My history so far….

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  • posted by nhatha3432
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    66 year old male who has steadily put on weight over the last 12 years or so, and I take medication for high Blood Pressure (BP), Statin and Aspirin. In August I had a medical checkup, the doctor told me, amongst other things, that I was pretty much pre-diabetic (101 mg/). On the strength of that and seeing the 1st episode of “Lose a stone in a month”, with hearing too about the problems that having so much belly fat can bring, I decided that I must take action – yet again! I am well pleased with my progress, and so is my wife who has done so much to encourage and support me.

    I started the 800 Calorie a day diet on
    17th August at 118.6kgs,
    1st week I lost 6 kgs, = 112.6 kgs (BP 136/77)
    2nd week I lost 2 kgs, = 110.6 kgs (BP 107/69)
    3rd week I lost 2.3 kgs = 108.3 kgs (BP 114/76)

    On Thursday 10th September I visited my Cardiologist to report my weight loss and concomitant drop in BP (101/66), he immediately halved my BP medication and opined that within in another month or less that I would be off both BP medication and Statins too.

    On Saturday 12th September I tested my Fasting Blood Sugar, it was 88 mg/dl. So, as a result of this diet within the space of less than four weeks, I have lost 10.3 kgs in weight, my BP has been lowered considerably , my medication has been halved, and my Fasting Blood Sugar is normal.

  • posted by sunshine-girl
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    Congratulations nhatha…. You have done exactly what this diet was designed for – helped restore good health which includes losing weight. I too have reduced medications – statins from 40 mg to 10 mg and only stay on it because I chose to (diabetic and high risk), insulin 40 units to 26 and glycazide 90 mg to 30 mg. Having been diabetic and already on insulin for 12 years when I started the plan I have never expected to be completely ‘cured’ but boy am I a whole lot healthier.
    Don’t want to burst your bubble but you do know you are going to have to continue with some sort of disciplined way of life to remain healthy. Doing what you did before you found this obviously didn’t work and made you ill so doing the same again – same result.
    Keep up the good work and stick with us if you need support. Also, your story is a good one for helping other newbies know why we do what we do. There is a new thread every week called week beginning ????? whatever the current date is. It is a one week challenge and sounding board and includes oldies like me (4 years and still here) and complete beginners who might be struggling. Join in, starts every Tuesday.

  • posted by nhatha3432
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    The update following this morning’s weight in:
    4th week I lost 2.5 kgs = 105.8 kgs (BP 105/66)

  • posted by nhatha3432
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    I forgot to mention two other side effects of dieting, my sleep pattern has improved, and I have not had a bout of indigestion or acid reflux since starting out.

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