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GI Patch

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by wootters, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. wootters

    wootters · Member

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    Hi, I've received one of those spam emails advertising the GI Patch - they reckon it can stop sugar and carb cravings. I am really struggling at the moment and am seriously tempted to buy something like this to help me. Has anyone any experience of this patch or anything similar?
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    No never used or even heard of a GI Patch, I wouldn't respond as its most likely a con and be wary of giving bank/credit details to organisations and companies who have contacted you in this way.

    Nigel
     
  3. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    It has an unfortunate name and have just read about it here,

    gipatch.co.uk/faq.html IMHO it is a load of rubbish. It is not a magic bullet as you still have to follow a GI diet. Many of us will testify that GI/GL and portion control works anyway.
     
  4. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    Nope......never heard of it till just now. So without advertising it here is my impartial view.
    Had a look at the 'blurb' ..........

    It also says should be used in conjunction with a low fat, low calorie diet so that in itself should go a long way to losing weight without the 'aid' of any Patch ? However, if you are struggling you probably need to just reduce the carbs in your diet ? Have a look at the Basic information for newly diagnosed in Greetings and Introductions.....that should help reduce your Bg numbers and have the benefit of also helping with weight loss if you need to.

    As Nigel says....these things are usually just designed to relieve you of your money.........not so much the weight.
     
  5. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can get free samples at www dot gipatch dot co dot uk. I'd be wary, though. They'll probably sting you for a couple of quid for postage.

    It comes with a diet and exercise plan (which you should have already as a diabetic), and I'd be wary of exactly HOW it works...

    Don't forget about the placebo effect. The thing with placebos, is - for some people, they work amazingly well. For some people, they don't work at all.
     
  6. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I thought this post was about"our Patch" thought he had joined the American army, can`t say whether I am disappointed or not :lol:
    CAROL
     
  7. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You'd love me in a GI uniform, Carol.

    From my G.I head to the heels of my G.I shoes.

    Uh huh huh...
     
  8. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    please dont send photo :shock:
     
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