So who’s on a diet?
Posted: 28 February 2012 05:15 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m on a low gi diet. I bought the kindle version of “The GI Diet” by Rick Gallop.

Except the other day I started stuffing my face with fish and chips and later I had an upsized meal at McDonalds. Starting back at university this week did that to me. I’ve been a good boy today though.

So what diet’s are other people here following?

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Posted: 28 February 2012 07:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Eh..I *try* to eat healthy… it doesn’t always work.

See, I had my gall bladder pulled awhile back. This has the downside that your body can’t digest fats so well. So your body craves them, as well as carbs, to turn into fats. Add to it that I’m no onger at a job that has me standing all day (thank goodness)...

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Posted: 28 February 2012 07:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’ve changed a few things in my diet, like cutting down on the amount of sugar I have in tea, and stopped having sweet pastries for breakfast (I have massive sweet tooth, which is finally deciding to settle down).  But I’m not actually following a diet plan as such.  Also trying to cut out the amount of junk food in general and munching on stuff when I’m bored.  I’ve found that it’s easier to do that if I don’t buy anything in the first place, then there’s no temptation.

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Posted: 28 February 2012 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Ick, I just had some donut holes and am sitting here being sick to my stomach..blech.

Like Robin I don’t have a gall bladder either so there are MANY things I can’t eat well (like donnut holes) because they won’t digest so they cause great pain or just being nauseated. 

I try to eat healthy (most of the time) donut holes aside…............

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Posted: 28 February 2012 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Not really a diet as such.  I just cut back on the amount I eat, portion control.  I used to have a bad habit of eating way too much at every meal.  Didn’t matter what it was I was going to eat it.  Since I’ve cut back on the amount I eat and started exercising a bit more consistantly I’ve dropped about 17 lbs.  One upside to this is that I also cut back on carbs and sugars which were well on the way to putting me into a high risk area for diabetes.

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Posted: 28 February 2012 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’m trying to make changes in my eating habits. At the moment I’m working on keeping myself properly hydrated, which I tend to be very bad at, eating my five-a-day and doing some exercise every day.

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Posted: 28 February 2012 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 28 February 2012 07:00 AM

Eh..I *try* to eat healthy… it doesn’t always work.

See, I had my gall bladder pulled awhile back. This has the downside that your body can’t digest fats so well. So your body craves them, as well as carbs, to turn into fats. Add to it that I’m no onger at a job that has me standing all day (thank goodness)...

Is there some medication you can take to help with that?

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Posted: 28 February 2012 04:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Not really that necessary. I can manage some fats if I have a little something to get things going first - steak and potato is fine, assuming I eat the potato first. Also, my stomach overproduces acid to compensate - I get heartburn every so often.

Still though, there will be times when I will eat something, then require a trip to the restroom… NOW.

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Posted: 28 February 2012 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Medication?  Not really.  As Robin says you can try rearranging stuff, but you stand the chance of extreme pain, throwing up, running to the bathroom.  I do take zantac because of the terrible heartburn from consuming things like too much sugar, oil, animal fat, too much red meat at one time.  These do depend on the individual though because often those who have had gallbladder problems also have other intestinal problems such as reflux (gerd).  However, the loss of the gallbladder for us is also a blessing.

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15984

When the gallbladder is removed, bile made by the liver can no longer be stored between meals. Instead, the bile flows directly into the intestine anytime the liver produces it. Thus, there still is bile in the intestine to mix with food and fat. It is true that there is not as much bile, but there is enough to allow the digestion and transfer of fat. People who have had their gallbladders removed do not need to limit the fat in their diet.

The only clear side effect of removal of the gallbladder is diarrhea. This occurs in about 10% of patients. The diarrhea occurs because of the change in the way bile is delivered to the intestine once the gallbladder has been removed. Bile and the way it is delivered to the intestine appears to control the speed with which food passes through the intestine. Removing the gallbladder speeds up the passage of food and thereby may cause the diarrhea. There may be other reasons why the change in delivery of bile causes diarrhea as well.

 

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Posted: 28 February 2012 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Well I know “The GI Diet” is doing me good so I’ll stick to that until my doctor tells me otherwise.

Of course it’s not like I’ve tried that many diets so it’s good to see what the others are like. I won’t try any fad diets though.

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