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Newcastle diet starting Monday, done it once who gonna join me on my journey??

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by geordie90, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Steve50

    Steve50 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry - I meant - keep US updated!
     
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    I am one hour ahead of the UK, I am in Switzerland, thanks for the tips, so salt and Olive oil on the salad.
     
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    Steve50 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Day 28 - half way point. Weight down again. Weight loss since starting ND 7.5kg. Fasting blood 4.2. BMI 24.2. Very happy with the results so far. I have another 4.4kg to go to reach the magic 82.5 - which will be 25% of my body weight from when I started losing weight last September. So close!!!!
     
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    Steve50 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And loads of water!
     
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  5. telandy

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    Fanstastic work Steve keep it going, are you having your ''meal" in the day or in the evening. I am no expert but I would slowly come of the meds to see what happens.
     
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    Steve50 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    HI Telandy

    I try and put off the first shake for the day till as close to midday as possible. I can do this by drinking loads of tea and water. Then I have the next one around 4pm.

    Around 7.30pm I have my 'meal' with the family. This is usually a salad or soup that I have made for my self - but I have also tried a lot of alternatives for taste - garlic mushrooms are my favorite - they are really tasty, close to meat in texture and light - do you get more volume. I put it together with some salad - 50/50 up to 200gms.

    Then it's tea or water till the next day. I do have zero calorie fizzy drinks for taste and because they tend to fill me up a little better.

    If my fasting readings stay low for a couple more days I will consider coming off the meds. I have been having a few DP's (dawn phenomenon) episodes
    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/blood-glucose/dawn-phenomenon.html
    so don't want to take any risks.

    Think I'll talk to my Diabetic Nurse and see what she suggests.
     
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    Steve50

    Thanks for the insight, very interesting, I have been having the meal at lunchtime. salads and soups (with added salt and olive oil) but I have found that I am peckish in the evening. Good idea with the mushrooms. What I also am doing is counting my steps every day to keep active, some days are better than others but I am trying to average 10000 steps per day.

    I was a big tea with milk drinker, so I am now having fruit tea and water varying it with zero calorie cola, but I may gone down your route taking the shake later and that way trying to keep the munchies away.

    Off for a long walk in the fresh air (rain)!
     
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    Steve50 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Day 29. Weight down a little more 0.1kg. Total weight loss on ND 7.6kg. BMI still 24.2. Fasting blood up a little - 5.6.
     
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    Steve50 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Day 30. No change to the weight - but fasting blood was 4.8. All good and still hanging in. :happy:
     
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    brettsza Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    End of week 7
    Total weight lost 19Kg's
    Beginning to see the end now as today will be my last day of diet next week and then on to some normal food.
    Sick of shakes but not of veggies and soups as I can alter them a little to my taste
    Fasting BG ranges between 4.2 and 4.8 although I only saw a 4.8 one day, average has been more or less like 4.5 both fasting and throughout the day.
    Wearing a very loose and baggy looking 30 waist trouser now and I know if I get a 28 I will fit in it but I would not really like to go in that region, I really atleast want 30.
    As per whatever I have heard and researched, Prof Taylor says 15kg or I think it was 25% of body weight needs to be lost in 8 weeks (I could be wrong as I think I read it somewhere) and I have gone beyond that in both respects.
     
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    Hi @Pipp - can you tell me how you were able to reduce meds while on the diet first time around?
     
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    Great job!
    That reminded me when I got down to your level I chucked or gave away all my clothes so I couldn't grow back into them again :)
     
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    brettsza Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's a very nice idea actually.
     
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    Well done Mate. :) It's awesome and inspiring.
     
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    I have an appraissal with my boss in a posh hotel next week including dinner, so I am going to have to break the ND, any thoughts no alcohol. protein, low carbs. I probably wont be able to get away with a salad or soup. Day 9 for me and my stomach is reducing and there is a nice warm feeling inside,
     
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  17. RobOwen

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    Day 14 and have lost a complete stone (14lbs) since starting ND. Clothes more comfortable as Telandy above mentions - stomach & face showing the main losses, athough the wristwatch is loose on my wrist too :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Steve50

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    Day 31 - and away on business - so no scales. Fasting blood 5.9.

    In a similar situation to Telandy - have to go out for dinner tonight with 'clients'. I have decided not to drink wine. It should be ok if I stick to Diet Coke etc... and for the meal I'll order a steak with a salad. That looks like a pretty normal type of meal - and while it will probably push over the 600cals - at least it is HFLC. I'll avoid the bread and deserts of course. And I plan on taking some time in the hotel gym to either burn it off before or after. It will be interesting to see if if spikes my blood, reverses ketosis and/or sets back the ND effect.

    Otherwise - I'm able to have shakes for other meals.

    However - did have to buy some new clothes!
     
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  19. Steve50

    Steve50 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done Rob. Great effort.

    It's really odd when you notice where the weight is coming off. I noticed one day that I was walking round inside my trousers! They used to fit snugly - then all of a sudden I felt the front and back of my legs touching the material as I walked. I also noticed my slip on shoes were lose!
     
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  20. RobOwen

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    Yep, my very tight stretchy 38" waist trousers are now comfortable and my belt has done up 3 notches more...was just making the last hole a couple of weks ago.
     
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