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How much weight have YOU lost?

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Administrator, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Loobles

    Loobles Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I'd probably try upping your calories, rather than restricting them further as you're already on the low side. No point restricting unnecessarily. Give it a go for a few days. What does MFS say you should be having calorie-wise? Personally, I'm trying not to get too hung up on calories, but it's hard changing the habits of a lifetime! You could also try eating smaller meals more frequently - keeps your metabolism going. Just a few thoughts, but I maybe not the best person to take advice from right now!
     
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    Loobles Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I can sure relate to the obsession! :(
     
  3. Mandingo

    Mandingo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been using the Eat To Your Metre method to keep my blood glucose under control.
    Today I weigh 68kg when first diagnosed in July I was 82kg.
    I've gone from a 34 inch waist to a 30 inch waist.
    Now need to work on stopping the weight loss while still keeping the BG under strict control.
    Traffic Lights Coding :
    Red (Rice, Potatoes, Paste,Yams)
    Red-Amber (Porridge, Bread, Flour )
    Amber (Cornmeal, Bulger,Kidney Beans, Chickpea, Pinto .. ect )
    Green (Okra, Mushrooms, Pumpkin, Cabbage, leeks, Eggplant, Bitter Mellon,Avocado, Broccoli,Carrots, Cauliflower, Sprouts, Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Onion, Garlic)
     
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  4. Claire77

    Claire77 Type 2 · Member

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    I have been overweight for several years it got really bad but I was so depressed I couldn't c it!! When I was first diagnosed with type 2 I had bg of 18!!! 2 months later I have lost over 2 St and my bg is 6 or 7 average :) :)
     
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    Birdy · Active Member

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    Claire

    Well done. I hope you are really proud of your achievements 1. that your BG has improved and 2. the weight loss. You go girl!!

    Lily Bird x
     
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  6. Claire77

    Claire77 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you so much !! :) :)
     
  7. North_West

    North_West Friend · Member

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    Last year I've lost about 10 pounds. That was not really easy. I used to drink a lot of water, eat vegetables and mostly vegetarian meal. Usually I cook veggies in my Redmond multicooker, it has steamer as well. I would recommend to use this kind of devices to make different meals, because it becomes boring to eat every day same type of food.
     
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  8. Claire77

    Claire77 Type 2 · Member

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    That's what I been finding that meal time s are becoming a bit of a bore thanks for suggestion and well done to you !! :) x
     
  9. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Just thought I would let you all know I have started my final push down to 12 stone - From last monday I reduced my carb and fat intake and have so far dropped 3 lbs and now down to 12st 7lb this morning - I reckon 3 weeks and I will be there.
     
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  10. Claire77

    Claire77 Type 2 · Member

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    That is brilliant Andrew well done :)
     
  11. Paul Burton

    Paul Burton · Member

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    Hi everyone trying to loose weight. I would just like to let you all know a system that works. If you eat 20 grams of carbs per day for three days and then on the fourth day women should eat 40 grams of carbs and men should eat 60 grams of carbs, I call this the high carb day, then for the next four days eat 20 grams of carbs per day then have the high carb day i.e. women should eat 40 grams of carbs and men should eat 60 grams of carbs then for three days eat 20 grams of carbs just keep repeating three days on the low carb then the fourth day the high carb day as above then the four days low carb then the high carb. The great thing about this system is it fools your body into using your fat stores for fuel. The advantage is you don't get hungry as you can eat as much as you like of foods with no carbs i.e. meat fish cheese etc. If you get the Collins Carb Counting book it lists loads of foods with their carb values. The additional info you need is the Collins book also lists the net carb value of foods so for instance nuts have fibre so they have a nil value of net carbs for the diet point of view. You will have to check with your diabetes advisers as to if you have to include the insulin for those items just to be safe. I have lost a stone in six weeks. If you get hungry it is well worth drinking water and as I say you can eat nuts etc. My wife is also doing this diet but struggled to loose any weight initially as she has recently been diagnosed with thyroid problems and has to take tablets for that but now the tablets are working the diet is working. before that she just kept putting weight on even though she was cutting down on her food. At least when she was following the low carb high carb diet she wasn't putting the weight on. It is important to make sure you do eat the 20 grams of carbs per day to keep your body in working order. The difficult thing is working out the different meals with the reduced amount of carbs. If after the three or four days i.e. on the high carb day you have way over the 40 or 60 grams of carbs you can get light headed I guess it's a sugar rush so be careful. I hope this helps you people trying to loose weight. Some people report because their bodies switch from using the food they normally eat to using their body fat for food and fuel they have more energy. As with all diets if you can increase the amount of exercise you do this helps you burn more fat off more quickly. I sit and work at a computer all day so don’t get enough exercise. At lunch time I saw up my firewood this is a win win as I then get a bit of exercise and I get a nice pile of fire wood and chopped logs for the fire. Obviously this is easier for me as I work from home. Another thing I now do is more regularly walk to the shops to buy your food rather than driving etc. Glass of red wine on this diet is low carb a whiskey is no carbs. Cheers!
     
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  12. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    lol paul that is so complicated - you are just doing LCHF but varying the amount of carb but both values are still low carb. If it is just for a few weeks to blast it off I find dropping the calories and the carbs the best way. If you want it to be a sustained loss then just do a normal LCHF and vary the fat intake.
     
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  13. Paul Burton

    Paul Burton · Member

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    Thanks but I've stuck with that system. The high carb day is a bit of a treat so we have stuck with it as we don't get hungry. You have done well to loose your weight. Well done hope you feel better for it.
     
  14. Jackthehat

    Jackthehat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lost a stone in 7 weeks, diet and gym, oddly my weight levelled off when i started using the weight machines, can you be 18st and fit as opposed to 18st and fat?
     
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  15. Jackthehat

    Jackthehat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    12stone....

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  16. Perryclare

    Perryclare Type 2 · Member

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    Have loss weight lately, realised I had diabetes 2
     
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  17. CliffMiller

    CliffMiller Gestational · Newbie

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    In order to wear the sequin cocktail dresses i bought from gbridal, i lost up to 20 pounds.
     
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  18. Jackthehat

    Jackthehat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My cocktail dress is at the cleaners
     
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  19. purplestar

    purplestar Type 1 · Member

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    My BMI is 52 and I never thought I would be able to say this, but thanks to advice on this forum I have taken control and my new low carb diet has paid off. Three weeks in and I have lost 9 pounds. I am thrilled! I hope this is going to be the start of a new phase in my life.
     
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    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you. Lchf has helped me shed 2 stones and im at target weight now and never hungry. I eat so much!
     
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