Having reached a point in my life where type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnoea had begun to take their toll on my body & daily living, I knew that I had to do something about it or I would continue to decline.
Having started the diet on a large daily dose of insulin and tablets for diabetes, this has now reduced to negligible levels, and whilst I know I will never not be diabetic, I have realised that I still hold the key to controlling the condition rather than it controlling me.
I am no longer being medicated for hypertension and will shortly have the diagnosis of sleep apnoea removed from my list of medical conditions. The health benefits of the diet have been both massive and tangible, and have altered the course of my life.
Alevere has taught me things about myself, my determination, and my desire to start living again rather than existing. I have also completely revised my relationship with food. I now understand nutrition and how to correctly fuel the body. These are lessons that I will carry with me now as I look to the future as a significantly smaller man.
In the year ahead, I am planning to use my new found energy to become fitter and healthier. My goal is to participate in a 10k run later on in the year. All of this would have been beyond my wildest dreams this time last year.