800 calorie recipe book

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  • posted by Oldtimeram
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    Hi

    There seem to be several 800 calorie recipe books available. Which one is the best one to get?
    I did read that some of the calorie counts on some of the recipes were inaccurate, but I am not sure which book this refers to.

    Any help would be appreciated

  • posted by sunshine-girl
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    Hi oldtimeram and welcome to the site. There are two main books for this diet – the 8 week BDS diet recipe book and the Fast 800 recipe book – both by Dr Claire Bailey and a partner. She is doctor Mosleys wife. Both books are slightly inaccurate in calories etc but mainly due to some recipes calling for things like a medium chicken breast rather than the actual weight, or a portion of this or that. What you need to do is log the exact ingredients into a calculator (fatsecret, myfitnesspal or other) or just type nuturitionly info and the name of the food into your browser and do your own adding up.

    I wouldnt worry too much if you are few more calories here and there as other days you will be a few less. Another good resource is thedietdoctor website with more info on good and bad carbs.

  • posted by Oldtimeram
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    Thanks very much for the advice, it’s much appreciated

    Graham
    (Oldtimeram)

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  • posted by waveCrest
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    Hi Graham,
    I have the “The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book” by Clare Bailey.
    I use it for ideas rather than follow it religiously (e.g. I’m allergic to eggs).
    I use myFitnessPal to log everything that goes down my throat. It’s gives a reasonably accurate view of calories, carbs, fat and protein. It also give an indication of sodium, potassium, vitamins, etc. which I found useful. If you use a combination of the app for logging and the website for reporting and analysis, you don’t really need to pay a subscription. It’s easy to use and has kept me on track. If there’s dishes you like, you can add all the ingredients as a recipe so they become a one-shot entry. When I have had blips, I can usually determine the cause from the myFitnessPal logs.
    I’ve also been logging my weight in an excel spreadsheet every morning. It reports the loss for the day, total loss, % loss since start, % loss in last 7 days, predicts a date for my target milestone weights and predicts a weight at the end of the eight week period. I find this stuff motivational.

    From a bloke perspective: The diet has and is working in terms of weight loss. I’m on day 37 and I’m down from 135kg to 121.5kg which is a 10% loss. So far, it’s been relatively easy – I don’t really have hunger. Sometimes feel a bit weak and sometimes a bit constipated even though I drink 3.5l of water a day now. My only concern is that my fasting BG tests are still hovering in the mid to high 6’s (mmol/L) after an initial rapid drop from the high 9’s. (I have tried waiting until later in the morning, using a variety of meters & calibrating again a test in the doctor’s surgery)

    Best wishes! I hope your experience is as positive as mine.

  • posted by waveCrest
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    Oh and the ISBN references to the book are:
    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781780722931
    ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1780722931
    It’s big and has coloured pictures so I would stick with the printed version rather than an eBook
    It’s currently £10.66 on Amazon for the paperback version.

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