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  • posted by  Hellyshear on 20th Feb Starters
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    Hi all I’m starting on the 20th too would really welcome the support. Just made my lunch for tomorrow- really feeling motivated for the change.

  • posted by  jpscloud on 20th Feb Starters
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    Hi Lottie and Cosmic, welcome aboard the good ship 20 Feb starters! I’ve managed a third day of control, amazingly. It’s not over yet but I swerved the takeaways that were calling. Good luck for tomorrow, all.

  • posted by  MissZiggy on 1st October Starters Support Group
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    Hi everyone😀
    Hi Fairy face…..
    Isn’t it a great feeling when you have to buy smaller clothes👍🏻👍🏻.
    Although the I am generally doing well, this weekend I have been totally off BSD and I feel very heavy,bloated and uncomfortable. I’ve had a busy weekend with a meal out Friday, a big Sunday lunch out today and a family gathering yesterday. I’ve consumed more alcohol that I should have done too😭😭😭. I am looking forward to getting back to BSD next week. I am off to make some soup now so I can have some when I get home from work tomorrow. And will buy some steak for dinner tomorrow night. No alcohol for me for a while as I feel I must get back on track. I feel as though I must treat BSD once again as I did back in October! I am so determined not to get fat again😱
    Where is everyone I am missing you all. I hope we all continue to use this forum – I find it so encouraging 🙂🙂
    MIss ZIggy

  • posted by  MissZiggy on 1st October Starters Support Group
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    Hi everyone😀
    Hi Fairy face…..
    Isn’t it a great feeling when you have to buy smaller clothes👍🏻👍🏻.
    Although the I am generally doing well, this weekend I have been totally off BSD and I feel very heavy,bloated and uncomfortable. I’ve had a busy weekend with a meal out Friday, a big Sunday lunch out today and a family gathering yesterday. I’ve consumed more alcohol that I should have done too😭😭😭. I am looking forward to getting back to BSD next week. I am off to make some soup now so I can have some when I get home from work tomorrow. And will buy some steak for dinner tomorrow night. No alcohol for me for a while as I feel I must get back on track. I feel as though I must treat BSD once again as I did back in October! I am so determined not to get fat again😱
    Where is everyone I am missing you all. I hope we all continue to use this forum – I find it so encouraging 🙂🙂
    MIss ZIggy

  • posted by  Esnecca on Sauces – roux or cornflour?
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    Xantham gum. All you need is a tsp of it which is 12 calories and zero net carbs because it’s all fiber. It thickens like a charm. Agar agar — a kind of gelatin derived from seaweed — works well too, and it has basically no calories and carbs. My preferred thickener nowadays is a combination of plant gums that I get from an online low carb shop. I use a half teaspoon to thicken dressings and sauces. It is odorless, flavorless and you get immediate results as soon as it’s thoroughly whisked in to the liquid.

  • posted by  CosmicGoddess on 20th Feb Starters
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    Hi Everyone, I’ll start tomorrow as well. I did four weeks of the BSD just before Xmas and lost 3kg and then had a ‘break’ for the festivities and put back on 2kg. I have so far, not managed to really stick at it again, I just need to get through those initial first few days and get used to eating 800 calories a day again. I have got just under a stone to lose and have done for some years now. I really just want to get on with it now because it’s a constant sore point in my life and gets me down….you’d think that would be enough to motivate me, wouldn’t you? I go to the gym quite happily and walk and do cardio at least 3 times a week, so I just need to get my erratic eating habits under control. Saying that, once in the swing of the BSD, I do quite enjoy it…

    I’m hoping that the mutual support on here will keep me on the straight and narrow as well as My Fitness Pal and my Fitbit. I’ve also uploaded progress pictures onto My Fitness Pal which I find quite horrific right now, so they should spur me on. I am going to go with Keid’s dates and so by 22 April, I want to have lost these 6.5 kg and be done with this gaining and losing the same couple of kilos over and over again routine…..

    Good luck everyone, let’s do it!!!!

  • posted by  KrysiaD on Here I go again!
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    Had lovely walk at Sheringham Park – it was a glorious 11 degrees and the birds were singing. Lovely views of the sea in the distance. Had my coffee but didn’t feel like having the Lindt – decided to leave it to after dinner. Husband had a coconut flapjack but wished he hadn’t after he had eaten it.

    Back home had a lovely lunch. A piece of stilton then some flaxseeds in Kefir topped with Fage and flaked almonds.

  • posted by  Angela06 on DAILY PEAK AND PIT 2017
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    I hope you’re all well out there and enjoying the weekend. It’s nice weather here and I’ve been out clearing the garden..perfect weather for that. There’s a feeling Spring is on the way!

    It’s been a quiet end of week here my peak would be the 12km walk we did yesterday. It was lovely and I’m pleased as I can’t remember when I walked that far. Slept well last night too..a definite bonus.

    The pit my blood pressure is a little high so the doctor, thinking I suffer from white coat syndrome, has given me a monitor to record my bp every day. It’s higher at home than in her surgery! As my (good) cholestrol is also up a little and because of family history I have to book in for some heart tests, a scan, the bike test etc. Looking forward to that? Not much!

    Have a lovely Sunday!

  • posted by  Angela06 on Sauces – roux or cornflour?
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    I don’t often make sauces these days , tbh that kind of cooking seems a bit irrelevant these days, but if I do I use a teaspoon of cornflour…it doesn’t seem to have much impact on my calories and certainly does wake the carb monster.

  • posted by  Maharani kitten on Sauces – roux or cornflour?
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    For moussaka and lasagne and the like, I use full fat Greek yoghurt and an egg, well seasoned and all whisked together with Parmesan grated on top. It sort of thickens up like a savoury custard and sets, cheesy and creamy, low carb. Find it best not to try to replicate, but find new things to like. I find flour thickened sauces too slimey these days. You don’t need much of a covering to make things tasty. Mkx

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Newbie
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    Keep on keeping on… You have found a life changer in this plan (it is not a diet it is a lifestyle), especially as you are a person with diabetes, this will save you from a future of increased medications, even injections and complications. I am also impressed that your doctor and nurse are on board with this, this is what we want all doctors to be like. Stick with it and welcome to the club. Paul, I think your doctor will be very impressed.

  • posted by  JulesMaigret on 2017 Lucia
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    I did once read that bodybuilders/power-lifters and elite athletes are heavier in the morning than at night, but I can’t remember why….;)

  • I am still 73kg with BG of 5.4. Hoping it will shift by Tuesday. The only thing I have eaten off plan is 3 prunes and a chocolate liqueur. That was because I could feel myself slipping away and started sweating and knew I needed food. My BG was 3.8 after the prunes and chocolate so I think I was right to eat them. Surely, that would not cause weight problems as I was still around 800 cals. Oh well, at least I have stayed off the wine this weekend (and last weekend) so no nothing since birthday meal on 8th so doing okay and not going to beat myself up. Neither should you MK – it is probably like pregnancy when you eat weird things, it is your body telling you that you need something and your brain goes through its filing cabinet to find a food containing that thing (mineral, Vitamin or whatever) but can only come up with things it knows from your past eating. Blame the cavewoman in you.

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Literature for the 5:2
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    Dr Michael Mosley was the person who came up with the 5:2 and I am sure he has a book on it. Just Googles and it is called The Fast Diet; lose weight, stay healthy, live longer – the revised edition. It is £5.59 on Amazon

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on Sauces – roux or cornflour?
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    Or try a little bit of chia seed, only half a teaspoon in warm water. It wont taste and it goes thick but a bit jellified. On whether it is better to use flour or corn flour, I would say corn flour as you only need a teaspoon to thicken a sauce. To be honest I would just make things like that as I always have but not have it too often, I doubt a little flour in a sauce will enrage the carb monster and one tablespoonful in say gravy would be just a few grams per person.

  • Okay so I beat you all, I am 4 foot 11 and a quarter inches. That quarter is very important to me, so at 11 stone 6 lbs you can see why I am classed as obese. Although I seem to have lost most of my weight around my barrel stomach and bust so look so much better than I did. I have very few wrinkles except a few around the eyes and quite a hooded low brow but that is a family feature. I would love to get rid of my wattle turkey neck but hey ho we cant have everything.

  • posted by  Lottielobster on 20th Feb Starters
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    Please may I join you? I’m starting the 800 calories tomorrow. I’ve made my shopping list and heading out shortly…
    First time trying this diet. Fingers crossed and good luck everyone!

  • posted by  jpscloud on Sauces – roux or cornflour?
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    I can’t pretend to be able to give advice on the BSD because I do my own thing most of the time while trying to get as close to the diet as I can, but I think the answer from most people would be “neither” because of the processed carbs in both products.

    It depends on which version of the diet you’re doing as well… on the fast 800 roux and cornflour based sauces are probably best avoided, while on the med diet or maintenance you could use them occasionally.

    There are some good BSD alternatives for thickening, such as egg yolks or psyllium husk (I tried the latter and it was horrible, but I probably should have given it more of a chance).

  • posted by  AnnieW on 2017 Lucia
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    Most people weigh more at night. As Sunshinegirl says down to food, liquids taken on board during the day and are still in transit plus your body makes fluid doing what it does to keep us going. As ever there are exceptions my stepson being one who Says he is lighter in the evening. As the day goes along we also lose a bit of height as our bodies compress slightly (stretches out again when we’re in bed) so body monitoring scales would give different results at the end of the day to the morning – especially if you leave the height the same (I monitor my weight and measurements every morning but draw the line at doing my height as well). It doesn’t really matter when you weigh just keep it consistent (morning or evening, or if you must both 😀) and if you are clothed, weigh in similar weight clothing.

  • posted by  Jax61 on Starting Today Momday 13th February
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    Hi All

    It seems this 1st week is all about working things out. I have to say using MFP makes it so much easier. I work out my daily meals the day before on MFP and it’s been working well. Having said that today I haven’t,but it’s Sunday. I do know I will have my favourite omelette (I used to eat this before the diet) it has cherry tomatoes, Spring onion, spinach and feta inside, yum! 284 cals 7 carbs, 19 fat, 21 protein. I have been doing my normall exercise of spinning classes, 3 this week which has been fine and I’ve added a little weight training at home. I find doing weights so dull but I need to do something for my upper body strength.

    Week 1 has gone well, day 7 today and have lost 6lbs and 1% body fat. Have also lost an inch off my waist which is great as my waist was already under the danger zone of half my height. Feeling pleased but having read other threads I know I have prepare for plateaus in weight loss which will be harder.

    Hope you are all doing well and seeing results😃

  • posted by  ShrinkMe81 on Starting in January 2017 – Anyone?
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    Hi all.

    W5D2 here and I’m into the next stone bracket – hurray! 13st something for the first time in years. I’m now in the moderately obese BMI category, which doesn’t sound like something to celebrate really but it’s a big improvement! Another pound will take me to 1 and a half stones off so far so I’m really happy with that.

    I’m inspired by your rowing machine wrestling Seasidenana 😂 nice to be able to exercise at home though, you can put on some music or a DVD and relax in privacy. I’m struggling with the exercise side of things a bit – I go mountain biking once or twice a week for a couple of hours max, and I walk a fair bit, but I could do with something more regular. I must I must …

    Anyway, off in to work for a bit but hopefully it’ll be quiet enough for an afternoon cook up for the coming week. Soup for lunches and a big pot of stew for tonight’s dinner.

  • posted by  KrysiaD on Here I go again!
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    Actually I have done that before – it is a perfect treat. I like keeping the Lindt as a special treat so I can eat it when ever everyone else is eating all the sugary bad stuff and I never feel deprived because I can’t wait to eat and enjoy my chocolate. So limiting my consumption of it elevates it to something really special in my mind.

    I know I am playing mind games – but for me it really works. The other food I do this with is clotted cream (only allowed on high days and holidays) and Meridian organic peanut butter – one teaspoon is the maximum allowed at one time.

    The mind games really work for me. I remember years ago reading that Mary Quant cured herself of a sugar addiction by thinking that sugary foods were absolutely disgusting. At the time I couldn’t work out how she had done it but have now at last managed to turn sugary and starchy carbs into something disgusting in my mind. When I see displays of the sweet stuff – my mind pictures foot amputations and blindness (apologies if you are reading this while eating breakfast) so I have completely demonized the white stuff.

    So on a more cheerful note – am now getting ready for a lovely walk in Sheringham Park – and then a coffee with my square of Lindt while everyone else tucks into National Trust cake at the cafe.

  • posted by  Monty9513 on Literature for the 5:2
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    Hi all
    I am just moving to the 5:2 maintenance diet and wondered if anyone knows of a good book that explains the 5:2 plan with recipes. I have the 8 week BSD book by Micheal but I’m looking for some more guidance…any recommendations welcome.
    On a different note I am still trying to control by blood sugar reading in the mornings, it is spiking to 110 first thing, I have tried eating later in the evening, having a snack and even a night cap but to no avail, or is 110 first thing in the morning okay and I am just being a grumpy guts?! Any help appreciated.

  • posted by  KrysiaD on Here I go again!
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    The 90% is perfect after my evening meal. Usually one square but sometimes two. Luckily two is the maximum I can manage at one sitting.

    Sometimes though – like this morning – I would like a square after my breakfast. I can usually talk myself out of having a square because I know that a cup of Nespresso completely gets rid of the wanting a square of chocolate feeling. In fact as soon as I switch my coffee machine on the chocolate craving goes.

  • posted by  captainlynne on Welcome to the BSD
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    Yes, I just kept on going – from December 2015 to September 2016 – to reach my original target weight. (Losing 6.5 stone). Since then I’ve lost another stone.

    Since starting the BSD I’ve always kept my carbs low. On maintenance I watch the carbs but don’t worry too much about calories.

    Normally I eat breakfast (around 8am) then nothing until my evening meal (around 5.15pm).

    Hope this helps. Any questions, please ask.

  • MK 5’10” is wonderful!! At 5’3″ I really am a ‘short arse’!! Be happy you got the brains beauty, after all, is only skin deep!!!

    Well I’m having a more relaxed BSD time at the moment. I have started logging my calories and carbs again but not seriously trying to restrict my intake. On the other hand I’m not going over the top. So the results over the last week have been quite interesting. I have averaged 903 calories with the highest day being 1060. Similarly my carbs have been 43g on average with the highest being 66g. I’ve lost 4.4lbs!!!!!

    Maybe just going with the flow, within reason, is better for my body than the ‘obsessive counting’ merry-go-round I was on before. Or maybe it’s just sheer coincidence. Either way I’ll take the loss without too much analysis !!

    Have a good day!

  • posted by  Verano on FAB FOOD for FEBRUARY!!
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    Good morning

    I think this is my ‘fish’ week. I had a sea bass on Friday which I’d had in the freezer. It was ok but definitely better when it’s just fresh. Didn’t have Thai last night instead I had some cod loin. Spurred on by some of the posts here I put some pak choi onto tinfoil, added sliced ginger and some green pepper, then the fish on top then some spring onions and some soy, sesame oil and a tablespoon of chilli sauce. I topped it off with more pak choi and cooked in the over for about 25 minutes, it was a very thick piece of fish. It was really lovely. OH had beef madras and rice!!!!

    I really fancy some smoked trout today but not altogether sure what I can do with it!

    Have a good day!

  • Morning MK. Don’t be ashamed. You didn’t do anything amoral or wicked, you just ate some carbohydrates.
    But it’s curious isn’t it, why we (and I’m sure most of us do it from time to time) as you say, self sabotage. If you are anything like me, you don’t even get much pleasure from wolfing down something you later regret. Why, why why do we do it?

    Oh well, as Verona says, put it behind you and crack on. Enjoy your day and, if it’s anything like where I live, a fabulous sun rise of pink streaked sky. And your swim!

  • Ditto, Verano, have good skin and have always looked younger than my years, but as the ‘chubby duckling’ in a family of leggy beauties, (I’m 5’10 and they.call me short arse!) who was usually introduced by my (gorgeous, beauty queen) mum as ‘bless her, she didn’t get my genes like the twins, but she’s clever like her dad’ I’ve never been under any illusions! Like you though, am content with what I see in the mirror. Well. Most days…! MKx

  • posted by  Verano on Here I go again!
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    I also get ‘urges’ to eat something sweet after my evening meal. I think lots of people do especially after something spicy. Now I have one or even two squares, if I’m desperate, of Lindt 90% chocolate. At 59 calories and 1.4g of carbs a square I find I can fit it into my daily allowance quite easily.

    I know that some people find 90% a bit bitter so you could try the 70% to start. I actually find the 70% too ‘creamy’ now but it is still manageable within your allowances with 57 calories and 3.4g of carbs per square.

    It does the trick for me far better than say a biscuit would because I would just keep eating them. Only problem would be if you can’t stop at a couple of squares!

  • Ashamed. Was foolish with food yesterday for only the third time in four months. First two lapses were early , as I got established. This one? Not sure why but I consumed thousands of inappropriate calories and silly carbs all at one sitting. Bread, which I know makes me ill. Fruit cake, which I keep in the tin for Mr Kitten, the only badness he’s allowed to have in the house because I don’t really like it. . Fruit juice, big glassful. No, two big glasses . No proper reason beyond some mad sabotage instinct which has been building in my head for a while. Mindfulness went out of the window, I knew what I was doing and kept going.

    Upside was I went to bed (exhausted by sugar) and slept 10 blissful and uninterrupted hours. Downside is very sore stomach and nausea this morning, but FBS is only 5.8, I expected much much worse Go figure.

    Up early for brisk walk, church and swim.

    Grizelda won’t win, and I’ll be back on the waggon today. But I wish I understood what’s going on in my head. Mkx

  • posted by  HumanKind on 2017 Lucia
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    Also, is our a.m. or p.m. weight our true weight?
    Maybe halfway between the two?
    I like to think of my a.m. weight as what I weigh .. guess that is vanity ..

  • posted by  Jande9 on Here I go again!
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    I too have a hard time not snacking after supper. I found that a higher carb count at supper makes it worse. Once the juices flow, the urge to eat more gets strong.

    I don’t eat lunch and try to save calorie room for after dinner snacks, like Greek yogurt with bran which is filling.

    I also keep a head of cabbage in the fridge, and I eat that if I am desperate to eat something after I’ve had my 800. It is filling and low in calories and I actually quite enjoy it.

  • posted by  Seasidenana on Starting in January 2017 – Anyone?
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    Hi Chrissie63 I bought a folding machine and hoped it would fit in a cupboard. It is much bigger and heavier than I imagined, so it will have to live in the corner most of the time. At least it folds. I have arthritis in both knees, so this is a good solution for me as it puts no strain on the joints. I can feel it pulling on my stomach muscles already, so I hope it will help reduce my tummy and also strengthen my legs.

  • posted by  Chrissie63 on Starting in January 2017 – Anyone?
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    Oh that made me laugh! But seriously, you have done heaps of exercise (especially cardio) just assembling the damn thing. I hope it works well for you. Does it take up lots of room? I have been thinking of an exercise bike but don’t really have the space. I need both knees replaced but I am too young and too fat so I am trapped by my own weight and pain in terms of exercise. Very frustrating. But this morning’s weigh in was 9.5kgs down. 20kgs to go! Tomorrow begins week 6 but I think I will stay on this WOE as long as I can. I have eaten out a few times and by ordering fish or veal, not eating it all, not eating the potatoes or carbs and drinking lots of bubbly water I have stayed under 800 every day except one. I’m pretty proud of that!
    Could not have done it without the support of this group. So happy to have “met” you all!

  • posted by  Seasidenana on Starting in January 2017 – Anyone?
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    I thought you may all be amused to hear my exercise story. I struggle to walk very far as I have MS, but I’m also very unfit and overweight. I need to exercise in addition to the diet. My friend suggested I get a rowing machine, and it arrived on Friday. I am an absolute dunce at assembling things, but was determined to make sense of all the nuts and bolts and instructions. Among the reviews on the website, people were claiming they had put it together by themselves in 30-60 minutes so I thought maybe 2 hours for me ?

    Anyway, it took me 40 minutes just to get it out of the box ! It is very heavy and it was securely packed. I was tearing my hair out trying to assemble it, taking each step one at a time and trying not to get overwhelmed. After 2 hours I had managed to get most of it assembled, but could not get the last bolt in. I finally gave up and left it until Saturday. After struggling with it for another half hour, I decided to tap it gently with a rolling pin ! It went in after that and I was able to finish the assembly off within another 15 minutes and set up the computer. Phew !

    My exercise journey begins ! I only managed 10 minutes on the first day as I was exhausted enough assembling the flipping thing 😂. I’m going to do 15 minutes a day, building to 30 minutes. I’m also doing a gentle exercise DVD. I’m keen to know if this exercise helps my weight and inch loss. I currently do no exercise really so must build up slowly. I will report in after a week to let you know if it has made any difference.

  • Rapid weight loss on this diet is more than just getting rapid results on weight. The effect the 800 calories per day has on a diabetic suffer’s liver and pancreas is different to just getting to that weight over time. In my case my BGLs reduced to the normal levels within days of commencing and rigidly sticking to the BSD. I had been those weights and below previously in weight loss programs and my BGLs had not returned to normal levels. This was despite following a fairly low carb diet (but not low calorie) to keep my diabetes in control for acceptable diabetes levels but these were not normal population BGLs .

  • Rapid weight loss just produces rapid results. The same results could be achieved over a longer period of time Prof Taylor says this. The whole point is to get rid of fat in the liver and pancreas by losing weight, enough weight to go under your personal fat threshold.

  • posted by  Paultrev on Newbie
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    Hi everyone, I am a type 2 diabetic I have read the 8 week blood sugar diet book cover to cover and thought ,I could do this spoke to my doctor and diabetic nurse they sent me for blood test and said after results okay try the diet and return 1month so here I am.
    I started on 13th of February booked a weeks holiday from work, got a swimming pool membership weighed myself I was 13st 3lbs and 5’5 tall not ideal!
    First 3days very hard headaches ,tired , genrerly tough . Managed to go swimming,4 days I will be going every day in the evening ,I have been doing the 800 cal programme by friday started to feel normal, but have got leg and back ache think that might be the swimming .
    Weighed myself Saturday morning down to 12st 9lbs yes 8lbs well worth the effort so far

  • posted by  Nickix on 1st October Starters Support Group
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    Hi fairyface I’m still here. Just been a bit quiet as I’ve been poorly for 9 weeks now and not been able to eat properly. Sleeping alot of the time when not working. I have an autoimmune illness which means it takes me longer too get better. Hoping to get back onto the next round soon.
    Luckily I haven’t really put on any weight.

    Always listening to you all and supporting you all in my heart ❤️ xx

  • posted by  GetyourCarbon on Starting in January 2017 – Anyone?
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    Weigh in on this fresh morning in Melbourne

    Start Jan 1 93.1kgs

    Now. 84.4 kgs. Total Loss. 8.9kg. 19.5lbs

    Waist round button of me Belly

    Start. 110cm

    Now. 99cm. Loss. 11cm. 4.3inch

    I’m 5′ 11″” or 180cm. Aged 49 male

    I’m not T2 but probably would have been in 5-10 years time

    I have not exercised and I average 8000 steps a day with my office job

    I may exercise soon as weight coming off is helping my osteo arthritic knees a fair bit
    My 9 year old plays tennis 5x a week so I’m on the court a lot hitting back to her or collecting balls in her lessons lol

    Next week is my last week so I am so determined to make it to 83kg

    That will be 10kg loss

    I currently weigh less than I have in 20 years

    I have nearly finished a great read in That Sugar Book which follows up That Sugar Film

    Incredible read and will change you more than the 8 week BSD book
    Damon Gameau – buy it Asap

    I have certainly not followed the 800 every day
    I would say. 800 x 2. 1000 x 2. 1250 x 2 and a wine induced 1600 x1

    My BIGGEST loss was in first 2 weeks also coincided with 800 x 14

    800 is 800 and that’s my mantra for next 7 days as I try and see if truly sticking to the 800 x 7 gives a great result 7 weeks in with this plateau thing in the background

    I am totally delighted with the 8.9kg loss and the 11cm as I am new belt shopping today

    Also my Blood Pressure is down amazingly and my resting pulse as I type is about 53 which is a result as well with No Exercise

    Suppose looking at the last week I think the education and impact of no sugar is incredible

    Our cupboards are just about empty of processed foods and my 2 kids are slowly being weened off crap

    Yesterday my wife made ‘ I can’t believe it’s Broccoli Soup’ from Damons great recipes

    I can tell you now that it is incredible

    She also made eggs spinach and tomato wrapped in bacon baked in muffin cases in the oven. They were an instant hit for all except me as I don’t eat meat.

    So hats off to all the tryers out there and here’s to next week weigh in

    Malbourne

  • posted by  Mixnmatch on Welcome to the BSD
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    Some people have breaks, some just plough on through. I only did one session of 800 fast for 8 weeks after working up to it with more and more fast days, but Captainlynne among others just continued straight through until they reached their goal weight without any breaks and felt good all the time.

  • posted by  jpscloud on Here I go again!
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    I used to enjoy alcohol in my twenties and thirties, but no longer do. I do sometimes have a small amount but I’m lucky that it doesn’t make me want more. Sugar, on the other hand… wow, what an addiction.

  • posted by  ddraig_goch on Welcome to the BSD
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    Hi I’ve been sugar and grain free for nearly 4yrs but have still managed to put 3st back on over that time – proof that no matter how healthy you eat calories and moving more are still important. I’m a great fan of Micheal Mosley so I’m using BSD 800F to get things moving downwards again.

    What I’d like to know is did you have any breaks before starting the next 8wk phase? How many cycles did you do? And what is your maintainance plan to keep the weight off going forward