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Jamesy Boy's Newcastle Diet

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by Jamesy_Boy, Jul 17, 2017 at 1:13 PM.

  1. Jamesy_Boy

    Jamesy_Boy Type 2 · Member

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    New castle diet ( this is just brief at the moment guys i will try and upload some pics and an actuall progress chart of my weight and blood glucose when i get chance i just havent collated all info onto the computer yet )

    After reading about the study at Newcastle university and its amazing results in people with type 2 diabetes I was prepared to give this grueling diet a try.

    The concept of the diet is to restrict calorie intake to 800 calories a day for 8 weeks ( mimicking the affects of gastric bypass surgery)

    The recommended daily intake of food/calories was 3 meal replacement shakes ( 200 calories each ) and 250g non starchy vegetables (making up the remaining 200 calories) a day. along side this ive been taing some supplements in the form on a multi vitamin, glucosamine and cod liver oil.
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    I have been using the Asda’s own Great Shape shakes I buy these buy the box ( 10 sachets £4 –as of july 2017) there is only 3 flavours chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. I prepare them with water as a stipulation of the Newcastle Diet stated no dairy.
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    I have also been having salads, soups, curried veg and stir fried veg

    Due to saving on a few calories not preparing the shakes with milk I have also been having small 4 calorie jelly pots, instant cup Bovril, 10ml servings of dressings on my salads. As well as veg ‘snack packs’ carrot batons, pepper slices, cherry tomatoes, celery sticks ect
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    The study encourages 3-4 litres of water to be consumed a day to help with hydration and to stave off hunger. which i have been managing to uphoold.

    I made some charts to monitor progress and also recipe sheets as when I started the diet I was suffering with brain fog a lot. The sheets were to monitor weight ( which I have been checking daily) and a weekly measurement of my torso. I have also made a chart to monitor my blood glucose level which I am currently doing twice a day once first thing in a morning for a fasted blood glucose reading and another during the day normally 90 minutes to 2 hours after eating.

    i am happy to say at the time of writing this i am 11? days in and have seen a dramatic weight loss as well as a low blood glucose readings after the first couple of days.
     
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    #1 Jamesy_Boy, Jul 17, 2017 at 1:13 PM
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  2. walnut_face

    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on your results thus far @Jamesy_Boy There are quite a few folks here who have done the ND (and some more than once!)
    Do formulate a maintenance plan for the end of 8 weeks, as many report undoing all the good work without.
    Please post your numbers here periodically, motivational for you - and us!
     
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  3. sarah_chadwick

    sarah_chadwick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    that's a great result, well done you :)
     
  4. Jamesy_Boy

    Jamesy_Boy Type 2 · Member

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    OK people time for some progress

    @sarah_chadwick @walnut_face @Liam1955 @ringi
    @Daibell @daisy1 @keitjones @Robinredbreast
    @hca @Contralto @zand

    Newcastle Diet 6th July 2017 - Fasted blood glucose 8.9mmol weight 100.3kg (taking 2x 500mg Metformin a day)
    i had previously agreed with my diabetic nurse to cease my Metformin as my latest HBA1c test was showing low numbers and with taking on a diet that restricted carbs she and i agreed we wouldn't expect a spike in blood sugars.

    Day 1 Fasted blood glucose (FG) 7.3 , after evening meal glucose (EMG) 5.1, weight (W) 100.3
    Day 2 FG=5.8 EMG=forgot to take reading :S W=99.2kg
    Day 3 FG=5.0 EMG=5.1 W=98.3kg
    Day 4 FG=4.8 EMG=4.5 W=97.8kg
    Day 5 FG=4.3 EMG=5.0 W=96.7kg
    Day 6 FG=4.3 EMG=5.1 W=96.3kg
    Day 7 FG=4.4 EMG=5.6 W=96.1kg
    Day 8 FG=4.6 EMG=5.2 W=95.9kg
    Day 9 FG=4.3 EMG=4.3 W=95.9kg
    Day 10 FG=3.7 EMG=forgot reading W=95.3kg
    Day 11 FG=4.0 EMG=forgot reading W=94.8kg
    Day 12 FG=4.3 EMG=5.0 W=94.5kg
    Day 13 FG=4.5 EMG=forgot reading W=94.3kg
    Day 14 FG=4.6 EMG=5.2 W=94.3KG
    DAY 15 FG=4.3 EMG= W=93.3KG
    Day 16 FG=4.1 EMG=6.0 W=93.8KG
     
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    #4 Jamesy_Boy, Jul 18, 2017 at 1:17 PM
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  5. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Remember that your weight can change by as much as 1kg based on how much water you drink and when you go to the WC. Therefore it may be better to look at the average of the last few days.
     
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    Jamesy_Boy Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks ringi, Im not really fussed on what the number is aslong as its coming down, my torso measurements are changing which is a good thing. And im more impressed with the low blood glucose levels ( i suppose not too suprising considering the low carb intake )
     
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  7. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    "torso measurements" are a much better predictor of health outcomes then weight.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Well done so far. :) Keep us informed of your progress:)
     
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  9. Jamesy_Boy

    Jamesy_Boy Type 2 · Member

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    my point exactly ringi, im sorry the way i phrased that didnt sound right 'not that fussed' all im getting at is that i also dont feel weight is a good representation of health.
     
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    You are doing brilliantly @Jamesy_Boy - keep going! Keep posting please I am really interested in your results.
     
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  11. Jamesy_Boy

    Jamesy_Boy Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks fleegle il add you to the tags
     
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  12. Pipp

    Pipp I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    Well done on your start. @Jamesy_Boy
    I will be following your progress with interest. Remember to plan for the transition from very low calorie diet too.
     
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    Jamesy_Boy Type 2 · Member

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    thanks pipp :)
     
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    Well done @jamesy-boy, I'm just starting out and feeling motivated by your posts and photos
     
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  15. Jamesy_Boy

    Jamesy_Boy Type 2 · Member

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    Good man keep it up! Ive this week made 2 batches of soup that are deffinately more filling than the salads Ive been having, Il post recipes later

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    #15 Jamesy_Boy, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:52 AM
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    there ya go @amathyst the red pepper one is UNREAL!!!
     
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