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NEWCASTLE DIET - WEEK 6 UPDATE

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by Muzzer, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Muzzer

    Muzzer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    End of week 6
    Been a really tough hunger week for some reason but have stuck to the diet religiously.

    Today my weight is 12st 10.5lbs so just 2.5lbs away from my targeted weight of 12st 8lbs (started out at 15st 2lbs and as I understand it, I have to lose 15% ?).

    Blood pressure is completely normal at 120/60

    My Fasting BGs this week have been, 5.5, 5.7, 4.9, 4.8 5.1, 6.2 & 7.8
    Was really pleased getting into the 4's for the first time
    But can't understand why the last two days have elevated?


    I was on
    Dapagliflozin/Metforminhydrochlorid - 5mg/1000mg twice a day (Diabetes T2)
    Sitagliptin - 100mg once a day (Diabetes T2)
    Atorvastatin - 40mg once per day(Cholesterol)
    Losartan - 25mg once a day (blood pressure)
    Omeprazole - 20mg once per day (Gastro-resistant capsules)

    Now on Zero meds and have been for about 4 weeks

    Plan is to go for a long range test end of next week-ish.

    Also plan to continue with the diet even if I reach 12 st 8 lbs as I figure any further weight loss will only increase my chances of getting rid of the fats around them
    Pancreas and a Liver - Right?

    Any advice would be welcome right now as only doing what I THINK is right
     
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  2. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When you start eating "normally" you need to eat about 2/3 of what you use to eat, it would be sensible to keep carbs low forever but you should be able to eat limited carbs at some meals a few times a week. It may be a good option to move onto 5:2 at the end of the 8 weeks, so you eat normal food for 5 days week and keep doing the diet for 2 days a week.
     
  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Did you eat or do anything different the days before those high fastings, and what were your bedtime readings beforehand?

    Well done on sticking to it, and for your achievements so far. :)
     
  4. Peerless67

    Peerless67 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great results Muzzer, I would not be overly concerned about the rises in Fasting BG. I have had the same thing happen this past week without any changes to my diet.
    Also the 15% figure I believe was the average weight loss in the first trial. I was concerned about that too, but I really do not think it is as much of a concern as losing the fat from the liver and pancreas.
     
  5. Muzzer

    Muzzer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bluetit - Thanks

    Didn't do anything different at all. Calorie intake was under 800 for the day.
    Only thing I could think was I had Diaorreah (sp?)
    Not sure that would elevate skugars though
     
  6. Muzzer

    Muzzer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Peerless, Thanks
    I thought you had to lose 15% otherwise you had not lost the necessary visceral fat from around the Liver and Pancreas.
    So the only way of knowing is by testing at the end?

    I will still target 15% (12st 8lbs) & continue with the diet for the full 8 weeks to maximise my weight loss/chances of getting rid of visceral fat. I can always put a few lbs back on carefully afterwards.
     
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  7. Muzzer

    Muzzer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ringi, that's really helpful, thanks.
     
  8. Brunneria

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    Diaorrhea could definitely explain a rise in blood glucose - also viruses, food poisoning, fevers, infections (even something like toothache). :)
     
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  9. Muzzer

    Muzzer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Brunneria, good to know
     
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