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8-week Blood Sugar Diet

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by captainlynne, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah...that makes sense.
     
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  2. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Thanks Donna - I was really hoping @Victorri (or you, I guess) would give me an idea of the actual book menus, so that I could try to understand why Victorri's food bill was so high, at £80 for 5600 calories worth of food.
     
  3. Donnadoobie

    Donnadoobie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I've just leant the book to my daughter but I will see what I can find for you.
     
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    Donnadoobie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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  5. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Thanks for that. :)

    Having got myself to a decent place with my diabetes, the diet isn't for me at the moment, but one never knows when one might have to do a bit of a reset. For right now, I'm just curious.
     
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  6. Roytaylorjasonfunglover

    Roytaylorjasonfunglover Family member · Well-Known Member

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    I have bought the book on kindle and I am gonna read it as soon as possible. If people want me too look after specific things, I can do it, menus and so forth, gonna post a review as soon as possible
     
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  7. Victorri

    Victorri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When I get home I'll take a pic. I would have to but most of the stuff as unfortunately I'm still quite a high carb eater but am more conscious of how much I eat now and trying to get lower but really struggling with coming up with meals that will satisfy my husband as well
     
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  8. captainlynne

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    Progress report. After 4 weeks on this plan: lost 16 pounds, down 7 inches from waist and fasting bloods consistently in the 5s. Bloods at bedtime in 4s or 5s. I even coped with a meal out at a conference. Had to pre-order menu and chose beef (completely forgetting the huge Yorkshire pudding they serve). I declined a dessert. Previously they've served veg and potatoes separately, but this year they came in one serving dish - carrots, potatoes, parsnips and a few bits of leek! On the plate was the beef, Yorkshire and mashed potato. I moved the mash and Yorkshire to the side and took some carrots and as much leek as I could find. Although the desserts were small, I was glad I'd not ordered one. I feel so much better that I didn't want to jeopardise that feeling. Talking to a friend about this plan, I mentioned that my 'carbohydrate fog' has lifted - I'm thinking more clearly, have more energy and my joints ache less. I'm eating a greater variety of foods, which are better for me. I live on my own, but don't know if that makes it easier or not. I've even bought a food flask so I can take home-made soup, curry, chilli etc to work. For someone who really didn't like many vegetables - or fish - my shopping basket has changed, my fridge and freezer are full of things I know I can eat. I'm not following many of the recipes from the book, but working out my own menus, sticking to the principles of the plan, and the 800 calories a day. I write everything in a small notebook, and take it when I see my diabetes nurse. The plan is being published in the Daily Mail, starting today.
     
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  9. Victorri

    Victorri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1452964450.357869.jpg
    This is week ones menu
     
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  10. Cheesy baked beans! What a great combination of words :woot:

    Do the recipes state net carb values? Thanks.
     
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    Victorri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No they just tell you cals. The book is aimed at type 2 but they still need to know the carbs.
     
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  12. Victorri

    Victorri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My dietician told me not to inject for beans but I have to
     
  13. @Victorri Thanks for posting the information. Seems odd to me that a book about blood sugar management would not state carbs.

    (Lovely cat, by the way)
     
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  14. Victorri

    Victorri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Until you asked the question I hadn't really noticed but your right there are not carb values. Thanks his name is Angus
     
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  15. Alternative Diabetic

    Alternative Diabetic Type 1 · Active Member

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    The diet is being featured in the Daily Mail Newspaper all this week ....(16/1/16)
     
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    anniwoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just to let you know the Daily Mail is doing a section starting Monday on this diet containing recipies might be worth a look to give you an idea of whats involved
     
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  17. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Hi NoCrbs4Me, I have a few questions nagging me re low carb diet. I would like to ask as you have been on VLC diet for long. These questions are for a normal person (NON - T2D) person; BMI below 24, low body fat which is 18%; but have a strong family history of T2D.
    - This is me obviously. My carbs per day are around 200g presently.

    1. Is there any harm a Non-T2D person takes up VLC diet [around 50g carb per day]?
    2. I am now facing a weight loss plateau for more than 3 months. Whatever I do, my weight is simply constant. If I stop workouts or increase diet will increase my weight. Especially diet - it is 3 successive heavy meals = 4 lbs weight gain for me. Rice and potatoes are worst weight adders for me. Question: Does this inability to lose weight indicate onset of T2D?

    3. On other hand I tried to gain weight deliberately; by doing weights and eating rice+potato - Could gain 4lbs quickly - out of which muscle weight added is about 75%; and fat weight is about 25%.

    Basically my body is in a mood to add weight, no doubt about it. I am trying hard to cut my fat and of course weight also by a few more lbs. My plan is to save VLC and LCHF diets for future when I get the T2D finally.

    Any insights?
     
  19. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Why, if something works for so many others who have struggled to lose weight, would yu choose to save the experience for a rainy day? Would it be sensible to consider adopting such a lifestyle now and potentially stave off T2?

    For those whose bodies very much tend to add weight, it can be a sign of insulin resistance, which tends to be prevalent in T2.

    Have you had any recent blood panels done? If you have, did they do an HbA1c test?
     
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