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  • posted by  pmshrink on No weight loss happening?
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    Hi Christina
    Thanks for the support.
    There seems to be different opinions about whether your metabolism slows on low cals. I think ? On trust me I’m a doctor they showed this not to be the case.
    Anyway although my weight loss is very slow it’s very welcome! I have also thought people must be eating a lot less, whereas I was on 1200 cals anyway. Yesterday I went under 11 stone by half a pound so that’s a nice milestone.
    Hope yr doing ok.
    Penny

  • I haven’t tried the muffins but I know what you mean Bill. I decided to make a double batch of your coconut flatbreads yesterday. Made the ‘batter’ then realised I had run out of greaseproof paper, trotted as fast as I could to the shop round the corner and when I got back in the batter was as thick as playdough! Bit tricky spreading them on paper but were still delicious. πŸ™‚
    Bill, I didn’t put any salt in this time, I kept half of them plain and the other half had a sprinkling of parmesan before they went in the oven. We had the plain ones as a dessert last night – in a bowl, topped with big dollop of greek yoghurt and a spoonful of blackcurrants. Delicious. My son was most impressed! Thanks again for the recipe.
    Now I may just have to go out and buy pumpkin seeds and try these muffins!

  • posted by  hashimoto on How much carbs per day is ok?
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    Hi HR I really wouldn’t worry about the percentages of carbs etc just take recipe ideas from the book an this website, watch the weight fall off then no more worries πŸ˜‰
    Good luck, we are all rooting for you πŸ™‚

  • posted by  Mig_Mog_Mum on How much carbs per day is ok?
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    Hi HR

    Dunno where you are in the world, but I just read this online as like you I was curious about calculating carbs.

    “However, in the UK and EU, fibre is actually shown separately so you don’t deduct it (or anything!) from the Carbohydrate total. So, for an example, if a label says:

    Carbohydrates – 5g
    Of which sugars – 2g
    Fibre – 1g
    Then you’d count a total of 5g carbohydrates for this food.”

    Just wanted to give you a heads up. πŸ™‚

  • posted by  Bill1954 on Not losing belly fat
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    Hi Malkay
    I’m not losing weight as fast as some, but still at a reasonable rate.
    I’ve had to tighten my belt 3 notches up to now and it’s getting loose again.
    Stick to it, the belly fat will go

  • posted by  Bill1954 on Just begining
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    Hi franash
    I must have been one of the lucky ones, the only side effect I really had was a lightheaded feeling for a couple of days.
    You should feel much better in a few days when your body adjusts to this new lifestyle and the hunger pangs will go, promise !
    In fact, I find now that, at times. I have to push myself to eat as I’m just not hungry.
    I’m confident that in a weeks time, you’ll be back excitedly telling us about your first week results.

  • posted by  hashimoto on This has to work for me
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    Hi captainlynne, i hadn’t realised slimming clubs started so small. What uplifting information!

    Bill, too right, big drug companies stand to lose billions world wide if all diabetics took this on board. The info relayed about the airing on Australian tv rather suggests this could be the case . I liked your analogy of our voices getting louder

    Onward and upwards πŸ™‚

  • posted by  Bill1954 on Today's fasting blood
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    Brilliant Lynne
    After all that is the main end goal, for me the weight loss is a (major) bonus but getting the sugar levels down is paramount.
    You just continue to show us all the way, keep it up πŸ™‚

  • posted by  hashimoto on This has to work for me
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    Hi garden78, your doctor’s response was very disappointing. Perhaps your next check up will make him think. Do you know any other diabetics in your practice? A few of you doing this diet – and letting the practice know once the group is getting results – may convince them.

    One of our problems is that sceptical medics may dismiss our evidence as ‘anecdotal’. However, I know a nurse in my practice is taking this seriously and is likely to be spreading the message.

    Perhaps Michael will do a new series about this and really get it out there.

    The nurse in my practice said that while some patients want to control their condition others think that taking the meds solves the problem. I think a visit round a renal ward might make those people think twice – life as a blind diabetic amputee must be hell. Captainlynne’s diabetes nurse also told her that some people want to help themselves while others think metformin is the answer.

    I guess it really is up to us to get the word out not only to medical professionals but to those we know who are diabetic and not following this diet.

    Keep on with the good work, garden78, we will get people thinking right eventually.
    Well done for what you have achieved so far πŸ™‚

  • posted by  Wide_Widow on End of First Day on FAST 800
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    Pete, Great news about the blood pressure, sounds promising. The no booze is the key I think. A little easier for me as I cant drink on my heart medication. I am trying to increase my daily step total from around 6,000 to 10,000 a day. That and a little swimming in these first few weeks will do. I am studying for a degree, that keeps my time fully occupied too.

    Having tried weight loss so many different ways this time I am focused on sticking out the full eight weeks rather than my usual pushing too hard too soon!

    Have a good week everyone.

  • posted by  captainlynne on Today's fasting blood
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    Sorry, but just had to share πŸ˜ƒ

    Fasting blood this morning was 4.4!!!!!

    Never seen that before 😳

    *goes for another coffee to recover*

  • posted by  captainlynne on This has to work for me
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    Morning Bill1954

    Well said.

    I seem to remember that the major slimming clubs started small, round a kitchen table, and look where they are now.

    The more people who join us in this, the more evidence we collate, the harder it will be for the medical professionals to ignore us.

    After years of complaining that the medics say they want us to be proactive but they don’t give us the tools, we now have a vital tool thanks to Dr Mosley and Prof Taylor.

  • If you’ve lost 5lb in 9 days, then I think you should be happy with that. I know you want to lose 2 stone and I’m guessing that brings you either to a ‘healthy’ (not overweight) size, or maybe even an ideal size. Bear in mind some of the people in this study (and in this group) will have wasaay more to lose – some might drop half of what you want to lose in total in the first week in water alone… but they might have another 100lb to lose after that.

    Be patient and probably modify your expectations, especially as you get closer to your target. Even on 800 calories a day, once your body approaches a healthy weight it will hold on tight to any residual body fat for as long as it can.

    Good luck!

  • posted by  Bill1954 on Getting into the site
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    Look to the top right of your post here. You will see the reply / new topic links, or just scroll to the bottom and type into the reply box and post.
    I don’t thing you can save the recipes on your profile, I just copy and paste them into a text doc using notepad and save them in a recipes folder on my desktop.

  • Everyone is different and we lose weight at different rates.
    Go to one of the slimming clubs and they will positively beam at you for losing 5 pounds in 9 days.
    Stick with it, make sure you drink lots of water, and make sure that you are putting a decent amount of fat in your diet.
    5 lbs in 9 days, if you could keep that loss up I reckon another 45 days will get you to target.
    Make that your goal and stop worrying about how fast you get there.

  • posted by  Bill1954 on This has to work for me
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    Garden78
    yeah it’s going to take time to get this new lifestyle mainstream.
    The problem being that a lot of medical professionals will stick religiously to the way they have been trained and will only accept change when it’s been researched to death for 10 years and been published in the lancet!
    This forum is now providing overwhelming evidence that the low carb approach really works, trouble is, at the moment we are still a minority and lined up against us is not just most of the medical profession, but multi billion dollar weight loss industries.
    We may, at the moment, just be a small voice in the darkness but, day by day, as more people post their success stories, that voice is getting louder.
    We will get to the point where our voice is heard, hopefully soon or a lot of lives are going to be needlessly ruined by a disease that can be controlled without drugs.

  • posted by  Hb on Advice please – Am I doing something wrong?
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    I started the fast 800 diet 9 days ago. I don’t have diabetes and am not pre diabetic but have a bit of fat to lose around my tummy and wanted to get back to feeling healthy and energetic. I am loving the food and have been following the plan pretty well ( with the odd square of dark chocolate) but my weight loss seems slow, especially when you read the case studies. I have only lost 5 pounds so far – good but my target is two stone. Am I doing something wrong? I have a fairly sedentary desk job. I walk to work but and haven’t begun to really up my exercise yet. Is that the issue? Any advice folks?

  • posted by  Garden78 on This has to work for me
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    I was also disappointed when I had my diabetic review this month. My GP wanted me to go on Metformin and Statins and I brought up the low carb diet I had started . He was unenthusiastic and when I asked if he was aware of the Newcastle research done a few years ago where they gave 600 calories and had good results he just shrugged. I introduced the book and really wasted my breath. He did suggest I go back in 3 months and have blood tests. Well I feel better than I have in a long time and after a month I’m off my blood pressure medication ( check my BP to make sure it’s ok), my blood sugar is controlled and I feel really well. I’m losing weight and inches of my waist! The proof is there when I look in the mirror and you know what there is sufficient research out there to continue. There is also a diet doctors site which also has medics on leading the way and there have been conferences about low carb approach ( you can browse and it’s free for a month) they also suggest fasting to encourage fat burning . I’m sticking with this and plan to go back in 3 months . Keep at it everyone .

  • posted by  Time4Change on 'Weigh in' thread
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    Some medicine, not sow medicine in case anyone thinks I’m some weirdo taking farm animal meds πŸ˜„

  • posted by  Time4Change on 'Weigh in' thread
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    Week 2 day 3 weigh in – down 9.4 pounds. I had 2 gains since last Friday, up .8 of a pound, sts for 2 days, day 3 I was up an additional 1.2 pounds 😑 But I’d been very constipated so I had to go with sow medicine. Since then my gain has gone plus another pound!
    Of course the downside is that since I took the medicine I’m probably heading back into a bunged up cycle but I’m trying alternatives to manage it.
    Love reading everyone’s good news 😁

  • posted by  nidge64 on This has to work for me
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    Hi rubbu
    I am away from home all week and cook food at the weekend and freeze it and keep it in a plug in fridge in my truck.
    I have a blueberry smoothie in the morning or Greek yoghurt and berries.
    Lunch is usually two boiled eggs and a slice of salmon or tuna/Mackerel with creme fraiche topped with leaf spinach.
    Evening meal I have homemade tagine with quern in it or a chicken curry with some green veg.
    At the weekend I have a pork chop and egg with asparagus.
    Porridge sometimes and weekend nights either meat and veg or fish and veg.
    I take free weights in my truck and do arm exercises plus push ups sit ups etc.
    I also go for a 30 min walk depending on where I park and go cycling or swimming with the kids on one day of the weekend.
    I think the only reason I lost so much weight at first is the fact that I was pretty heavy and weight loss is slowing down quite a lot now.
    I have been inspired by all the great stories and comments on the BSD site and realised we are struggling on some days but take each day as it comes.
    I have counted calories but eat what appears to be around 80 calories.
    Hope you get some inspiration from this forum and there is lots of support and information from individuals doing the same journey.
    Hope you achieve great results and wish you all the success in your BSD journey.
    Nidge

  • posted by  hashimoto on This has to work for me
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    Hi Aly, great news! I must admit that for the first few days I ate low fat yoghurt, it really is hard to reverse the advice of decades. When i ate my first full fat yoghurt it felt a bit like recklessly hurling myself on a cliff. Then the weight loss seemed to accelerate. I know what you mean about the scales. I started at 11 st 9 lbs and after other diet fails couldnt believe my eyes when i went just under the 11 st mark. Didn’t even dare dream of going just under 10 st. But here I am at 9st 10lb after just seven weeks!!!! To go just under 9 is still something I daren’t dream about but would be good for me as I had a really severe leg injury just over 20 years ago and was told to keep my weight between 8 and 8 and a half stones because of damage to my knee. However i would be delighted to get to 9st 4 as that is a comfortable weight.
    Looking forward to that moment when you stand on the scales and it says under 10 because it will happen.
    Hope those antibiotics are beginning to kick in for you!

    It might be better to stay off the milky products til your chest infection clears as dairy foods increase mucus production – what about a nice omlette for brekkie?
    πŸ™‚

  • posted by  Peteinthebayou on End of First Day on FAST 800
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    Wide-Widow – Rowing is great – I can do it in all weathers and I take the opportunity to set my head straight for the day ahead. 141.4kg today. My BP is running at 138/85 now from a “normal” 145/95 so something good must be happening inside too. I’m a habit guy so food this week has been the same every day – 2 egg omelette for breakfast, tuna and chickpea salad for lunch and then grilled chicken or fish with salad for supper. No booze, 40 mins rowing a day and at least 6000 steps. Business trip to Australia has just landed on my desk for next week – that will be a challenge…

  • posted by  Spirit on Is there an upper limit for fat?
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    Hello Loukc and welcome to the forums. Welcome too to SOS.

    Yes I found the same thing in asds and morrisons. I get mine from Aldi – it’s much cheaper too.

    It sounds like you are well prepared for this, I’m sure you’ll do well.

  • posted by  Aly on This has to work for me
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    Morning all
    It will take a long time for the low fat mantra to be altered. It is still hard for me to accept it is so ingrained. There is plenty of research, credible, out there plus the people getting great results from this eating regime.
    This morning I weighed again, first time ever I have weighed two days in a row ( I do listen to advice on here) and I have lost another pound. This puts me just under the 12st mark. I am once again in the 11’s. It feels so good. Maybe I can get to the 10’s.
    Another new thing….didn’t really want porridge this morning. I keep thinking about Greek yogurt with berries! Will have to get hubby to go out today! I do find all this a bit unsettling, my diet is so different.

  • posted by  Cintac on Getting into the site
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    I csn see the rrcipes but csnt see how to save them on my profile or in my favourites. Csnt even see where to reply to snother post.
    I really want to start this and get into the site. Thsnks in advsnce.

  • I made them on Monday and they were disgusting 😝absolutely inedible. I think maybe there is too much coconut flour in the recipe? I’ve been looking at other low carbon muffin recipes and they only use 50g coconut flour to 4 eggs . I think I’ll have another go using less flour and report back

  • posted by  franash on Just begining
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    Thank you Janet1973. I hope you are right. My mood is so snappy. Looking forward to being further into this. cheers

  • posted by  captainlynne on Happy dance
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    Thanks AllieBee. Glad you found it encouraging. You’ll be posting your successes soon – look forward to seeing them. πŸ˜ƒ

  • posted by  auntylil on Alternatives to fizzy pop
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    That’s very good news – well done, you sound really happy. You have been so supportive and shown an interest in others here that it’s great you have something to celebrate for yourself. I think some new clothes would be in order all the same. Have a fizzy water on me β™₯

  • posted by  Kimgall on Alternatives to fizzy pop
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    Brilliant, Janet … Well done. And absolutely agree we should not compare ourselves with others … It’s our own shoes we walk in … Even if they are a little big now!! Not mine … You understand … I still have to get to your stage … But yours!! πŸ™‚ X

  • posted by  malkay on Not losing belly fat
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    Hi Spirirt and Justabloke. Thanks for both of your posts, as they are both encouraging. I am really pleased that my blood sugar seems to have stabilised – I don’t measure, but I had reactive hypoglycaemia, and it is much better since I started the diet. As that was my main reason for starting, I am pleased. However, the way I understand it, unless the visceral fat goes, the progress is not permanent. That is the reason for my concern. However, after hearing your responses, I think maybe if I keep going, the fat will eventually go. I’ll stop whinging, and post as soon as I see a difference!

  • posted by  Kimgall on Starting the journey 21/02/2016
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    Oh, Sue, I’m so sorry you have yet more stress and pain to deal with. I sincerely hope that tomorrow you really can have a quiet day … And as for catching up … Please make sure you are kind to yourself and care for you as much as you do others. If I was in your shoes in the very recent past (3 days ago!!!), looking after me would probably be treating myself to something that really was making me ill … Good on yer, girl!! Keep at it X

  • posted by  AllieBee on Happy dance
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    Yay for Happy dancing!!!

    Congratulations on your success and thanks for posting this. It is such an encouragement.

    I am part way through my second week and can’t wait to go clothes shopping.

    πŸ™‚