how do i refeed

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  1. tanitathomas

    tanitathomas Full Member

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    i want to be able to eat at xmas, i don't know how and my chemist doesn't no much about it, i have a number to ring but i would rather read about it on here,
    i got weighed today and lost another 3lb still finding it really hard i'm going to restart day after new year
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  3. anne-mariep

    anne-mariep Silver Member

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    Hey hun best thing to do is go to the refeed section on here and read as many refeed diaries as possible. Basically refeeding is about reintroducing foods in a certain order so as not to fill your gycolgen stores with the wrong stuff coz you will gain unnecessary weight. Its 2 shakes, 1 meal like fillet of cod with 2 teaspoons of green veg or 130g of tuna in brine with salad an teaspoon of balsamic vinegar no potatoes, no grain(bread, rice pasta) and no fruit or fruit juices. 2nd day do 1 shake for breakfast then 2 meals like above you can have 4-6oz of chicken, turkey (lean meats only and white fish). On the third day you introduce potatoes (4-6oz of potatoes, raw weight). Fourth day you can have bread (stick to wholegrain as its a slow release food so you will be fuller for longer) no alcohol is allowed in refeed. You basically continue with 1 shake for breakfast a week or two (depends on how much you have lost) with 2 meals, On day four you introduce fruit you are allowed up to 3 small serving of fruit. Your also allowed low fat yogurt and sugar free jelly after day 3. This is everything condensed down hope it helps if you have any more questions dont hesititate to ask.
  4. tanitathomas

    tanitathomas Full Member

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    thank you that really helped
  5. summergurl

    summergurl ♥3 Years Maintaining♥

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    Keep these points in mind:

    First day after Total Food Replacement is high protein.

    Second day is high protein, modest complex carbohydrate - low fat.

    Third day is high protein, modest compels carbohydrate with some cereals - low fat.

    Fourth day is high protein, high complex carbohydrate, modest cereals, fruit and other simple sugars - low fat.

    The rest of your life is low fat and weight under control.

    Lipotrim Refeeding:

    The first step in weight management is bridging the gap between Total Food Replacement (TFR) and, so called, "real food". Directly following TFR we are going to guide you through a slow and gradual refeeding process. There are two reasons for the refeeding strategy:

    1. You have lost a considerable amount of body fat during your Lipotrim regime, but you have also depleted your glycogen stores, along with their attending water. If you jump directly from TFR into a high carbohydrate meal, your glycogen and water stores will fill up excessively, causing an immediate weight gain that may be as much as 7-10 pounds. This is not a fat gain - it is a fluid gain - but is demoralizing, nonetheless. That is why the transition plan introduces carbohydrate in a controlled way, so that such a weight retain should not occur.

    2. During your TFR regime, you ate nothing in addition to your Lipotrim servings very day and drank enough water to float a small tanker. During this time, your palate, used to a steady diet of salty, fatty, oily and sugary foods, has had an enforced rest.

    Something very interesting has happened during the rest: your tastebuds, reprieved from a fat/salt/sugar entrapment, have undergone a purification. This palate retraining is one of the most profound results of your TFR regime. Do not throw this perception away by eating your way into the same old problem foods again, just because you used to like them. Changes have to be made to your previous eating behaviour and now is the time to take positive action.

    The plan (applies to both men and women).....

    Follow exactly - do not add extras and, more importantly, do not miss out any steps. You may have milk in your tea and coffee, if required, and you can now have diet drinks again. Avoid fruit juices (simple sugars) until the end of the week. No alcohol. Try to drink plenty of water. Most people do not drink adequate water and now you are in the habit, stick with it. At least 2 litres per day

    DAY 1.

    Have 2 Lipotrim servings and one meal, as follows (men continue to have 2 servings, as before, while women take 1 less serving of Lipotrim).

    at lunchtime or evening meal time you may have some skinless, boneless chicken breast or white fish fillet, or some skinless turkey (about 4-6ozs.) The fish or chicken may be steamed, microwaved, baked or cooked with a little water in a non-stick pan. Season with salt and pepper. Or you may have tuna fish in water or brine (drained). Vegetarians may use tofu or quorn.

    You may also have either a moderate serving of salad (small breakfast bowl) from any of the following: lettuce, cucumber cress and watercress, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, peppers, bean sprouts, celery dressed with a little lemon juice or wine vinegar (try balsamic vinegar, it is quite special), or if you prefer, a moderate serving ( 2 heaped table spoons - no more)of some cooked vegetables. You may have bread, grains (rice) or pasta until Day 4. Fruit should wait until Day 4 at the earliest (later if you have carbohydrate problems). You can have milk in tea/coffee.

    DAY 2

    You will have only 1 Lipotrim serving and 2 meals, as described for Day 1.

    Day 3

    Same as Day 2, but you may also have - at one meal only - an 8 ounce potato, plain boiled, mashed or baked, but with no addition of any fat. You may like to top with some skimmed milk, plain yogurt or very low fat fromage frais and a sprinkle of herbs.

    Day 4-7

    A Lipotrim serving for your breakfast plus.....

    up to 3 serving of fruit (if you suffer from the insulin resistance problem, then eat these late in the day and do not snack on them during the day)

    up to 2 slices of bread or 1 pita or 1 roll or 1 bagel (without fatty spread)

    Any vegetables you want except avocado, 1 or 2 servings with your meals (2 tablespoons per serving)

    any of the skimmed milk products.

    fish fillet (any size) or 6 ounces of chicken or turkey, as described before, or one tin of tuna in water or brine, drained. Vegetarians may use tofu, textured vegetable protein (TVP) or quorn.

    Lean meat with all visible fat trimmed off

    low fat recipes prepared with low fat sauces - eg lean mince with tomatoes Bolognese sauce

    medium baking potato or 6 small new potatoes or one serving of instant mashed potatoes (the kind with no added fat- read the label).
    Instead of potato, you may have 4ozs of rice or pasta (cooked weight).

    This schedule may be continued for several weeks - especially if you have lost a lot of weight - 5/6 stones or more - as you will need time to adjust to a different eating behaviour and quantities. Check your weight every week at the pharmacy; if it is going up, then action must be taken to address the types and quantities of food eaten. The maintenance food products are advised during this time to add extra control whilst adjusting to your new eating behaviour.

    Sample menu for days 4 to 7.....

    Breakfast Lipotrim serving.

    Lunch Fish fillet (any type - cod, salmon etc), serving of potatoes ( 1 medium jacket or 6 new potatoes or a serving-spoon mash - no added fat) Yogurt ( low fat).

    Diner 4-6 ozs chicken (no skin), jacket potato, salad. Fruit (if appropriate) or low fat dessert.

    Evening Sandwich (no spread of any sort), consisting of: pickles, fat-free mayonnaise, salad/carrot, slice cold meat (low fat).

    Snack 1 or 2 pieces of fruit (evening, if appropriate)

    Breakfast Lipotrim serving

    Lunch Sandwich (no spread) - any low fat filling, eg tuna. Bowl of salad. 2 pieces of fruit (if appropriate) or yoghurt.

    Dinner Spaghetti Bolognese, consisting of: drained lean mince, low fat sauce, 4 ozs. Cooked spaghetti, serving spoon of vegetables. Dessert.

    Snack or Evening.

    Tub of very low fat fromage fraise, flavoured to suit with either slices of fruit or low fat jelly crystals for a sweet option or herbs and spices with added crunchy vegetable, for a savoury snack.

    Or maintenance range - orange-crème drink or chocolate whip dessert (see leaflet).

    The main point to understand in following the plan is not to have an any added fat in your food or in its preparation.
    There is more than adequate fat for daily requirements naturally occurring in a diet chosen from a wide range of foods.

    There is no benefit to adding fat in preparation - only weight back on.


    The failure of all diets has, in the past been maintenance. Regardless of the methods of weight loss, more than 95 people out of every 100 who managed to lose some weight have put it all back by the end of one year.

    By five years, it was hard to find anyone who had kept their weight off.

    The failure of weight maintenance is largely due to the over reliance on 3 rather ineffectual means of weight control.

    These are:

    (1.) exercise, (2) portion control and (3) Calorie counting.

    By now you should all understand the limitations of each of these strategies.

    Exercise cannot cope with a large enough excess of Calories.
    Portion control and overall food restriction trigger primitive hunger instincts and lead to out of control eating.
    Therefore, weight maintenance fails.

    One of the reasons that people find weight maintenance so difficult is that, in serious overweight, more than one problem may exist at the same time.

    Most people now appreciate the fact that, in order to resist weight regain, it is important to avoid as much unnecessary fat in the diet as possible.

    This simple message remains true, despite the sometimes confusing messages about fat that are presented in the media.

    Remember the simple statement - Fat Makes You Fat..

    Some of the confusion is caused by the commercial needs of the edible fats industry. This is a very large wealthy industry which loses income when people avoid eating its products.

    Other causes of confusion relate to the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats.

    There may well be health implications associated with the balance between saturated and unsaturated fats in our food intake. BUT, the effect on our Weight is exactly the same whether we eat animal fat, fish fat, olive fat. Vegetable fat or any other fat - saturated, mono-unsaturated or poly unsaturated. FAT makes you FAT.

    *Information for you on 'Meal Replacement Schedule'.

    After refeeding, begin by replacing any 7 meals per week with standard Lipotrim formula or flapjack. 1.) This permits you to remain in control of your total weekly caloric intake.

    2.) After 14 days, you need to return to the pharmacy to be weighed:

    * if your weight has remained stable, continue in this manner;

    * if your weight continues to drop, reduce the meal replacements to 6 for the next 2 weeks - repeat the sequence, substituting one traditional meal for a meal replacement until your weight remains stable;

    * if your weight increases, then you must replace further meals. Replace 9 meals with formula for 2 weeks. If still not stable, substitute for 11 meals.

    Find your appropriate level of meal replacements for weight stability. Then make sure that you attend the pharmacy once a month for a check. Always adjust your meal replacement schedule to the previous month's weight stability.

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