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8-week Blood Sugar Diet

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

  1. FloraDora

    FloraDora I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Everyone is different, the only way to tell is to test with a meter before and two hours after eating. I have replaced pasta with spiralised courgettes - does not sound like a substitute but after a while one gets used to them!
     
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  2. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I say test at one and two hours just to make sure. It's surprising how things can spike at an hour but be ok at two...,x
     
  3. Andrew Brown

    Andrew Brown HCP · Newbie

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    I haven't read this book yet, but want to know that is there something written in the book about eating more fish because my friend told me that salmon meal helps to cure diabetes. Does she write anything related to that? I need to eat more salmon food?
     
  4. amgrundy

    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just seen this message from you with recipes of peanut dip etc glad I read this will try thank you.
     
  5. captainlynne

    captainlynne · Well-Known Member

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    Update. Tomorrow will have been following this for 7 weeks. I've lost 24 pounds and at least a dress size. Fasting BG was 10.9, now normally in 5s with the occasional 6. One more week to go. Unless I decide to stay on it longer. Or I might go for 5:2 or even 4:3 Mediterranean style.
     
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  6. angelinarobinson

    angelinarobinson · Newbie

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    I have been following this diet (nearly) over three weeks and have dropped some weight as well as dropped my blood sugar levels, and working to maintaining this improvement . I am blogging my progress on hungrydiabeticdieter.blogspot.com .
     
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  7. Donnadoobie

    Donnadoobie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Update for this week.

    Weight loss has slowed this week only losing 1lb which I'm ok with as this brings my total loss over the last 12 months to 40lbs!

    Week 3 finished like this 55, 5.6, 6.6, 6.1, 6.0, 5.7, 5.7

    Week 4 5.5, 5.6, 5.8, 5.5, 5.9, 5.5, 5.3

    My average fasting bloods had been

    Week 1 6.11
    Week 2. 5.97
    Week3. 5.74
    Week 4. 5.58


    On a day to day basis I am feeling things are static so the average numbers are helping to show me that there is a downward trend.

    Half way in and 4 more weeks to go. My aim is to get my weight down
    just a little more and to see some numbers in the 4's.
     
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  8. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Those are all great results. Has it been tough? X
     
  9. Donnadoobie

    Donnadoobie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    At times it has been tough. I'm used to fasting, having done 5:2 for a year but very little calories everyday takes it's toll sometimes, not just physically but mentally. 4 weeks has gone quite quickly so hopefully the next 4 will too. 5 more lbs will take me to a BMI of 22.
     
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  10. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Wow 22! That's great. I used to do 5:2 and it did get easier. Oxo cubes were my salvation
     
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  11. captainlynne

    captainlynne · Well-Known Member

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    Hard to believe, but Friday is the last day of 8 weeks following this plan. Today I've lost 26 pounds, my fasting BG is still usually under 6, and I've gone down one, nearly two, dress sizes. Still lots more weight to lose though.
     
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  12. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    What are your plans for the next eight weeks, captainlynne? I'm not necessarily advocating you need to break life down into 2 month slots, but when I was trimming up (waist and blood scores), I found it helpful to have a series of short term plans, with objectives, then regular reviews (with myself).

    Well done on your eight weeks. It looks like you benefitted.
     
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  13. captainlynne

    captainlynne · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks AndBreathe. I'm not 100% certain, still trying to decide whether to stay on 800 calories every day, or to restrict calories Monday to Friday and ease up a little at weekends. I've a few days away in Prague in March so might change that week to less calories at weekend before and after trip and careful choices while I'm away. I have to say I feel so much better following the BSD
     
  14. LiveinHope

    LiveinHope Type 2 · Member

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    Just ordered the said publication. I know Diabetes UK and some GPs are not in favour of this 8 week low cal diet as it is only being trialed in Newcastle and Scotland. I listen to Michael Mosly on the radio and he is very interesting. It sounds hard to stay on 800 cals a day though.
     
  15. FloraDora

    FloraDora I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not micro calorie counting, but most days I manage 800 cals with a small breakfast, lunch and evening meal. If I have a small snack of nuts (very tempting) that takes me over, but otherwise its OK. Quite surprising how much one can eat for 800 cals actually!


     
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  16. Donnadoobie

    Donnadoobie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Well done @captainlynne

    For me, just completing week 5, I will return to 5:2 after week 8, as I had been doing it for a year before this but as I am at a weight I am happy with and don't really want to lose any more, I will probably just do 6:1 for maintenance and then 5:2 if I see my weight creep up a bit or after holidays, Christmas etc. I am vowing never to put this weight back on again. 13 months of losing weight and 42lbs down.
     
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  17. jaynesmith

    jaynesmith Type 2 · Newbie

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    Has anyone done this diet and reduced or come off insulin? I have been on Slimming World diet for 5 months and have lost 1½stone and reduced my insulin considerably but
    would like to stop it it altogether .
     
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  18. Roytaylorjasonfunglover

    Roytaylorjasonfunglover Family member · Well-Known Member

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  19. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    There are a few threads on the subject where someone may comment. Conversely, you could start a thread of your own to ask the specific question.

    I know @ickihun is going through a process of reducing her medication, with insulin next in her sights, but I don't think she's specifically following this regime. Maybe you and she could "buddy up", as you seem to have similar objectives.
     
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  20. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Hi @jaynesmith . Your right the best way to be able to reduce your insulin is through weight loss and reduced carbs.
    I've chosen to do a very low carb diet with full fat but not extra fat.
    I've been advised to reduce my portion sizes. I've never tried that before. Well not in the last 10-15yrs. I'm currently giving great attention to low carb to form a good habit. Once I'm happy it is natural for me I will tackle portion control, in the same way.
    Also my exercise regime stopped whilst I was suffering canagliflozin side affects. Now not on it and readdded the 12lb I originally lost. Due to weeing less and less insulin.
    I'm resuming exercise on saturday with a lively swim. (Hopefully) From there I am hoping to increase exercise to incorporate cycling and minijogs. All have to be achieved in the least stressful way otherwise my bgs increase.
    This insulin has to go or atleast decrease to half of what I'm taking now.
    I reduced my insulin to just evening meal 44 units with canagliflozin.
    Now 30 before breakfast, 30 before dinner and now 36 with supper, all very low carb. My aim is to at least half my needs with portion control and an exercise regime.
    It's only taken 13yrs to understand my diabetes.
    Well I'll rephrase that. It's taken me becoming a member of these forums and listening to good practice. :)
     
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