Avoiding the glycogen bump

Discussion in 'CD 1000-maintenance' started by coley144, 12 February 2010 Social URL.

  1. coley144

    coley144 Creating my life

    Posts:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    141
    Start Weight:
    21st9lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st2lb(33%)
    Diet:
    No diet. Pregnant
    Hi

    I'm moving up to 1000 cals as CD isn't making my body very happy. I want to avoid the glycogen bump if possible so I'm eating low-ish carb.

    Typical days diet

    Yoghurt, strawberries and raspberries
    Apple
    Soup (tomato with some adzuki beans), spoonful cottage cheese
    Mandarin Orange
    Chicken risotto (40g brown rice)
    Grapes
    Options hot choc

    I'm avoiding potato although I might have some sweet potato.

    Anyway how long would you think before my glycogen stores are filled up and I can step up the carbs?

    Having typed this out I'm now thinking it might just be a finger in the air thing! However, any thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Bess

    Bess Plod, plod, plod.....

    Posts:
    5,017
    Likes Received:
    44
    Start Weight:
    14st7lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    No S ing & sensible eating.
    I don't know for sure Coley, but I wouldn't have thought you can avoid it when introducing carbs, even your low GI ones?

    I didn't mind it, helped me round out a bit and look better I think, well healthier anyway.....I'll be interested to see what the other's say tho'.
     
  4. coley144

    coley144 Creating my life

    Posts:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    141
    Start Weight:
    21st9lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st2lb(33%)
    Diet:
    No diet. Pregnant
    My logic was that as I'm on 1000 I should carry on losing which will balance out the gain.
     
  5. Greeneyes11

    Greeneyes11 Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,107
    Likes Received:
    64
    Start Weight:
    12st8lb
    Current Weight:
    12st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st12lb
    Lost(%):
    0st1lb(0.57%)
    Diet:
    JUDDD
    Arent there carbs in fruit???
     
  6. coley144

    coley144 Creating my life

    Posts:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    141
    Start Weight:
    21st9lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st2lb(33%)
    Diet:
    No diet. Pregnant
    Yes there are.
     
  7. Katycakes

    Katycakes Stubborn tortoise

    Posts:
    6,979
    Likes Received:
    122
    Start Weight:
    14st11lb
    Current Weight:
    14st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2lb(0.97%)
    Diet:
    Unsure
    Coley, when i worked my way up the steps first time around, i didn't gain... if that's what you mean? I just didn't lose as fast as I had before. So if you go slowly up the steps, a week or two on each one, you shouldn't see a 'bump' as in a gain. The steps are well worked out and the carbs are high GL which does help.

    I hope this works well for you. You have done amazingly well hun, and the food plan looks great!

    xxx
     
  8. Greeneyes11

    Greeneyes11 Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,107
    Likes Received:
    64
    Start Weight:
    12st8lb
    Current Weight:
    12st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st12lb
    Lost(%):
    0st1lb(0.57%)
    Diet:
    JUDDD
    The first time I worked up the plans I followed each week for 2 weeks, a couple of times the first week I didn't lose anything, but then did the second week, once I had lost weight i moved on to the next step..... and I maintained for 4 months until Christmas happened...
     
  9. coley144

    coley144 Creating my life

    Posts:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    141
    Start Weight:
    21st9lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st2lb(33%)
    Diet:
    No diet. Pregnant
    Hi Katycakes..yes that's exactly what I mean. Sorry I obviously didn't explain myself properly. I want to carry on losing. I know it's going to be slower..I just don't want a massive bump upwards to then lose as well.

    I'm intending on staying on 1000 til I hit my goal...it's just a case of how many carbs in the 1000.
     
  10. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Posts:
    17,711
    Likes Received:
    757
    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    I'm not sure I understand :confused: The 1000 wont give you a massive bumb...all the plans just give a gentle restoration of water/gly. So, it's still low carb at 1000.

    What I don't understand is why you wouldn't want it. Well, I think I may understand but not sure :D

    You want it when you get to goal? If the restoration of water and gly worries you, wouldn't it worry you at goal too?
     
  11. coley144

    coley144 Creating my life

    Posts:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    141
    Start Weight:
    21st9lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st2lb(33%)
    Diet:
    No diet. Pregnant
    I've really not been clear have I?

    I want to restore my glycogen stores- I just don't want the bump in weight that comes from doing it fast. I want my weight to carry on going downwards.

    Over Christmas I came off Cambridge for 3 days and put on 13 pounds! I really, REALLY don't want that to happen again.
     
  12. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Posts:
    17,711
    Likes Received:
    757
    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    It certainly shouldn't. Not if you follow it as laid out. Besides, that 13lbs wont be fat...but I can understand how that would worry you.
     
  13. coley144

    coley144 Creating my life

    Posts:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    141
    Start Weight:
    21st9lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st2lb(33%)
    Diet:
    No diet. Pregnant
    Ok thanks KD. My worry was that as I'm not doing any Cambridge shakes but just doing my own version of 1000 cals I might be too high in carbs.
     
  14. mrsessex

    mrsessex Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,714
    Likes Received:
    72
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    Hi

    Not sure this is really gonna help...but

    I been 'off' SS+ for bout 3-4 weeks now doing a wooly version of 1000 and ive not gained a thing ..at all..well i did go up a pound but i think thats due to my period being 13 days late!!! lol

    I really wouldnt worry about gaining the odd pound here or there..as whatever happens it will come off again anyway once your body has worked out what its doing x
     
  15. coley144

    coley144 Creating my life

    Posts:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    141
    Start Weight:
    21st9lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st2lb(33%)
    Diet:
    No diet. Pregnant
    Thank you that does set my mind to rest.
     
  16. Katycakes

    Katycakes Stubborn tortoise

    Posts:
    6,979
    Likes Received:
    122
    Start Weight:
    14st11lb
    Current Weight:
    14st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2lb(0.97%)
    Diet:
    Unsure
    Just one thing... on 1000 your cals are still very low, can you not manage a couple of packs at least to make sure you get your nutritional needs? 1000 cals without that could leave you lacking? Sorry to be negative when you are doing so well, just a bit worried?

    xxx
     
  17. coley144

    coley144 Creating my life

    Posts:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    141
    Start Weight:
    21st9lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st2lb(33%)
    Diet:
    No diet. Pregnant
    I'm concerned that the soya in the packs is affecting my thyroid which is why I've come off it. My metabolism collapses on Cambridge...far more than average. In the last 4 weeks I've lost 5 pounds on Cambridge SS+ and my thyroid meds have had to go up. I'm hoping that if I come off it my thyroid will pick up again.

    I do take a multi vitamin every day. I'll see what rate I lose at. I don't want to be malnourished but, thanks to my funky thyroid, I can't lose weight very easily. If it is fast enough ..or in truth if I am losing at all then I can step up a bit.
     
  18. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Advert

  19. Katycakes

    Katycakes Stubborn tortoise

    Posts:
    6,979
    Likes Received:
    122
    Start Weight:
    14st11lb
    Current Weight:
    14st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2lb(0.97%)
    Diet:
    Unsure
    OK... that doesn't sound good hun. The multi-vit should help, just make sure it's a good one. Had no idea the packs were based on soya, I thought milk... scary stuff. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    xxx
     
  20. Porgeous

    Porgeous Chilling

    Posts:
    7,066
    Likes Received:
    473
    Start Weight:
    14st1lb
    Current Weight:
    8st10lb
    Lost(%):
    5st5lb(38.07%)
    Diet:
    CD SS
    Hi there

    If you following 1000 as set out you shouldn't see a glycogen gain as the plans are designed to reintroduce carbs slowly back into the diet. But I think what you are saying is that you aren't doing the Cambridge 1000 but your own version - in this case I think it is possible you might see a glycogen bump (even a small one) if your carbs may be higher. I guess the only way to be sure would be to work out the carbs in the cambridge plan against the carbs in yours?

    x
     
  21. coley144

    coley144 Creating my life

    Posts:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    141
    Start Weight:
    21st9lb
    Current Weight:
    14st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st2lb(33%)
    Diet:
    No diet. Pregnant
    Thanks Porgeous that's a good idea! I might give that a go later.

    Since coming off CD I've dropped 2 pounds so something must be going right somewhere!
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.