herbalist and acupuncturist and took her herbal concoctions 3 times a week to help stimulate the pancreas to output a higher quality insulin.
With my daily walking schedule and Youfoodz based diet and the ramping up of my training schedule I started to see a significant drop in my daily blood sugar readings and my trainer had also set my blood pressure target to be normal by last Christmas.
So it was a great surprise that my fasting blood level at my next medical check-up in November was down to 6.4 (pre diabetic levels) and furthermore my blood pressure had dropped to 120/75 and my weight had dropped to 72 KG.
At this point I dropped my Metformin tablet to one per evening but kept all the other options in play.
In May this year after the 12 months regime my fasting blood sugar levels were now down to 6.1 my blood pressure was 118/65 weight 70KG and my fitness levels had gone through the roof.
I am currently working on getting to the point of no medication and using Youfoodz meals to maintain my dietary needs which is now a permanent part of my life.
My wife and I are very busy in our Business life so the convenience of home delivery is very important.
Diabetes is a complex disease and while it cannot really be cured it can be maintained as I have done and as you can see it needs a complete health regime to achieve the above results.
You must have a correct nutritional low carb Diet, I achieved this with Youfoodz. Plenty of daily exercise. Plus in my case a little help with western medicine and a great help with the Chinese Herbal regime.
Looking to the future Youfoodz makes it easy to stick to my dietary requirements and with the new menu items every fortnight I never get bored.
Youfoodz has been an integral part of fighting my diabetes and is now an integral part of containing it. "