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Another Newcastle Diet

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by douglas99, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Good luck Douglas, but rather you than me. ;)
     
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    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Go Douglas! Hugs!
     
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    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    It is all down hill from here douglas so keep going. You could try and find a more protein/fat shake instead of carb as that will help with the ketosis although you are probably burning it nicely. Have you tested with any keto sticks?
     
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    Kezzer4321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure this is something I could handle. Good luck and be careful.
     
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    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @douglas99 I am just nicely concerned or interested in your comments "I'm certainly glad I got the dive trips out of the way first," & "I'm going to be converting those muscles, and the internal fat into energy,"
    I am guessing you dive in deep water etc; so I would think you need good lungs and strong muscles, (good idea to turn internal fat into energy).
    I suppose My question is? Would this diet affect your sport activities short term or even long term.
    ( my interest is in connection with coaching )
    Best of luck and keep it up until you achieve your mission.
     
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    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that, I glad that muscle wastage should not be affected long term.
    Somehow I don't think you are going to get into deep-water over this diet.:D
     
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    whatdoesthisbuttondo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You seem well able to stick to the rgours of the diet, Douglas. What are your targets, or do you aim to complete the 8 weeks and see what turns up?
    I stopped after 5 weeks as I hit my targets and apart from one Kilo back on, Ive maintained the results for a month or so now.

    Good Luck!
     
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    Kezzer4321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Douglas, you seem to be doing amazingly well. I am not sure I have the will-power for this type of diet restriction. I love your positive outlook about food, and was an avid reader of your other thread as well. Its seems that diabetes has really give you a whole new outlook on life which I hope will be catching. So thank you for sharing your results and your thoughts.
     
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    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like it's going well! Big hugsx
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Douglas - do you know you have 'hidden' fat left to lose? I was just wondering if you had ever had scans to show up visceral fat? (I haven't) Also as you say your BG's seem to stay pretty much in the 'normal' range now, wouldn't that indicate that maybe the visceral fat has gone already?
     
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    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiosity, I washed hand and tested. 7.5 then walked back to kitchen washed hands again then with new needle etc; retest revealed 8.1.
    Not to sure if this info; helps, as I just had breakfast. However the time gap between the test was 70 seconds. ( I know meters can vary etc)

    If this Newcastle diet is working well, and you have commitments in the next few weeks regarding your fitness. Will you have to make some kind of change to be prepared for those events.

    I think your on to something good in what your doing.
     
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    Hi Douglas I find I go up to a level now (8.1) and generally sit at that level for a period and then come down. If I exercise I will bring it down but it does pop back up as you are seeing. I have put this down to a corrected feedback loop with my body now properly controlling the rate of digestion of the carbs into glucose. This was obviously deficient previously as it would let my system spike up and now it doesnt. I wrote about this in a previous post where I have chicken, chips, bread and butter pudding, custard,... and I stayed from 1 to 3 hours at 8.1 and then 10 mins after the 3 hours I was in the 5s with no exercise. I think this may be what you are seeing. By using some glucose it allows your body to provide you with a little more and therefore the see-saw. Well that is my hypothosis
     
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    Not with lucozade but I have eaten liquorice, cola bottles, halva etc. Don't forget you have to bring your carb levels back to "normal" before doing it. I just don't pig out on them when I do have them like I used to (ie eat a whole bag of wine gums in one go).
     
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    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Saint Emilion , that is medicine at its best.
    Have you experienced mood swings to a noticeable scale.
    Putting weight to one side,I can still see a cleanse benefit to the pancreas and kidneys etc; from your diet.
     
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    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Are you asking me @izzzi? When I did the very low calorie phase I did notice that I really quickly moved to a state that when I laid down my stomach would collapse in so that it was below my ribs even though I still had a lot of fat under the skin (large waist). Generally my stomach went from a hard mass to a soft foam ball. I am pretty sure that meant that I had driven off all the fat from my liver and pancreas
     
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    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry @Andrew Colvin I should have referred it to @douglas99, I am following Douglas's Newcastle with great interest.
    Mind you Andrew you have given me great info from your post and threads,thanks for that.
    The angle I am coming from is that I never had a weight issue when I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2, Therefore I did not have to reduce weight to control my diabetes. yet like most people, previous to my diagnoses I was eating junk food.
     
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    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Yes Douglas I have the same - I have absolutely no fat on my hands, feet, arms, legs, bum or head and the only fat I have left is just under the skin on my torso. That is much harder to shake so it seems and I still have quite a lot of it.
     
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    cold ethyl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that you talk about weight loss on feet and wrists etc. I'm big framed even though only 5 ft 3 and 1/2 and can't remember when I could last span my wrist- I now can. I have also lost about half a size in shoes since May- I've not yet dropped to the calorie levels of the ND, but think I'll give it a go in New Year to shift final weight.
     
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    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Douglas

    Well done on your efforts. I did wonder if you meant it when you said you would do Newcastle diet in November. I should not have doubted you.

    A word of caution: when you stop Newcastle, do it gradually. Reintroduce foods slowly, especially the carb stuff, including alcohol.

    For anyone contemplating Newcastle diet, but doesn't want total food replacement method, then I suggest the products available online 'Shake that Weight'. These were recommended to me by forum member @paulins, who has been very successful on Newcastle diet, having lost 8 stones and apparently reversed her diabetes. I recommend the 'Shake that Weight' products too. I have used Lipotrim TFR, and Tesco VLCD brands in the past very successfully, but the Shake that weight products are lower carb, lower calorie, bigger variety, cheaper, and you are still able to eat a normal meal and remain below 800 calorie threshold.
     
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