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  • posted by Midfielder
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    Repeating part of my previous post, my outcomes has been unbelievable, key metrics male 64, height 167 cm, weight was 103Kg, 36.9 BMI. Result after the eight weeks, weight 85Kg, 30.5 BMI, and only about 1.5Kgs off being obsess, and simply overweight. My new target weight is 74Kgs hopefully by late Feb early Mar.

    I was pre-Diabetic; my blood sugars are today totally normal taken off meds. Energy levels through the roof and sleeping better.

    As I also mentioned my journey has not been without issues and dramas, and my assumptions others maybe experience similar issues, and hopefully this may offer some ideas [accepting always its not a one size fits all].

    Hunger, its difficult to explain how hungry I felt in the diet especially the first say 5 weeks. I was aching or that’s what it felt like. Nothing was working and I was staying to the diet. I read & listened extensively and Dr M, said, if you do “High Intensive Training” it helps with hunger pain. For me this worked I not only did the HIT but heaps of tummy excises. It worked and also kicked off the next phase in weight loss as I have stalled for a couple of weeks.

    I struggled aside from the first say week and a half, to drink the two to three litres of water a day. My guess I only drank the required amount somewhere between 15 & 20% of the days. Never got close to three litres. I never had bathroom issues as I used lots of spices in my cooking with also lots of raw vegetable’s and that seemed to keep me regular. So I gave up trying and drunk about 1.5 litres of water a day.

    The calorie count over say three meals and in-betweens I found impossible to manage for days on end. After reading Dr M’s research he said its not how often you eat or when you eat, its how much you eat. So I had many days two meals and quite a number with only one meal. The effect was for a wee while after my main meal my hunger abated.

    One thing I did which I will post latter was to create my own calorie chart and became quite the expert in preparing meals I liked that fell within the 800 cals a day.

    My next post I will explain what kept me on the diet despite the above.

  • posted by George01
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    After trying slimming world and WW and getting no where and been constantly told by my doctor that weight gain was an unavoidable symptom of menopause i decided to try BSD. I have 2.5 stone to lose . I started on 4th March and as of this morning 10 days later I am 10 pounds lighter . One very happy lady . My husband who is a chocoholic who never puts any weight on is also following diet but having 4 times the portion size . In a nutshell it’s working for both of us for different reasons and we both feel great . Thank you Michael you should be knighted 😀😀

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    Just started last Monday after seeing Michael talk in Lincoln. Doing the BSD with a 17:7 fast as never liked breakfast and only started having it when told to by my doctors/nurses. Will give a proper update next Monday after the first week. Already seen a few pounds go and my blood sugar dropping. Good Luck to all out there
    Cheers
    Eej

  • posted by M2019
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    Well done on the great progress made so far Eej ! I look forward to hearing your weekly update 🙂

  • posted by Eej
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    Hi
    So after my first week I have lost 10lbs and it seems to be going from my belly. My bloods have dropped into the normal range (barring one morning after a curry). The curry was a chicken dhansak (lots of lentils) along with a brown rice that had been cooked, frozen and reheated. Not been hungry in the main. I have been snacking on walnuts or cashews when needed and kept to 800 calories a day. Eating omelettes at work and apples and nuts at home with dinner made up of a good protein/veg balance. Struggling a little with restaurants but it’s the first week so will get used to it.
    It’s been very encouraging so far, another 7 weeks to go.
    Good luck to all others
    Cheers
    Eej

  • posted by Jennie10
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    Hi Eej
    That’s a great result. Fantastic that your blood sugars have dropped into the normal range but also with the belly fat – that was the very last place mine went from!
    Best wishes for this week. Let us know how you go.

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  • posted by Sarah108
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    Hi I started on Saturday, hunger I’ve managed OK, but felt feint after a brief run yesterday and lost it today. Ate sweets and crisps but not the usual big binge so was pleased really that I did not have total loss of control and have not had supper this evening to try and compensate. Just walked this evening rather than run, and feel OK. Struggling to count calories on home made meals, but I’ll spend more time this weekend looking at a meal plan as other’s have suggested.

  • posted by markf
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    Hi Sarah108,
    What really helped me was to be systematic about things; absolutely get some sort of meal plans. Mike Mosley’s recipe book is excellent. Then, plan your meals a few days in advance and only buy what you need for those meals. If you follow the quantities specified in the recipes you will not need to worry about counting calories. Do not have sweets or crisps in the house.
    I remember in the early days of the diet, I started raiding the cupboards and freezer for anything edible. Once the 10 year old tins of sardines were gone I just didn’t replace them.
    Good luck!

  • posted by Tightpants
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    14 weeks ago I was listening to Dr Moseley speak on ABC radio Australia.
    I have long regarded his health programs with respect and keen interest, but on this occasion, at 44 years old, a single mum with hashimotos and a family history of diabetes and heart disease, my ears pricked up listening to testimonies from his audience on his Fast 800 diet.
    I was weighing in at 97kg and 5.9″ tall, was suffering joint pain, fatigue, eczema, anxiety, wheeziness, ibs and chronic inflammation.
    I needed to lose weight but diets had not worked in the past. I had no idea the havoc that processed carbs and sugar were having, as I am very health concious and thought I was eating well.

    So, I started the fast 800 the next day.
    In just over 3 months, it has transformed my entire life.

    In 14 weeks I have lost 2.6 stone- have eleliminated my prediabetic blood test markers, have no inflammation, or eczema, no pain, no wheezing and no ibs.
    My mood and energy levels have skyrocketed.
    I literally feel 20 years younger.
    I look younger too, as my movement is free and sprightly, I am no longer stiff and my skin is glowing.
    I have had numerous friends now take up the diet through seeing how it has transformed me.
    I eat so many more veggies, fish and healthy whole foods and I just feel amazing.
    I tried eating the way I used to for 2 days and got so sick I had to stop. I only ate 1600 calories each day but felt sluggish, and generally unwell.
    I am slowly now building back up to a higher calorie count but will stay off gluten and processed foods and sugar.
    Looking forward to going onto the 5:2 meditteranean diet once I hit my 3 stone goal.
    Thank you Michael Mosely!
    I love you and your brilliant gifts of health and wisdom !!!
    Tightpants, no more!

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