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After the Newcastle Diet.... Update

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by Chook, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Fleegle

    Fleegle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very well done for achieving that.
    It is funny - the longer mine goes the harder I am finding it - I thought it would be the other way around. I had a long drive recently and just thought about food the whole journey :) I hope this is my body crying our for calories who knows?

    I hope to achieve about 10 weeks myself. When I complete the 8weeks on shakes etc. I intend to do a couple of weeks possibly three of 800ish and real food - and lovely low carb variants (I cannot wait for cheese!).

    Then I will do some testing and publish some results. Within a few weeks I noted that I was able to tolerate the 80g of carbs and be less than 2mmol after 2 hours, but the spikes were still high though the decline rate was getting faster.

    As I say - super well done to you - when you consider that at some point you were on insulin you should be so very pleased that you even had the courage to try some stuff!
     
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  2. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @Peerless67 - yes, I know what you mean exactly. Its that feeling of having achieved something positive for your health. It might be a difficult thing to do but I definitely think it was worthwhile for both of us.


    You're doing very well yourself - and, yes, I agree about the thinking about food all the time thing.

    I don't think anyone with a normal healthy appetite would ever find ND easy.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Well.... I did an OGTT this morning with some mixed results. I used 750ml of Orange Juice which worked out at the right amount of glucose/sugar - and this is what happened. (I have no idea really what this test shows apart from that I was an idiot not to have something substantial to eat once it had finished.)

    FBG at 08.00 - 4.9

    08.45 - 5.8 - Drank the OJ
    09.00 - 7.8
    09.15 - 8.4
    09.30 - 9.8
    09.45 - 9.4
    10.00 - 10.7
    10.15 - 9.3
    10.30 - 9.3
    10.45 - 9.2 - end of 2 hour test - decided to fast until dinner (big mistake)
    11.00 - 8.3 - went out shopping
    12.00 - 7.4 - still shopping
    13.00 - 3.6 - felt a bit wobbly and trembly - long queue to pay in shop and then walked back to car
    13.30 - 2.9 - had something to eat

    Note to self: Next time I try this sort of thing I must remember to eat something at the end of the test.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Ooooooo well done for biting the bullet, and yes ... a good idea to eat after the test. I tested for 3 hours. I was dropping quickly but I had a cup of tea with milk and didn't go shopping, so I stabilised. You need to analyse your results and decide what happened. The levels themselves aren't of special interest unless it is done for a diagnosis, it is how quickly you return to normal that matters, and unfortunately you spoilt that bit by going shopping before that happened. :arghh:

    Another minor point .... was orange juice a good idea? It may have contained the right amount of "sugar", but most of that is fructose in oranges and a degree of other things such as starch. The OGTT should be pure glucose/dextrose, not fructose as far as I am aware.

    Hopefully you will see similar after effects to me with reduced base levels and have given your pancreas a kick start. Fingers crossed.
     
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