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Newcastle diet - a little worried

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by Pauline2015, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Pauline2015

    Pauline2015 Type 2 · Member

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    I am interested in trying the Newcastle Diet but am a bit worried as to when i lose the weight and get my blood sugars down to a normal range do i go back to eating a normal diet or do i keep up with the shakes? Surely once you start eating again you will put the weight back on?
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    What is your "normal" diet?
     
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    Peerless67 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You do the diet for 8 weeks, your BG will come down very quickly as the fat and sugar stores in your liver go. Your pancreas however will take a bit longer which is why you need to continue for the 2 months.
    Once you have completed the 2 months Taylor advises that as you return to a normal diet you reduce your food intake by 1/3rd
    I assume he means by 1/3rd of what your used to eat.

    If you do go ahead ( I hope you do) let your doctor or diabetes nurse know as really you need to stop your medications, you will be shocked how fast you BG drops, I do not know what meds you are taking but some may cause you to have hypos if your BG drops too low.
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Personly I think it can often be better to start a low-carb diet first then once avoiding most carbs is part of day to day living, do the Newcastle Diet. However the Newcastle Diet. get BG down so quickly that most meds can be stopped within days, this is a lot easier than trying to adjust doses with "low carb".
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Hi @Pauline2015 :)

    I notice your avatar says you're Type 2 on Insulin - is this correct? If it is, you'll need to let your team know as your insulin doses might need adjusting.

    If you're not on insulin, you can change your 'type' through your Profile :)
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I read the other day that idea is to lower weight quickly in 8-12 weeks by consuming 800 calories then have a transition period (food reintroduction phase) for 6 weeks before resuming your normal diet - which they called 'weight loss maintenance' but obviously reducing the quantity you eat to ensure you stay at the same weight.

    Problem is I can't find it now! :( Its probably somewhere on the Newcastle University website
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Found it!!!! Its on page 5 here -> http://www.ncl.ac.uk/media/wwwnclacuk/newcastlemagneticresonancecentre/files/direct-protocol.pdf

     
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    Muzzer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am doing the Newcastle diet. When 8 weeks is up I intend to eat healthier than I was doing by cutting out the crisps, chocolates and rubbish foods. I am going to eat low carb to maintain and control bloods.
    Good luck and listen to what ring I tells you if you are on insulin.
    Peerless is also correct regarding meds. When your sugars drop, you need to make sure you don't let your meds take your sugars too low.
    I was taking my meds when I started but when my bloods dropped to 5.5 I reduced my meds until
    I no longer take any meds whatsoever.
     
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    fati2 Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Hi! I'm not on meds, but want to try the Newcastle diet, should I let my doctors know?
     
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    fati2 Prediabetes · Active Member

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    And where can I find the diet info from as I believe they have a daily plan of what you can eat and what you can't
     
  11. Boo1979

    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Its a v low calorie diet with quite prescriptive parameters involving 3 diet shakes a day with limited amounts of veg
    http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/Services/A-Z/DiabetesService/PatientsCarers/Documents/SJH NEWCASTLE DIET BOOKLET2012.pdf
    The blood sugar diet (book by michael mosely ) looks to a similar calorie limit but normal foods rather than shakes
    https://www.worldofbooks.com/the-8-...MIjujputee2AIVbbXtCh0HZwDvEAQYASABEgKAZfD_BwE
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/8-Week-Blood-Sugar-Diet-Recipe/dp/1780722931
     
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