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Planning a fast why not get some support and record your achievements?

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by shelley262, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Hi all

    @Flora123 I think it’s personal choice about diet drinks. It seems to be individual as to whether they cause an insulin response and/or trigger cravings. When I was using OMAD almost daily the first summer after diagnosis I found a Diet Coke would often help stave off hunger. Now I find them incredibly sweet and although I have a couple in the fridge, it’s been several weeks since I drank one - like @Pipp I find sparkling water with a slice of lime to be a good alternative. Totally up to you and as @bulkbiker says, if the odd one during a fast helps you continue, why not?

    @lessci good to see you on the thread - the more the merrier.

    All, I’ve had to adjust my plans. Am starting my fast tonight - just had dinner and will go until dinner on Wednesday. Found out today that it’s my best work buddy’s 20 year anniversary at the end of this week and as she doesn’t work Fridays, we’re planning a celebration on Thursday. I was asked to make some of my ‘healthy’ cakes (one of my younger colleagues proudly tells anyone who will listen that ‘Goonergal’s cakes are really healthy - like eating a salad!!j which will mean baking on Wednesday night and it would be an enormous feat of self control to do that while fasting, and even more of one not to sample any of them on Thursday, so have switched the fast around.

    Works well as I’ll leave work early tomorrow and have a long walk to the APPG-Diabetes meeting (walking always dulls my appetite) and then the meeting itself will be a distraction. Will post starting stats in the morning.
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Do you want to start a new thread.. I'll be starting after dinner on Tuesday evening.. probably.. curry tonight!
     
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  3. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Good idea. I’ll start a thread for the fast. Off out now, so will do when I get back/in the morning.
     
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  4. Flora123

    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don’t do tea! Water it is
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Will do my best to avoid my treat and stick to water. When do you test for ketones? I’m limiting my test strips for ketones. Thanks
     
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  7. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I drank gallons of those herbal/fruit teas. I think I just needed a different taste in my mouth from plain water. If you live near a Home Bargains they are doing some of the Tetley ones for 89p.
     
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  8. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Normally I only test ketones on Friday am to keep an eye on things but this week I’m planning on testing as I start, after full days fast and again before I break my fast. I feel I’d like to what’s happening but agree that ketone strips very pricey so need to limit them.
     
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  9. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i find i get the best test in the early afternoon - I have no idea why.
     
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  10. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant looking forward to it
     
  11. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you know that if you've got a steady hand you can cut them in half lengthwise.
     
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  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Only the one's you pee on though.. I don't think blood ketone strips would work that way...
     
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  13. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh no, you 're right of course. I always forget the other ones exist.
     
  14. shelley262

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    @lessci your plans for lent sound good good luck with it will be interested to see how you get on
     
  15. shelley262

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    @lessci your plans for lent sound good good luck with it will be interested to see how you get on
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck @Goonergal ill join your new actual fast thread when start which may be tomorrow or Wednesday depending on how things go but will do 48 hours from when start and take recordings.
    Excited to hear how your House of Commons visit goes will all take mind off fasting!
     
  17. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use ones for caresens dual one pound a time!
     
  18. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    In some traditions the Lent fast is from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday, but, (the interesting bit) Sundays are excluded. So you do have some leeway for up to six fast free days during that time.
    :)
     
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  19. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I’m at my ideal weight now but am keen to continue fasts for this reason as I hope over time the fasts will make a slight difference to the loose skin
     
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  20. Goonergal

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