Weight loss ups and downs - 800 Calorie - Newcastle

Ditto

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I agree. My scales have switched over, so now I'm 90odd something every morning. I like stones and pounds. I'm hoping it'll switch back soon. Magical thinking. :D

Very interesting they say avoid SlimFast! I shall know in future then if I have to try the liquid diet.
 

SueEK

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I agree. My scales have switched over, so now I'm 90odd something every morning. I like stones and pounds. I'm hoping it'll switch back soon. Magical thinking. :D

Very interesting they say avoid SlimFast! I shall know in future then if I have to try the liquid diet.
Is there not a switch/button under your scales to change it back. My son changed mine one day and hadn’t got a clue how it had happened.. I’ve only had them about 12 years :oops: :rolleyes:
 

ColinUK

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Is there not a switch/button under your scales to change it back. My son changed mine one day and hadn’t got a clue how it had happened.. I’ve only had them about 12 years :oops: :rolleyes:
And how long have you had the scales for? :p
 

ColinUK

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I agree. My scales have switched over, so now I'm 90odd something every morning. I like stones and pounds. I'm hoping it'll switch back soon. Magical thinking. :D

Very interesting they say avoid SlimFast! I shall know in future then if I have to try the liquid diet.
Here’s the quick booklet from Newcastle Uni.
I’d advise actually reading the actual study though but this does list the recommended shakes to use :)
 

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Lindarose

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Hi Colin. Very well done on your progress so far with the Newcastle diet. It looks like you’re showing good signs of general BG lowering and weight loss
I love reading posts from people following the 800 calorie diet having done it myself know just how it feels!
If you have enough incentive it’s well worth a try to potentially reverse type 2 diabetes and lose weight. Having support on here or from family and friends makes such a difference too. And I loved that it was so quick to show results.
Whilst it’s not the best or easiest way for everyone it but certainly was for the way for me.
The shakes I was given by Newcastle Uni were Exante. I really love them Such a range of flavours and have bought some more since at a very good price online. It’s handy to replace an odd meal with a shake to help me stay in control weight wise. I’ve never really liked slim fast or other brands.
As I’ve mentioned in another thread I couldn't reverse my diabetes as it turned out I’m a type of MODY anyway.
But I wish you well and look forward to reading of your continued success.
 

ColinUK

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Hi Colin. Very well done on your progress so far with the Newcastle diet. It looks like you’re showing good signs of general BG lowering and weight loss
I love reading posts from people following the 800 calorie diet having done it myself know just how it feels!
If you have enough incentive it’s well worth a try to potentially reverse type 2 diabetes and lose weight. Having support on here or from family and friends makes such a difference too. And I loved that it was so quick to show results.
Whilst it’s not the best or easiest way for everyone it but certainly was for the way for me.
The shakes I was given by Newcastle Uni were Exante. I really love them Such a range of flavours and have bought some more since at a very good price online. It’s handy to replace an odd meal with a shake to help me stay in control weight wise. I’ve never really liked slim fast or other brands.
As I’ve mentioned in another thread I couldn't reverse my diabetes as it turned out I’m a type of MODY anyway.
But I wish you well and look forward to reading of your continued success.
Great that you were under Newcastle Uni itself. Were you part of the trial?

I looked at the Exante products but thought they were really rather expensive so settled on the Asda ones - unfortunately they’re now out of stock so I’m using the Tesco ones and they’re not a patch on the Asda ones for taste.
Do you buy your exante ones just from their website?
 

Lindarose

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Yes Colin I was part of the ReTune trial. It was such an interesting experience. I went to Newcastle every 3 months and had scans, a high carb breakfast and loads of bloods taken over a few hours each visit.
The people there were fab and so friendly. And I even met Prof Taylor a few times too and he signed my copy of his book! Ha ha.

I get the shakes from the Exante website.They have lots of half price offers and I get emails frequently so always manage to buy them cheaper. It’s personal taste of course but so long as they’re made with really cold water I love them. Favourites are Cherries and Berries, vanilla, and strawberry ones.
If you want anymore details you can pm me Not sure if the offer prices are shown on main site or only after you’ve ordered.
 

Eddy Edson

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Yes Colin I was part of the ReTune trial. It was such an interesting experience. I went to Newcastle every 3 months and had scans, a high carb breakfast and loads of bloods taken over a few hours each visit.
The people there were fab and so friendly. And I even met Prof Taylor a few times too and he signed my copy of his book! Ha ha.

I get the shakes from the Exante website.They have lots of half price offers and I get emails frequently so always manage to buy them cheaper. It’s personal taste of course but so long as they’re made with really cold water I love them. Favourites are Cherries and Berries, vanilla, and strawberry ones.
If you want anymore details you can pm me Not sure if the offer prices are shown on main site or only after you’ve ordered.
I don't suppose you got any info on when results from ReTune will be released?

(For others: this is the follow-up trial investigating effectiveness of weight loss in getting non-obese T2D's to remission.)
 

Lindarose

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Unfortunately the coronavirus meant the trial had to go on hold but I was lucky enough to just complete it before lockdown.
It will still be ongoing though as soon as possible and they will send full results once it’s all done. So not for some time I’m afraid.
 

Eddy Edson

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SueEK

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ColinUK

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Yes Colin I was part of the ReTune trial. It was such an interesting experience. I went to Newcastle every 3 months and had scans, a high carb breakfast and loads of bloods taken over a few hours each visit.
The people there were fab and so friendly. And I even met Prof Taylor a few times too and he signed my copy of his book! Ha ha.

I get the shakes from the Exante website.They have lots of half price offers and I get emails frequently so always manage to buy them cheaper. It’s personal taste of course but so long as they’re made with really cold water I love them. Favourites are Cherries and Berries, vanilla, and strawberry ones.
If you want anymore details you can pm me Not sure if the offer prices are shown on main site or only after you’ve ordered.
I’ve just ordered a handful of flavours from their website as they’re 99p each right now :)
Chocolate peanut butter
Cherry bakewell
Chocolate
Caramel latte
Might even stir in a few chia seeds to the cherry bakewell one and make a pudding pot. They are significantly more expensive than the Asda ones (£4/10) but I’m curious to see what they’re like as a treat.
And free delivery too :)
 

Lindarose

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You’ll prob be bombarded with emails from Exante now Colin! But I’ve bought them for around 50p each on an offer and as they have long dates and I know the ones I like. So it’s good value. Especially if you compare them to Cambridge diet shakes!
As it’s a meal substitute it’s a cheap meal ha ha. But I know other supermarket ones can be cheaper. Hope you enjoy them!
 

Eddy Edson

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I’ve just ordered a handful of flavours from their website as they’re 99p each right now :)
Chocolate peanut butter
Cherry bakewell
Chocolate
Caramel latte
Might even stir in a few chia seeds to the cherry bakewell one and make a pudding pot. They are significantly more expensive than the Asda ones (£4/10) but I’m curious to see what they’re like as a treat.
And free delivery too :)
Make sure you have a handle on how many calories you're adding with the chia seeds. Super nutritious, but energy dense little beggars.
 

Ditto

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Must look for a switch on my scales! I knew there must be but sometimes I just can't cope with life and blank things, the scales changeover being one such thing. :D

Will check out the Exante website too. I would luv to be chosen for something like that trial.
 

ColinUK

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Must look for a switch on my scales! I knew there must be but sometimes I just can't cope with life and blank things, the scales changeover being one such thing. :D

Will check out the Exante website too. I would luv to be chosen for something like that trial.
Look at the Newcastle Uni website as that's where they're recruiting participants for the ongoing trial.
 

Ditto

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I will! :) Thank you.

edit/
oh noes, it says you have to be non-obese <27

I am well obese. :(
 
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