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  • posted by  Janet1973 on Alternatives to fizzy pop
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    Auntylil,
    Quinoa!
    I’m guessing you were having something with tofu? But I have no idea what the gone off jellied eel is…unless it really is gone off jellied eel?

    Quinoa was pretty bland (never mind looking awful) but I only had 30g of it and the bag is 300g so I guess I will have to shut my eyes. Was yours any better?

  • posted by  pmshrink on Help no weight loss after 5 days
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    Hi swabs
    I’m in a similar position. Have lost 4 lb in total and I’ve done 13 days. Walking 1000s of steps a day. It’s strange. My sister has list nothing in 16 days. But she’s been ill and not active. However she has lost 3″ and I’ve lost 2″ off our waists. Which is great.
    I think our diets were quite healthy already, only the carbs are different so that may be relevant. We were eating no junk food and almost no sugar anyway but of course lots of rice and wholemeal bread!
    Anyway we both feel better on the diet and I’m sleeping much better so we re keeping going.
    Eventually something must happen!
    Good luck
    Penny

  • posted by  pmshrink on Slow Weight loss
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    Hi Merseychic
    I’m even slower. On day 13, have lost 4 lb in total, been sticking to calories, no grains, walking 1000s of steps a day.
    But I feel a lot better and sleeping a lot better so I’m keeping going. Anyway it’s not hard to do.
    Good luck
    Penny

  • posted by  pmshrink on Headaches and hangover feeling. Toxic diet?
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    Hi joycey
    Great you’re feeling better.
    A lot of people have said about higher readings on waking. I think I’ve read that it’s s natural thing that is to give some energy in the morning which with normal BG isn’t a problem. So I think don’t worry about that if it goes down later.
    Michael says have half a plateful of appropriate veg and don’t weigh it. I think it’s on the forums somewhere. This has caused some confusion but I suppose that’s what we should do. It’s not huge calories anyway so I think go for it. I am!
    Penny

  • posted by  pmshrink on 'Weigh in' thread
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    Hi Bill
    Thanks for the link.
    I looked at one or two recipes but haven’t found one without sugar yet. Maybe there are some!
    Penny

  • posted by  snackerlady on The 8-week blood sugar diet book
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    Try here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3404259/Eat-beat-diabetes-just-eight-weeks-s-life-changing-diet-help-avoid-reverse-Type-2-diabetes-best-s-tasty-way-health.html

    I have printed recipes from here. I have the kindle version of the book and found the recipes hard to follow and unable to print them. I think these are the same as the book but I haven’t started yet- i’m getting ready for Monday 15th Feb so just in the process of reading and getting organised πŸ™‚

  • posted by  Eureka on How Will My GP React?
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    Hi Magiek

    Know & understand your frustrations. I’m type 2 & due a review. My GP didn’t want to know & they are closing the surgery too!

    The General Medical Council http://www.gmc-uk.org headline Good medical practice :
    Dr’s must treat patients as individuals. Dr’s must listen to you & respond to your questions & concerns

    All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes http://www.publications.parliament.uk list KEITH VAZ – Labour Party , as
    Chair & Registered Contact. House of Commons London SW1A 0AA. Tel 020 7219. Email vazk@parliament.uk

    I believe both he & Theresa May – Conservative party, are diabetics.

    Good to have that info too Think I’m getting militant. All I want is an ear an open mind & a blood test down the road

    Good luck keep at it
    Eureka

  • posted by  captainlynne on Completed 8 weeks …..
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    Anna, I’m wondering that myself. I’ve never been to Prague so no idea what meals will be available. It’s only 4 nights so hopefully it’ll be ok. Looks like some protein available at hotel breakfast. Just have to make best choices from what is available. Fortunately I don’t drink alcohol so that won’t be a temptation! Exploring should be good exercise! Might food shop in market/supermarket and sneak back into hotel πŸ˜ƒ. Outward flight is 2pm so will try to get good meal at airport beforehand. Flight back is 12.30 so will try to get meal at airport – if not landing back in UK 13.45 so could eat on arrival. Just one more thing to try and plan LOL. Thinking I could have picked somewhere better for this holiday LOL.

    I’m keeping careful records, so will see how it goes 😊

  • posted by  Cherrianne on This has to work for me
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    That’s great news Bill, you must be so pleased. Your posts and experiences are encouraging.
    It’s hard at first to change the way we think about food. There’s a lot of blame directed at type 2 diabetics, and a lot of guilt we feel when we can’t get our blood sugar/ weight down. So good to have some decent research and advice at last. Can’t wait for it to filter through to the whole population. Maybe the big food manufacturers will feel the pressure then to produce healthier food, can only dream!

  • posted by  Wendy54 on The 8-week blood sugar diet book
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    Hi
    Can anyone tell me if there is a printable version of the 4weekneating plan that is at the back of the book. I am in a pretty intensive job and often work long hours. When I get home if the evening meal is not simple then I eat badly. If I had the menu plan in clear view and can create a shopping list from that I will find it easier to be organised and stick to the plan. I have purchased a digital version of the book but don’t seem to be able to print those pages. Sure they avsilable as download somewhere?

    Thanks for your assistance
    Wendy

  • posted by  censap on 'Weigh in' thread
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    Well done Hercules a very great first week…. you may well need to call on your Herculean powers to complete this voyage!

  • posted by  censap on 'Weigh in' thread
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    I have an a agamatrix wavesense jazz kit. The replacement strips are the cheapest I could find… about Β£13 for 50. I do mine daily, but I’m sure it’s not necessary, especially if your readings are consistent. Good luck with your eight weeks Ed.

  • posted by  Hippo100 on The 8-week blood sugar diet book
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    Day 13 and hubby has lost 12.5 pounds and I have lost 12 pounds so far. Nearly our 1st stone! Enjoyed this week the peanut butter dip – delicious and very satisfying. Mexi Platter was lovely, so too was the Cottage Cheese, Pear and Walnuts – very filling. Favourites this week have been the Mushroom Risotto – we added some chicken to this – very nice. Also enjoyed the Bolognaise too.

    Noticed slight blurred vision this week – this is due to lowering blood sugar. Hubby had it the week before but it soon wore off.

    Hippo

  • posted by  Spirit on Hello and Cloud Bread anyone?
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    Hello Fatcat and AnnaJennings.

    I must admit i’ve not made the cloud bread yet. Glad yours turned out well AnnaJennings.

    I’ll have been on it a week tomorrow and at at this morning, have lost 8lbs. I must admit it’s been easier than i thought.

    How is it going now Fatcat? Are you missing the cereal and bread? I suppose I miss my porridge, i just used to have it plain with perhaps a sliced banana on top, but have cut it out altogether, same with bread. I started making my own bread recently and bought a breadmaker. I don’t like all the preservatives and sugar that’s in commercially made bread.

  • posted by  Enzo on Slow Weight loss
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    If you are massively increasing your exercise you will be increasing your muscle mass , which weighs more than fat, which is wht your scales may show no loss πŸ™ BUT increased muscle mass will help you burn calories this coming week πŸ™‚

  • posted by  Janet1973 on Slow Weight loss
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    The figures in the book are often averages so there will be people who lost a lot and others not so much. So its not just you Nessie! But still a kilo a week is better than most other diets so be chuffed!

  • posted by  auntylil on Alternatives to fizzy pop
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    Oh dear, what was it? Thank you for making me giggle. I’ve always thought the skin like stuff that comes off broad beans are like toe nails. Off now to cook some marinated cubes of polystyrene and wedges of gone off jellied eel.

  • posted by  Busybee on Slow Weight loss
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    Hi Merseychic. Not really relevant, but are you a scouser? I am a Wirralchic from over the water!
    B

  • posted by  Busybee on Atkins chocolate bars ?
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    Hi
    I have been having a cup of homemade veg soup followed by a low carb chocolate bar for lunch with a cup of black coffee – delicious, and certainly hits the spot with the intense chocolate flavour.

  • posted by  paula121s on Help no weight loss after 5 days
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    Hi,
    I lost .1kg over 5 days and was gutted but in perspective my blood sugar had dropped to 5.4, which was great. I am now just starting the 2nd week and this morning I have lost 1.2kg and 2inches off my waist. Just remember as I was told that everyone loses weight differently. I keep a food diary and weigh and count all the calories. If I go over by a small amount I don’t stress as the next day could be slightly less than 800.
    Don’t despair you will lose weight just need to give it time. Good luck.

  • posted by  paula121s on Easy lunches advise
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    The beetroot falafel’s are delicious. I made a batch of them and took them for lunch. They are also very filling and found the serving of was way too much for me. Hummus is also good with celery and carrots. Good luck

  • posted by  Curly on Completed 8 weeks …..
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    Very well done to all of you, for completing and still going, I plan to start on Monday, and after reading different posts must say that I am very much inspired and spurred on

  • posted by  paula121s on Courgetti Prawns – are the calories correct?
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    Definitely safer to use a separate calorie counter, I find it quick and easy to check online. Some of the meals do seem quite high. Checking the calories and weighing everything also gives me a better idea of what I’m eating, making me think about it more.

  • posted by  paula121s on Completed 8 weeks …..
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    Thats great news. You should be thrilled with yourself. Just started 2nd week and think it’s going well, will hopefully make it as far as you have. Well done.

  • posted by  AnnaJennings on Shocked myself
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    I also weigh each day before breakfast, it gives me an indicator of whether the current plan is working or if I need to adjust things slightly. Maybe more excercise, or stick to the lower calories meals for a day ? I think I would go off track if I weighed once a week as we were always advised to !

  • posted by  AnnaJennings on Atkins chocolate bars ?
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    Hello Tuesday. I haven’t heard of them but have managed to control my chocolate craving with two tiny squares of 70 per cent chocolate with a cup of tea in the evening. This hasn’t seemed to have damaged the weight loss so far, but I don’t know how it would affect blood sugar if you are watching that?

  • posted by  AnnaJennings on Hello and Cloud Bread anyone?
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    Hi. I made the cloud bread mentioned in one of the forums , (can’t recall where) but used Soya yoghurt instead of cream cheese as I am dairy intolerant. I ran out of space on my baking sheet so put the remaining mixture in small Yorkshire pudding tins as suggested. The ones cooked on the baking tray turned out nice and brown and I thought ideal as a ‘vehicle ‘ for toppings or sandwiching a filling together. The small ones didn’t brown as well but were useful to dip into soup. Nothing like bread of course, but a good substitute if going low carb. I will continue to make them.

  • Yeh, bread and biscuits, cakes, pasta… they all made me fat too. I was thinking that as I wasn’t eating fat from meat etc I would be healthy, but no way and the cholesterol was getting higher and higher. Marinating some tofu again for tonight’s meal. Now I’ve got more familiar with this diet I’m managing – there are lots of veggie advice elsewhere I’ve now discovered in the forums. Think if you search for vegetarian you’ll find them. Still think the book could usefully include meat free options but the meals are very good for all the other sources of protein anyway. Tried some lactose free cheese in an omelette earlier and realise for years I have not been focusing on feeding myself properly. The book is helping me in many different ways.

  • Yeah! Rock it. You’re in the right place now. I started last Monday and haven’t felt hungry once and I have lost weight and had to search this morning for a belt to hold my jeans up – I thought I wouldn’t even be able to get in them. A but headachy and weak for the 1st 2 – 3 days but that’s passed now. The book totally made sense to me. That was refreshing and also I thought Dr Michael isn’t on a massive ego trip like some other diet gurus.

  • posted by  captainlynne on Completed 8 weeks …
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    and the results?
    Lost 27 pounds. BMI from 40.9 to 36. Fasting BG from 10.9 to 5.3.

    Waist down 10 inches.

    Down 2 dress sizes, from 22/24 to 18/20.

    I’m going on holiday for a few days in March (4 nights in Prague) so am continuing with this until then. Will be careful when away, then back on this when I get back as I’ve still a lot of weight to lose.

  • posted by  BootsEd on 'Weigh in' thread
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    Do you measure your blood sugars daily.. just starting do i need to get a machine..any advice on which one is gratefully accepted x x

  • posted by  bernie on Slow Weight loss
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    Hi Merseychic – not sure about the carbs in the shakes but try to remember that we are all different and also in general the more overweight you are the quicker you lose, initially anyway. Hope your next week goes a little better πŸ™‚

  • posted by  malkay on RYE BREAD
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    Thank you very much for this. It looks really interesting – and full of goodness. Just put my mixture to soak. Will let you know tomorrow how it’s gone! Really looking forward to a ‘carby’ substitute. If you use coconut oil, do you melt it first, and if so, doesn’t it set again when left to soak?

  • After struggling to loose a hefty 5st i ready the blood sugar diet book this weekend. Devoured the book as it made so much sense to me after loosing 3st on atkins 13 yrs ago i am back up to 15st7 with all the negative comments of a low carb diet i gave up people were stuck to low fat and agrued with me endlessly when i said bananas were not good nor were carbs or sugar…. finally i hearing the world change to what i had always thought. Quick loss low carb low sugar approach i could cry….. i wish all those people who were so nasty to me could now see this reasearch and i hope some of them think ‘oh thats what debby said 18 years ago’ and i hope they rethink being so brainwashed by the low fat diet companies. I feel freed already and can no wait to start in 1 week. I am preparing for the next 7 days to ensure kitchen cleared fiary for food ready and menu plan. I can not wait to join all of you here already on my weight loss/ getting healthy journey.. bloods being taken at doctors thursday.. who knows what they will be. Hi all x x and thank you to dr moseley x

  • posted by  Hercules on 'Weigh in' thread
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    1st week done for me, also lost 8lbs and my blood sugar has been in normal range over the last 3 days on rising! I feel much healthier already!