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Newcastle Diet - Day 1

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by Tabbyjoolz, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Tabbyjoolz

    Tabbyjoolz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Weight: 87.7kg FBG 7.3

    Well, here I am on Day 1 of the Newcastle Diet. even though I have kept good control of my diabetes through a LCHF diet and exercise since diagnosis in August 2016, my insatiable curiosity has driven me to try something very extreme which is against my nature.

    Admittedly, a combination of a holiday in Portugal in mid-November and Christmas overindulging has ensured that my LCHF diet has gone a little off the rails, so I’m hoping I can reestablish some control over my eating. Once my eight-week stint is up I shall gradually return to LCHF. My aim is to shed weight and regain normal blood glucose although I’m realistic that this would never be a “reversal”, only “remission”, and that I’ll never be able to go back to the “old” ways of eating pre-diagnosis.

    Hungry? A little. I’ve had water, one cup of black tea, two cups of black coffee and a Superdrug shake with soya milk (not bad!) and there is a pot of cabbage and kombu soup simmering on the stove for my lunches at work for the next couple of days.

    If, at any time, I feel too ill, or too hungry, I am prepared to throw in the towel, but I’m prepared to give it my best shot. I may not post on here day by day, but will aim for an update at least once a week.

    So, here goes...
     
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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Good luck!
     
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  3. AlcalaBob

    AlcalaBob Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck.
     
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  4. Salvia

    Salvia Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Good on you for trying it; you know we'll all be rooting for you. Very best of luck !
     
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    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    Good on you
     
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    Duffysmum Family member · Member

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    Best of luck - we (OH and me) are just going into week 2 - it isn't easy, but already have seen reductions in blood glucose readings and have lost some weight - although we both have a lot to lose LOL!

    You obviously know what you are doing, good luck and look forward to your postings!
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, I'll be watching with interest!
     
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  8. pt_crompton

    pt_crompton Type 2 · Newbie

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    I too started it yesterday. I have survived 1 day.
     
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