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My Newcastle Study Diet

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by johnts, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. johnts

    johnts · Well-Known Member

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    Started yesterday morning using Optislim after buying a 12 week pack plus 18 extra shakes which is a 8 week supply based on 3 shakes per day, direct from Optislim themselves deal on 99p per sachet and the pack included some meals aswell and fibre. took my fasting blood test at 08:00 and was 13.4 No Metformin taken since saturday and then was only half my usual daily intake of 4 x 500ml so had 2 pills
    never tested throughout the day but started with
    Day 1 27th sept Fasting BG 13.4
    08:00 Banana shake in water 200ml.
    12:00 Vanilla shake in water 200ml.
    17:00 Chicken Soup 200ml

    Must admit was very ravenish during the first day sleep was no problem just had a glass of water during the day
     
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    Day 2 Fasting BG 10.6 coming down all ready Weight 13.13 stones
    08:00 Chocolate Mint shake in water 200ml
    12:00 Royal Chocolate shake in water 200ml
    17:00 Chicken Soup in water 200ml
    Tested after last shake
    +1hour BG 10.3
    +2 hours BG 8.3 retested and thats what it is so a decent drop from yesterdays Fasting of 13.4
     
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    Mint choc is one of my least favourite shakes - it seems to have a different (worse) texture/consistency than the rest.
     
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    I found it allright Pat but found the chicken soup a bit grainy and tasteless but again when you hungry acceptable lol
     
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    Day 3
    Fasting BG 9.7
    07:15 Caramel shake in water 200ml
    12:00 Strawberry shake in water 200ml
    17:00 Chicken soup in water 200ml

    +2 hour BG 10.1

    Bedtime BG 8.4
     
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    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fasting BG DEFINETELY going in the right direction, mate!
     
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    Yep looks like on stream for the weekly reading should be normal But being Type 2 for 6 years may not cure me but if not the lesson of food intake will make a difference for the future
     
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    Good luck Johnts!

    I started this morning. So far so good!

    Cheers

    Dave
     
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    Go for it, only problem was the first day was hunger pangs but drink plenty of water and thats sorted Best of luck with it youll do fine and when you see the results pretty quickly then it gives you the motivation to continue after all its only 8 weeks not 8 years and youll reap the benefits
    John
     
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    I was ravenous and felt a bit cold for the first few days too. As you say, though - it's only 8 weeks.
     
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    Day 4 FBG 9.0 No metformin since saturday
    Done a 4 mile cycle ride this morning just after 6am not been on it since June will do 7 miles tomorrow to get in the swing again
    07:45 Chocolate Mint shake 200ml
    12:00 Caramel shake 200ml
    16.30 Chicking Soup 200ml
     
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    Glad to hear that exersise seems ok. I want to carry on playing football whilst I'm on the diet. Day 2 for me, feeling a tad cold and like I'm walking on a boat but that will pass.

    Bg of 4.8 2 hours post Slimfast shake. No Metformin since Wednesday night.

    Just one thing. My daughter came home last night with KFC. Nothing has ever smelled so nice to me :oops: Only another 7 weeks 5 days to go!

    Cheers

    Dave
     
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    Day 5 FBG 8.4
    Will be having the usual shakes n soup during the day what I havent stated is been having Brocoli and Cauliflower some days with the shakes and Rocket and 2 cherry tomatoes on others just a pinch of them the portions are a small cup full but found better Fasting figures with only the 3 shakes per day
     
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    Day 6 FBG 10.1 stupidly ate some kitkats night before hunger pangs so pushed my fasting level up no shake at 08:00 first one was at 12:00 BG then was 8.4

    only had 1 shake and the soup with a bit of salad, at 22:00 BG was 8.1
     
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    Day 7 FBG 7.8

    Today will be the 2 shakes and soup really pleased with the results thus far
     
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    Day 8 FBG 6.9

    The usual lot of shakes and soup today and a portion of brocolli and cauli later
     
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    Day 9 5/10 07:50 FBG 7.3 no meds
    Day 10 6/10 07:00 FBG 6.9 no meds
    Day 11 7/10 08:00 FBG 7.4 no meds 2 shakes 2 small salads taking Gymnema Sylvestre 2 x 300mg
    Day 12 8/10 08:00 FBG 6.4 no meds weight 13.05 17:00 BG 6.0
    Day 13 9/10 09:40 FBG 5.5 no meds. shake +2hourBG 7.0
     
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    Hi J and well done mate.

    Impressive results! I've heard of this Newcastle study but never actually seen the recommended diet sheet. Do you have a copy ? or know where I can get one before I spend £8500 I haven't got (credit card) on bariatric surgery to try to cure DB, when I may be able to normalise with this diet.
     
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    Here is the link to the diet sheet print it off it dont have to be Optifast just cant get it in this country apart from on Prescription only given to pre op overweight people to lose weight proir to the op and I asked my GP couldnt get it so went for Optislim its higher in Carbs 20g compared to some that are lower but theres plenty out there Slimfast etc
    the shakes must be made with water no milk at all

    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/assets/docu ... ecipes.pdf
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    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press ... 2-diabetes

    It seems to work ok just taken me longer to get normal results compared to others find 2 shakes and salad I get much better results The Gymnema Sylvestre is a herb that eats sugars ebay for that
     
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    A quick summary so far of my results
    Day 1 27/09 08:00 FBG 13.4 no meds since 24/09

    Day 2 28/09 08:00 FBG 10.6 no meds weight 13.13 stones
    Day 3 29/09 07:05 FBG 9.7 no meds
    Day 4 30/09 07:45 FBG 9.0 no meds
    Day 5 1/10 07:00 FBG 8.4 no meds stupidly eaten KitKats
    Day 6 2/10 07:30 FBG 10.1 no meds bed time 8.1
    Day 7 3/10 07:00 FBG 8.4 08:30 BG 7.8 no meds weight 13.10 stones
    Day 8 4/10 07.45 FBG 6.9 no meds
    Day 9 5/10 07:50 FBG 7.3 no meds
    Day 10 6/10 07:00 FBG 6.9 no meds
    Day 11 7/10 08:00 FBG 7.4 no meds 2 shakes 2 small salads taking Gymnema Sylvestre 2 x 300mg
    Day 12 8/10 08:00 FBG 6.4 no meds weight 13.05 17:00 BG 6.0
    Day 13 9/10 09:40 FBG 5.5 no meds. shake +2hour BG 7.0
     
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