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  • posted by  Tuppence on NO CARB BIRCHER RECIPE FROM BOOK
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    Hi Hippo

    Holland & Barrett sell flaxseeds.

    It does sound nice but I have found that carbs push up my blood sugars too much – even healthy oats – I think I must be really carb sensitive.

    I’m hoping with time and clearing out my liver that it gets better!

    Tuppence

  • posted by  NiKe70 on Move more and get fit
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    Hi I am Day 5 tomorrow. This is the only diet I think I’ve ever enjoyed. Being type 2 D for 6 years I have finally made a stark reality check with myself.
    I am a little concerned that I have gone over my 800 cals the last couple of days by about 30 to 50 cals…
    But I am also thrilled that I have gone from having good no exercise to almost 10000 steps every day which is equating to just over an hour of brisk walking.
    The calories I’m burning walking – will that impact on me going over slightly ???

  • posted by  Hippo100 on The 8-week blood sugar diet book
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    Well we are on day 4 and I am pleased to say, that hubby and I have lost 1/2 stone each already!

    Favourite meals so far are the No carb ploughmans, No carb bircher, Portobello toast with goat’s cheese and pine nuts (outstanding) plus had Sardine dip for lunch – very tasty. No issues with eating less calories. I actually feel better – no spikes in blood sugar. So good so far.

    Hippo

  • posted by  Aliba on Starting on Sun 7th
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    It’s weird Bill ……I felt exactly the same. Didn’t know how I’d survive especially as I had absorbed all the advice about eating carbs etc.
    I’m a week in, lost 6lbs and feel brilliant. Haven’t felt this good since I was diagnosed. Sleeping well, eating well, wake up feeling alert not worn out, more energy, better mood. Have missed sugar, bread etc and no cravings.
    To be honest there hasn’t been a downside for me, I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done and I love these forums.
    Lots of positive encouragement which we all need

  • posted by  Aliba on What to eat!
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    Hi Southern
    This just what I have…..I’m sure others will have different ideas.
    The practice nurse gave me a Mediterranean diet off the internet last year but I had no idea about how to put it together or what to do on a daily basis.
    This is much easier and I’ve lost 6lbs in a week.
    Hope you’re going to give it a go…..I was a bit scared that it wouldn’t be possible or I would faint through lack of food but nothing could be further from the truth…..it’s been remarkably straight forward!
    Good luck

  • posted by  Salky on Offal
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    Is it ok to use liver/kidneys and the like in the 8 week diet? I notice it’s never mentioned in the book.

  • posted by  Highland Margo on Starting today….
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    I started 17 days ago. Have lost 11lbs – delighted. I have not been diagnosed type 2 yet. My fasting blood sugars have been high for a few years now regularly over 7 and sometimes over 8. It is now down to 5.7 already. I have a family history of diabetes and I think I was eating my way towards it with my head in the sand.

  • posted by  chinta on Just read book and starting tomorrow
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    I live in Normandy. Have just been on 5 diabetes workshops run by the local health authority. They got quite cross with me because I refuse to have a starchy carb with every meal !!! It’s also sometimes difficult to get hold of certain products or produce here, being rural France. For example, Michael Mosley puts spring onions in a huge amount of his recipes and they’re just impossible to get here. In the summer my husband grows them for me but at this time of winter in rural France you have the options of carrots, leaks, onions, green beans, turnips (and in recent years broccoli and parsnips)!!

  • posted by  Bill1954 on Starting tomorrow
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    Best of luck Poppyseed. My Niece is type 1 and I know the way she struggles.
    I hope this all works out for you.

  • posted by  Bill1954 on Starting on Sun 7th
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    Hi Aliba, best of luck, I started on the 1st and TBH I was dreading it, but surprisingly, I haven’t felt hungry at all, and, touch wood, no side effects either.
    Hope it works that way for you.

  • posted by  chinta on Just read book and starting tomorrow
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    Yes I’ve started drinking more coffee again. I used to drink about 6 cups a day when I was at work but these days usually have one at breakfast time and one mid evening. It does help – I think it’s just the habit of having something to do really. I do a lot of cross stitch and when I do that I forget to both eat and drink because I’m too busy with my hands. At the moment I’m waiting for fabric to arrive from the UK so that I can start a mega picture – hopefully that will help!!! Hate both marmite and bovril by the way! πŸ˜‰

  • posted by  pmshrink on Just read book and starting tomorrow
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    Hi Chinta
    That’s hard.
    I d suggest having soup or a hot drink like marmite or no til whe hungry like that. That’s what I’ve been doing and I’m definitely feeling hungry less often and not so intensely.
    It seems to be true that weight loss is never straight forward or predictable but goes in fits and starts.
    I lost a pound on day 2 but nothing since then. Now on day 4. Had to go to a dinner last night. Didn’t eat any carbs and ( by my standards!) hardly anything else much but the pound has come back on. 😞 ( despite 13,000 steps yesterday)
    We just have to keep on trucking!
    Penny

  • posted by  Poppyseed on Headaches and hangover feeling. Toxic diet?
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    Waterbalance is a good app to remind you to drink water. It fills up your ‘body’ with what you have drank during the day but takes it away again if you drink coffee/tea/alcohol. Its really useful to see how much water you lose every time you drink coffee

  • posted by  Poppyseed on Starting tomorrow
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    Well I have read the book, written out my shopping list and meal plans and am starting tomorrow. I’m actually a type 1 diabetic and have low carbed for what seems like forever but 2 stone in weight and mental blood sugars have made an unwelcome appearance so need something to get it back to where I was. Think I took the high fat part of low carbing a bit too far lol Recipes look great and I’m looking forward to my Blueberry and green tea shake in the morning.

  • posted by  chinta on Just read book and starting tomorrow
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    Blood sugar was really high yesterday but back down again today. Can’t work out why. I’ve put on half a kilo today πŸ™ but I did have just over a 1000 calories yesterday. I was really hungry last night so had a little bowl of hummous with carrots and cucumber which took me over. I’ll try again today. It really helps just writing this stuff down but also hearing that real people really have lost 5,6, 9lbs in just a few days. Gives me the incentive to keep going. Well done everyone!!!

  • posted by  southern on grain portions
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    Thanks Penny. I’m wondering about what a days grain intake would look like ?

  • posted by  southern on What to eat!
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    Thanks for this Aliba, good to get a picture of the diet in practice.

  • posted by  woobear45 on Just read book and starting tomorrow
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    Day 5 for me lost 7lb and as I walk 5 miles every day I have upped it to 6 which is a struggle. I have a fitbit one which is great. Blood sugars are down to 5.4 in the morning and I have lost my dreadful thirst. Have posted a couple of really simple recipes on the recipe page hope they help you Keep going everyone we will all be fit and healthy for the summer!

  • I made them last night, They came out ok. I added 1.5tsp of butter (instead on 1), and the eggs I had were large, so the mixture was not overly soggy but was sticky.

    When baked, they came out well enough, popped them out of the muffin cases ok they break apart easily when eating. Next time I will add more of the spices as I don’t think it was strong enough.

    The mixture made 12 exactly.

  • posted by  Aliba on What to eat!
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    The soup sounds amazing Penny….will have to get a new slow cooker this weekend as I use my for jewellery making. That’s definitely one I’m going to make…great idea
    With your walking and that kind of food your going to smash it eventually!
    Have a good day

  • posted by  Che_Knight on Week 2 help please!
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    Thanks. It seems to have settled now, touch wood. Weight loss has slowed and I’m still seriously tired but I’m hanging in there. All for the greater good lol!

  • posted by  Bill1954 on Starting today….
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    I started monday and after 3 days with high fasting sugar readings (9.6. 9.8. and 12 :O ) Today was 7.8 πŸ™‚
    Hopefully this is the start of better things.
    BTW, celeriac, boiled mashed with a knob of butter and white pepper is a very acceptable substitute for mash.
    Keep it up folks, it’s all good.

  • posted by  Nessie on No weight loss happening?
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    I only had the oats because of the vertigo the night before and still feeling unwell the next day. I just wanted some slow release energy, it is not a normal part of my diet πŸ™‚

  • posted by  gateofheaven on No weight loss happening?
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    Or perhaps, just cutting back on the amount of oats? Adding them to some eggs if the oats are important. Don’t forget a little healthy fat. Maybe a few walnuts or cook the eggs in a tsp of olive oil. i vary what i eat at breakfast depending upon what i seem to need. Sometimes a little more healthy carbs, sometimes, less. Sometimes more protein if i’ve noticed that the protein was less than Dr. Mosley recommended the day before. My first meal of the day, i’ve found that eating less carbs seems to make me more full the rest of the day. Experiment! Each of us is different.

    For the first time today I have not been hungry when we had to raise the prednisone I was on! Holy Moly! Wahoo. And i’m feeling good!

  • Has anybody else made the zucchini & pumpkin seed muffins from the guilt-free baking section of the book?
    I am in my first week of the 8 week BSD and thought I’d make them as a treat while I wean myself off my guilty pleasures.
    They were the biggest epic fail ever – I am so disappointed πŸ™ and just wondering where I might have gone wrong.
    My instincts told me something wasn’t right with the mixture even before I put them in the oven. However, having never used coconut flour before, I wasn’t sure what to expect so followed the recipe to a “T”. The muffins were dry & crumbly (completely inedible)
    I’d be interested to hear if anyone’s had any success as I’m reluctant to waste another lot of ingredients for a similar result.

  • posted by  Shirleyanne on sleep apnea
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    Hi, I’m planning to start next monday (so I do the brunch days on weekends), I have sleep apnea and have read that this alters hormones so I don’t recognise when I’m full. Any comments on this and its effects on BSD.

  • posted by  pmshrink on No weight loss happening?
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    Hi Nessie
    It might be because it was oats. That’s a lot of carb to have in one go. Maybe try a hard boiled egg instead? Or something else non carb.
    Penny

  • posted by  pmshrink on Fast 800 Vegan
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    Hi Citykittie
    Hope you’re doing ok. I think you just have to guess! Eg with chicken breast- take the middle weight and substitute that. We really all a bit in the dark about those sort of details.
    Penny

  • posted by  Nessie on No weight loss happening?
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    I had 1000 calories yesterday (I had a vertigo episode the night before, and was very drained yesterday, so had some oats for some energy), but stuck to the M diet. I bloody well gained half a kilo! Why oh why oh why? How can I expect to normalise and stabalise my weight, if eating just 1000 calories causes me to gain weight!

  • posted by  pmshrink on No weight loss happening?
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    Hi Bunlover
    Michael does give a reason why it’s 800 not 100. But I can’t remember it! It’s in the book.
    So maybe cut down to 800?
    It’s not any harder actually.
    Penny

  • posted by  pmshrink on High morning blood sugar
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    It makes sense, and I think I’ve read(??) that BG goes up slightly in the morning when we get up. Someone who didn’t have a problem would still be in the normal range but would have a bit of energy to get going.
    Penny

  • posted by  pmshrink on What to eat!
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    Hi Aliba
    That’s all really interesting.
    I have invested in a slow cooker Β£19.99!) and have so far made a really nice beef stew, and Mediterranean veg with chicken, and discovered if you chuck veg in overnight, eg peppers, courgette, onion, tomatoes and Sundried tomatoes, with a minimum of water, in the morning you have a fantastic soup that just needs whizzing up. A lot of juice comes out of the veg and really flavours the soup with no need for stock cubes etc.
    Penny

  • posted by  pmshrink on Just read book and starting tomorrow
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    Hi Aliba
    Thanks for supportive words. I think it must be a body adjustment thing, especially as me and my sister are experiencing the same problem. We ll keep going, we have to lose weight eventually!
    Today I did 13,000 steps! Surely that must help. (Had errands to run and walked them all)
    Great idea about the food post.
    Penny