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This 8 week 800 calorie a day thing

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Jamrox, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Jamrox

    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Brunmeria , I stood up 2 weeks ago and my knee was sore . My GP said it is soft tissue damage and will get better . Rest , ice , compression and elevation .
    Not easy at work .
    The positive side of this diet is I'm not hungry , I ate loads of rubbish for the week before I started and like I said I was going to balloon if I hadn't taken action. As it is I'm 2lb lighter
     
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    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Was nt to outrageous with the rice . Need to behave again now ..
     
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    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    184 Cals over today !! Oh well nobodies died
     
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    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Day 8 and the results are great bs 4-6.7 all day , reduced my morning insulin to 16 units novomix 30/70. Bs stayed around 6 two hours post dinner with no insulin tonight. Weight lost 9lbs happy
     
  5. Jamrox

    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great Lorraine . I'm on day 7 or will be when I get out of bed.
    I've lost 2 lb, not huge but ok. I'm 5'7 and 160lb.BMI 25.1 . My waist is in the red zone of the Diabetes tape so that's a worry.

    Still not very active . Knee sore . Planning a trip to Aldi to stock up .

    1 thing I am finding strange :
    I love chocolate and switched to dark ages ago . I buy the Aldi mosser type that comes in 5 little individual bars in the pack. I find I can only eat half a bar now and have had enough. Never in my 50 years ( apart from early pregnancy and no I'm not pregnant at 50 !!I hope lol)
    have I left chocolate
     
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    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I little cat , how's your knee ? Hope it's feeling better . Mines still sore and I'm sick of it now . 2 weeks of hobbling also hurts your back , your hips etc doesn't it
     
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    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So here are some stats
    Start weight -162lb now 160 =-2lb
    FBS hovered around the 6 mark give or take a couple of points .
    Waist was 95cm at start , now 92cm = - 3cm . The waist was a big surprise , I 'be always had a chunky waist even when I was young
     
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    Just finished the 8 weeks. Lost 27 pounds. Fasting bloods from 10.9 to 5.3. Lost 10 inches from waist and nearly two dress sizes.
     
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  9. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Well done.
    Do you have a plan for how you are going to eat now 8 weeks is finished?
     
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    Thank you. Going to continue for a while as lots more weight to lose. Have a few days away in March, so will just make best choices. Back on this when I get home, until a residential conference in April. Again, will make the best choices I can, then back on this for a while. Just taking it one step at a time.
     
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    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've had a funny busy day and somehow ate 657 calories . I have eaten yoghurt and berries for breakfast , cuppa soup at lunch then was busy so didn't eat til about 7 . Had salad , scallops and a fish cake . Then because my calorie count was low had more yoghurt and have a small chocolate bar . Stuffed .Had a couple of Doritos but I can't eat any more now or I won't sleep . Suppose it's the volume of salad and levels out yesterday intake.

    I'm wondering now what I used to eat to go to 12-15 hundred calories a day .
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Mal1978 Type 1 · Active Member

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    800 calories a day would drive me insane, I consume between 3-4000cals a day and still want more. I would imagine your energy levels will go through the floor and you will feel like sh*t most of the time, I wouldn't recommend it at all.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    But I suppose you are not overweight?
     
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    Mal1978 Type 1 · Active Member

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    @zand no I am not overweight but even for some one overweight 800cals a day is still a very low amount for anyone.
     
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    I never felt better than I did during the time I followed a strict Newcastle diet, total food replacement, with 600 cals a day. I was at that time twice the recommended weight, and desperate to bring BG levels and BMI to a more acceptable level. I was able to undertake 7 intense water based exercise sessions a week, with no ill effects. It was explained to me thus: the ketones suppress hunger, and invoke a feeling of wellbeing.

    Of course, I don't suggest this would work for everyone. I understand we all have different physiological needs.
     
  17. Finsky

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    One diabetic doctor 'prescribed' me 4 weeks on 800 kcal diet to 'jump start' my insulin sensitivity. I agreed to his plan..but once back home I realized..I received No instructions or advise what foods to include/avoid or how go about it..absolutely nothing!
    I made appointment to see dietician...who was horrified of doctor's plans and said 'ABSOLUTELY NO' for them.
    So that was that...
    Since then I have trialled it on my own...but I do have to say it is not for me. I can do it few days but then I start feeling really rough and unwell...oh and sooooo cold, like my body is not able to heat itself up.
    And yet..in my younger days, before diabetes, I did do few times Vogel 1 week fast..just liquids and I was feeling just fine!?
    I bet 4 or more weeks with 800 plan would just about kill me...that's if I would have enough will power in first place..
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes it is, but being overweight also zaps your energy. I would do anything to lose my excess baggage. The 800 calories isn't that hard if you think that's the only way left to try.
     
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    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Finsky , I'm on day 8 , been ok but you are right the passed few days I have been freezing cold .
     
  20. TooManyCrisps

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    Don't forget that the weather has been very cold for the last few days, that might make a difference. Well done for even attempting it, i dont think I would have the willpower.
     
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