1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Newcastle Diet, tea/ coffee question.

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by ForestQueen, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. ForestQueen

    ForestQueen LADA · Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Hi everyone, I was hoping someone could answer a question for me.

    Can you drink tea or coffee on the Newcastle diet? I know you can't have milk, but can you drink tea of coffee black? Or are they not allowed in their own right?

    Many thanks in advance for any help :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    3,176
    Likes Received:
    4,093
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I drank lots of black tea. Milk of course has calories etc so black is fine
     
  3. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    8,914
    Likes Received:
    11,774
    Trophy Points:
    198
    But beware that caffeine causes a cortisol response, which in turn leads to both a glucagon release and an insulin response. As a result, it may not be wise to drink coffee.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  4. ForestQueen

    ForestQueen LADA · Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Thankyou Andrew. Eight weeks without any tea was quite an onerous thought, so this is good news :)
     
  5. ForestQueen

    ForestQueen LADA · Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Thankyou Tim, very helpful. I'll just have the odd cup of Earl Grey.
     
  6. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    7,777
    Likes Received:
    12,686
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I used peppermint tea, but any leaf tea is fine. I also drank coffee, no ill effects, but seemed to lose the taste for it. No milk.
     
  7. muzza3

    muzza3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    3,994
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Hi @ForestQueen
    I drank Tea and coffee throughout the 8 weeks I was on ND (with a dash of skim milk) I am not recommending it but I lost a significant amount of weight and lowered my BG's to normal levels as well
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. hillj757

    hillj757 Type 2 · Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Great advice, I am day 2 of the ND and was kinda thinking I would drink coffee with skimmed milk as my treat.
     
  9. Muzzer

    Muzzer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Hi
    I am on week 8 of the ND
    I know the original ND said no dairy

    So I only drink black coffee which helps get your metabolism going anyway.
    I can't drink black tea so dropped that.
    Other people during Earl Grey and other infusions. Green tea is a great one.
    You can also drink diet drinks that are sugar free.
    It is very important to drink plenty of water, at least 2 litres per day
     
  10. Muzzer

    Muzzer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Hi muzza (great name!)
    Where are you at with your BGs, meds, HbA1c, weight etc?
    Would be interested to know as I intend to go low carb next week at the end of my ND
     
  11. Peerless67

    Peerless67 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    187
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I have been drinking black coffee, in fact black coffee has been my breakfast throughout my 8 weeks of diet.
     
  12. Tannith

    Tannith · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    735
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I did Newcastle with 900 cals real food. That included tea which I prefer to coffee. It worked for me. I lost 11 and a half percent of my weight and got my hbac down to 40 and my fbgs to 5.6. (or was it 5.3 - I forget now I'd have to look it up) I finished in jan 18 and am now losing a little more weight just to give myself a buffer zone in case of emergency.
     
  13. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

    Messages:
    24,944
    Likes Received:
    30,480
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Oh I did not know that! I have drunk decaff coffee for years, but lots of ordinary tea. A few weeks ago I changed over to decaff tea, and this was around the same time my fasting and before meals levels notched downwards. I wonder if that is the reason. I only swapped to decaff to slow my heart rate down a bit. Double bonus!! Thanks.
     
  14. Rosiecat1

    Rosiecat1 · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
     
  15. Rosiecat1

    Rosiecat1 · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    so does Green Tea put up your cortisol as well then? I have addisons disease and have to take hydrocortisone 3 x a day since being diagnosed in 2015 purely by chance on a routine blood test.
    I started the Newcastle diet on Tuesday and have lost 5lb already, am using Slimfast shakes as my Dr couldn't do prescription for Optifast, the nutritional values for Slimfast are the closest to Optifast that I found and easily obtainable
    I am Type 2 since 2010 and am on Metformin 2 x day 1 x Forxiga a day and was on 60mg Gliclazide a day also but stopped that and the Forxiga when I started this because I have done a v low carb diet in 2015 and lost a stone and blood sugars went from 69 to 48 in six months and I came off ALL diabetes medication - so know I wont need the Glic/Forx when I loose a bit of weight.
    Was put on Forxoga early last year and Gliclazide this feb having had rise in Blood sugar readings after Xmas (only to be expected I think!)
     
    #15 Rosiecat1, May 17, 2018 at 2:14 PM
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook