Doctors Orders ! Oh The Pain !

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  1. USA2007

    USA2007 Member

    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    Hi all sorry about the length of this note but I thought I would share this with you. I’ve been on CD now for the last seven weeks or so weighing in at 19st 7lbs however I now weigh 16st 7lbs and things are going well. However last Thursday I ran into a bit of a problem when I got up and felt a bit groggy to say the least ( this is of course after feeling the fittest I have done for years, the diets worked wonders with energy levels etc etc). So off I went to the toilet, no detail but desperate for a number two J only to find I couldn’t go at all. After a full day of wanting to go but not doing so I felt shocking, the following day was even worse when I couldn’t even go for a number one at all ………… then came Saturday !! oh my god the pain !!!!! not forgetting of course that being a man our pain is much worse when we are ill J (that should get a reaction) . So I lasted until about 5pm Saturday and I could take no more I phoned my doctors and was sent to the hospital to be checked out (and believe me for me to go to the doctors / hospital it must be bad, like most blokes I hate the places) ………….temperature fine, blood pressure fine but very dehydrated ? which was a strange one due to the amount of water that I had been drinking. Anyway cutting a long story very short I told the doctor that I had been on CD for about seven weeks or so and this is what he said

    There should be no issue going on any VLCD but you must drink loads of water (which I did and still do by the way …. at least 10 pints a day) but then went on to say that he would never recommend anyone to stay on the diet for more than six / seven weeks at a time without having 7 days off when you should eat normally i.e. still healthy, fruit veg, bran etc etc so that’s what I did. On Sunday morning after being ill for four days I had gone down to 15st 8lb but I came off the diet until today. I've been eating brown bread, chicken, veg and fruit with loads of water, I weighed in today at 16st 7lbs ? so talk about up and down (water I would think being lost and then taken back on)

    Anyway I feel 100% better today and its back on the diet from today. My target is still 16st for Christmas so I should be OK for that this will then be followed by 15st for Easter and then 14st for July when we jet of to the States for 3 week on the West Coast

    Anyone else had a similar experience?
     
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  3. USA2007

    USA2007 Member

    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    I must think on and update my ticker over the weekend
     
  4. Roch

    Roch Minimins gal x

    Start Weight:
    27st2lb
    Current Weight:
    25st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st0lb(7.37%)
    Diet:
    Low cal/low fat
    Hi Usa2007 firstly well done 2 u for such an amazing weight loss in just 7 weeks !!
    Do u think possibly u might have been drinking 2 much water as u mentioned at least 10 pints of water a day and could of depleted u of necessary minerals and salt in your body which in turn could of possibly made u feel like u were dehydrated.

    Sorry i am not an experienced vlcd peep and i could be wrong about how much water is 2 much 2 drink, but i am sure there will soon be someone along who can help u.
    Glad u r feeling better take care x
     
  5. FatFairNForty(ish)

    FatFairNForty(ish) Gold Member

    Goal Weight:
    11st10lb
    Diet:
    Cambridge - Sole Source
    I think you would probably have been ok on AAM for one week in 5 which is what the CD recommendation is anyway so not sure why you had done 7 weeks in a hit.. even so... well done on a great weight loss.. and good luck!
     
  6. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

    If I were you, hun - I would get some Fibre 89 from your CDC and take it in your shakes/soups - it's a preventative for constipation and highly recommended by CD as such.

    You really should be doing AAM every 5 weeks in order to prevent this situation also.

    Your temporary weight gain was from your glycogen stores being flooded by carbs - which will soon come off again once you are back in ketosis.

    So sorry this has happened to you - it must have been horrible. Bear in mind that CD was devised by doctors and has been proven repeatedly to be totally safe, but it's important to follow the guidlines carefully.

    You've had a brilliant loss so far - I'm sure you'll be on track for your targets - hope you have a fantastic holiday!!!

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  7. clairejen

    clairejen Lurker

    Diet:
    JUDDDish
    I used fibre 89 at first which was OK, but then decided it was really expensive for what it was and bought some wheat bran which I mixed into soup based crisp mix to make a either wholemeal crisps or usually a tortilla type thing. That worked for me, for very few extra calories.
     
  8. i'lldoit

    i'lldoit Banned

    Hello
    Im sorry youve had a bad time :( but some people drink 7-8 litres of water a day which is nearly 14-16 pints?I have to drink 8-10 pints a day and Im a 5ft 2inc female who weighs 12 stone?? Maybe upping the water is the key?
    I hope your ok now
    XXC
     
  9. USA2007

    USA2007 Member

    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    First day back on CD today for 6 days and I feel great. I have bought some of the P Husks that many of you mention so I will try them from Monday

    Cheers All
     
  10. USA2007

    USA2007 Member

    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    Well got through day one back on CD again after an awful week and it wasnt too bad at all, had a shake this morning and I'm just about to have a choc bar with a nice black coffee ..............THEN I'm off for a BIG WALK !!! to clear the head.

    Need to keep the focus on for Dec 25th target of 16st.

    Cheers All

    Ps Just thrown away 14 shirts, 3 pair of work trousers and 2 pair of jeans .............they just dont fit anymore ...ROCK N ROLL bring it on !!!!
     
  11. minime

    minime Gold Member

    Hi USA2007

    Just a thought, assuming you are now out of ketosis due to eating bread and fruit, will you not need to leave the bars for just now till you get back into ketosis. I know I wasn't allowed the bars for the 1st week of the plan until I was definitely in ketosis.

    Well done for getting back on track.
     
  12. USA2007

    USA2007 Member

    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    Not too sure on the bar bit but I can say that I went on the bars from day one (it was much easier at work ... no mixing etc) and it didnt give me a problem.

    I'll let you know how I get on, day two over and I feel back on track :D . One more long day to get over the start and its back to work on monday, I find it quite easy when I'm working ...........so bring it on !!
     
  13. sammy

    sammy Member

    Diet:
    cambridge 790
    the bars do contain more carbs and are not advisable for the first couple of weeks on ss, try doing a wee stick on day three to see if your in kestosis, to be honest each to their own, what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another, good luck with your diet, and well done with your weight loss so far. oh yes and only one bar a day is your allowance remember that.
    sammy
     
  14. canireallydothis!!

    canireallydothis!! Gold Member

    Diet:
    Cambridge!
    You ok with the Psilly Husks, remember to have extra water if you have them x
     
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