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My first attempt at the 8-week blood sugar diet

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by lisajo2016, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. lisajo2016

    lisajo2016 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My 3rd day in and I'm finding it ok.

    I have been trying to be as lchf as possible for the last few months and recently been adding a couple of days of intermittent fasting.

    Anybody else had a go and what are you suggestions?

    I'm wandering wether to do the liquid diets drinks for a couple of weeks like he suggests in the book?

    Thanks

    Lisa
     
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  2. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm on day 2 of my second week and I'm finding it okay this time. I bought the recipe book (written by Michael Mosley's wife) which has been very useful.

    This is my third attempt - the first time I managed about five weeks and the second time I managed 3 and a half weeks. I have a lot more enthusiasm for it this time (no holidays or Christmas to get in the way) and I haven't had problems with sleeping this time like I did before.

    I did think about trying the shakes but I think I would get bored very quickly. My aim is to fast until my evening meal with just a mug of beef Bovril if I get too hungry and then have a 750-800 calorie low carb medium fat meal. it seems to be working. I lost 5lbs last week. :)
     
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  3. lisajo2016

    lisajo2016 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi chook,

    I've bought both books and find the recipe book excellent. Probably a lot of the recipes I'd enjoy. Just a bit puzzled by the porridge ones as I normally avoid carbs? Luckily I didn't have any milk in as I really wanted porridge.

    I'm used to fasting 16-18 hours a couple of tmes a week now so I think that's a really good idea, to save calories till tea.

    I've been struggling to sleep for over a week now. I go to bed tired but it's taking a good 1-2 hours to get off to sleep. Quite weird as I'm used to feeling exhausted at bedtime and fall straight a sleep. Have you found out the reason for this?

    5lb!! That's great.

    Thanks
    Lisa
     
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  4. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    The sleep problem is exactly what I've had before and I think I was just going to bed hungry. Eating one biggish mwal at about 6pm seems to have helped with that as I'm sleeping fine at the moment (or I would be if our new dog didn't keep waking me up at silly times.)

    Yes, I thought the porridge was strange as well but I suppise its a bit much asking people who haven't low carbed before to cut calories down to 800 AND low carb. I've been on a low carb medium fat way of eating for coming up to rwo years and I don't think I would want to go back to a normal diet even if i could. I think reintroducing carbs would make me hungry all the time like i was before low carbing.

    I remember reading somewhere that the diet drinks that were used in the original Newcastle diet were quite carby.
     
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  5. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, as the Newcastle diet showed, at 800 calories even carby shakes are fine, and everyone finds their BG seems to manage, both fasting numbers, and after the shake.
     
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    lisajo2016 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh right that's good. I'll have a look around. Think they might be good for a busy shift at work.

    Thanks @douglas99
     
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    lisajo2016 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol my labs 4 and she's decided if ones up we are all up!

    I was a high carber before being diagnosed. Hence why I felt shocking.
    Always had a bit of supper before bed. Recently changed supper to a bit of protein. But even more recently to nothing so I think you're right although I don't feel hungry just empty.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Empty is a very good way to describe it. :). I'm struggling with just that in the late afternoons at the moment. My husband has just changed jobs (this week) and his getting home time is a bit erratic at the moment. Hopefully it'll settle down soin and I'll get back to regular meal times again.

    Yes, our new dog is a one year old black Lab - his previous home was a bit chaotic (to put it nicely) so we're working on feeling secure and our walk/mealtime routine at the moment. My other dogs are an 8 year old yellow girl Labrador and a dark grey/black scruffy looking Labradoodle boy whose coming up to 4.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes :). I always ate lots of carbs too. It was brown everything - brown rice, wholemeal pasta, jacket potatoes and rustic wholemeal seeded bread. But that's what we were told we needed to eat if we wanted to get healthy, I ate like that for years and years not realising I was making my diabetes worse.. :angelic:
     
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    lisajo2016 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Had to walk her 5 times a day until she learnt recall off the lead. Then she ran after a ball until she lay down in the field exhausted. That was twice a day up until recent. So energetic!

    Just weighed and lost 7lb in 7 days!! A couple of days doing 5:2, 3 days the diabetic diet and the rest lc.

    Good luck xx
     
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