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Defatizing with Optislim by Patch

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Patch, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Kenny

    Kenny · Well-Known Member

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    Fabulous news, Patch. This is the stuff of legend.
     
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    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the support, folks. It really helps!
     
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    Patch, Ernie, Kenny,bowell, borofergie, all of you VLCDers, congratulations on your achievements so far.

    I know I probably have frightened a few people when I reported the sudden death of my neighbour who was also following a VLCD, results of the post mortem are that she died of hypokalaemia. VLCDs can create a electrolyte imbalance, thats why ideally people should do these diets under medical supervision.
    However, everyone is adult and capabe make their own decision on this issue, quite obviously many, many people follow a VLCD without medical supervision and never encounter any health problems at all.

    Watching you guys, keeping fingers and toes crossed for you all :)
     
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    bowell · Well-Known Member

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    Hypokalemia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypokalemia

    http://www.slimfast.co.uk/products/powder-shakes/w/wiki/Blissful-Banana-Powder.aspx?ProductID=9

    I am lucky have GP help dist nurse just called taken arm full of blood
    if all is OK i start Monday
     
  6. Kenny

    Kenny · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, friend.
     
  7. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, bowell - I can't recomend this enough.
     
  8. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Day 18 – Thursday 11th August

    Fasting BG:
    6.1mmol/L

    Pre-bedtime BG last night was 6.4mmol/L. This was a bit of a surprise, as I was naughty last night. Went to the pub for a memorial (one of my mates died 1 year ago to the day) and had 4 bottles of lager. On the way home I ate a brown bread cheese n’ onion sandwich (bloody lovely, it was!) and a packet of pork scratchings (although (SHOCK!) I threw away half of the pork scratchings...). So, I’m VERY happy with my BG (approx. 1hr after eating) after that little slip up.

    My +1hr reading this morning (after an Optislim Chocolate shake) was 9.4mmol/L. Strangely, my +1hr readings are usually around double my fasting readings – so an increase of 3.3mmol/L ain’t that bad.

    I won’t let this info weaken my resolve! This is working, and aside from my upcoming weekend, I’ll maintain the strictness that I have thus far.

    It’s working, and I love it!
     
  9. Kenny

    Kenny · Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff, man. Keep away from the cheese!
     
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    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheese'll be fine - as long as it's not wrapped in bread! :wink:
     
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    I am starting to see normal Bg levels, it has taken longer, but bearing in mind that I was diagnosed just over 10 years ago and my fasting Bg level was 17 at the start.

    My fasting Bg level before dinner this evening was 7.9 and after 2 hours it had returned to 7.9.

    After a week I seemed to level of around 10 and 11 for fasting Bg, but this week I have seen a drop into normal levels, lowest this week has been 5.9.

    I have had a couple of slips, but these haven't led to a great change in Bg levels, if anything they have made no difference.

    I am intending to add an extra week to the diet, due to my high stating point and time diabetic, also I have set a target for weight loss and the extra week should get me there.
     
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    Well done everyone!

    I've just completed 7 weeks, and have gone from fasting levels of 12-14 mmol/l to regularly achieving less than 6 mmol/l. I've never managed this since I was diagnosed 4 years ago, so you can say I am well chuffed. I've also lost 5 kg, and have much better energy levels.

    I'm not as hardcore as some of you guys, so I've been losing weight a little slower. I intend to carry on until my BMI is bang in the middle of "normal".

    It's good to have others "in the club", so to speak, as hearing about your difficulties keeping to the diet makes me feel less guilty when I've fallen off the wagon. Tomorrow is always another day, and I feel increasingly positive about being in control again.

    Thanks, all of you.
     
  13. Kenny

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    We few. We happy few. We band of brothers.
     
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    pixor · Active Member

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    I even South Park'ised my Avatar ;)
     
  15. Kenny

    Kenny · Well-Known Member

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    Now you're talking!
     
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    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Last night I was naught. Really naughty. For my tea I ate a packet and a half of Onion Rings (corn snack) and put mayo and bacon bits on 'em.

    Bad goddamn times.

    I was out like a light at about 9pm, and in bed at 9:30 sound asleep. Won't be doing that again.

    The ONLY good thing to come from it, was the realisation that my sensitivity to carbs is back.
     
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    Hi Patch,

    I am following your progress with interest, can i ask if you are still taking your medication, or have you stopped your meds while you are on the diet, i am asking because i am thinking of doing this diet, but when i lost a stone with slimming world recently, i had nightmares with hypo's.

    Given that i was having hypo's when i was eating less, but still eating, it has occured to me that i would have to stop taking insulin and possibly metformin whilst on the diet. having said that, i would stop the diet if my BS did not even out inside a week. Its still just a thought, but i would like to know how you are dealing with your medication.

    Michele.
     
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    You don't need to answer my last question, i must have missed the post where you said without meds, i have just got that one now, Good luck you are doing really well, it's a really harsh diet, but so worth all the effort if you achieve your goal.

    keep striving.

    Michele
     
  19. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd strongly recommend it. If you're concerned, speak to a Dr. about it. I believe anyone that is currently taking metformin needs to stop met a couple of weeks before starting the diet.

    Check with your Dr.
     
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    bowell · Well-Known Member

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    Download the Notes for GP
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/assets/documents/InformationfordoctorsRT.pdf

    Talk to your GP
    from gp notes above

    Bob
     
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