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Defatizing info and links 800kcal diet

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by bowell, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. bkr

    bkr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoyed reading all this, as Im on the 'cusp' of running an 800 calory or so diet (would 1000 have the same effect do you know?)

    How did you get on Johnts & ianpiper if you dont mind my asking please? - this is all very encouraging & liberating to think on.

    Any further information would be greatly appreciated, Im keen to hear how any of you found it to be & how you feel now.

    Many thanks in advance :)
     
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    Living-by-the-beach Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Defren

    I am curious of your numbers with ND. Starting BMI & how long before you felt improvements with ND?..

    JM
     
  3. bkr

    bkr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am on a deviated ND of 1000 calories at the moment. (My deviation is I am eating mini-modified Paleo.) From my responses to being on a VLCD, and now a LCD, and the response of some of the Legends that have shared their experiences in here, I believe it all boils down to personal metabolisms. ie how food and exercise affects you, personally, and at what intensity.

    The beauty of being on such a diet is it is very easy, in my experience, to make adjustments and tweaks to your calorie intake and energy expended - as your intake is so small! There is ample room to experiment! 'Eating and Metering' is made all the more easier when you are writing down everything you are eating, and when, for instance, to keep a tight control of your calories. Not so much room to experiment if you are using the meal replacement sachets of course. (But you do have the vegetable dish, and if on 100 calories I guess it would be two dishes? Of real food, if only limited food, if you are not deviating.)

    A long-winded way of saying - just do it and see how you are on 800 calories! If that is not enough for you to exercise, say, and exercising is important to you, or part of your Dealing-with-Diabetes plan - then up it to 1000 with exercise, and check it against your blood glucose levels, your waist measurement, and the scales. (Those are my key measurements I am tracking.) Eight weeks is a LOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGG time to be able to make adjustments and keep a tight track of your numbers. Groan.
     
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  5. bkr

    bkr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think that sounds very healthy, something I hadnt considered. Im going to speak with my doctor about assisting, or at least being in the know for my planned ND.

    You’re right about the metabolism rates for each of us, it would be so much easier if we were all the same in that respect. My metabolism is quite good in that respect, and Im fairly trim (I wasnt pre-diagnosis however) so Im hopeful.

    I do take regular blood readings to see how Im getting on, and so far each week is a general improvement on the last. Its not jumped forward as much as Id hoped but its steady & an improvement after all [​IMG]

    1000 makes sense to me as I do enjoy exercising, so thanks for mentioning that – I hadnt considered the additional calories to counter-act that.

    The one query I have is that some folks have mentioned using slimfast & asda meal replacement shakes, but I looked at the ingredients & there seems to be a lot of sugar in there, is that right?

    (Thanks again for your reply - ps how are you getting on with your diets & strict intake?)
     
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    Motherhen2014 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did go on Slim fast and I felt so unwell it has loads of sugar and I was ok after I came off it.
     
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    diadieter Type 2 · Member

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    spyder Type 2 · Newbie

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    Shakewise have you looked at boossh? You mix the shakes with water... I wouldn't say delicious...but definitely drinkable..and reasonable priced... the Banoffee Cheesecake one I'm about to have for "afternoon tea" has 138 cals...
     
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    A new Talk by Professor Roy Taylor, the man behind the 800 calorie diet,
     
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  10. Roytaylorjasonfunglover

    Roytaylorjasonfunglover Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Bumping this post, it deserves to be seen more widely.
     
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    Hi Minn and welcome. I too did research on the Newcastle diet and Low cal/Low Carb diet. I started the Newcastle diet on 18-Sept and like you I planned in for a 8 week period where I could manage, except for Thanksgiving but I feel confident I will handle that one. Since 18-Sep I have lost 8 lbs, my am bg has dropped by half. It kinda of scared me that this was happening so fast. I find the diet easy surprisingly and I am not hungry. Monitoring my meds and bg though to watch for lows. Unfortunately my Internal Medicine Doc said, "good luck" and we will see you in 3 mos.
    HgbAIC Sept 6 - 7.2
    Weight at start of diet = 95kg
     
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