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Should i re-feed or not???

Hi all
Im really stuck..... my mum is comin to visit me nxt wk for 2 wks. im considerin refeedin nxt wk as i know she will sabotage my diet. she did it last yr and she wont understand how important this is to me. so i thought if i refeed this will cut the chances of 'cheatin' and wont put on any exces weight. i have got strong will power but not enuff to say no to her delicious cookin lol.
Any advice bout refeedin and how long ive gotta do it 4?
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Hope this helps hun


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 a habit, stick with it. You should drink 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 mealtime 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, onions, peppers, beansprouts, celery dressed with a little lemon or lime juice or wine vinegar (try balsamic vinegar), or if you prefer, a moderate serving (2 heaped table spoons - no more) of some cooked green vegetables. You may not have bread, grains (rice) or pasta until day 4, and fruit should wait until day 4 at the earliest (later if you have carbohydrate problems).

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 yoghurt or very low fat fromage frais and a sprinkle of herbs.

Days 4-7

Each day have a Lipotrim serving for your breakfast plus..............
  • Up to 3 servings of fruit (if you suffer from an 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 sources - e.g. lean mince with tomato Bolognese sauce.
  • Medium baking potato or 6 small 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; if it is going up, then action must be taken to address the types and quantities of foods eaten. The maintenance food products are advised during this time to add extra control whilst adjusting to your new eating behaviour.The main point to understand in following the plan is not to have added fat in your food or in it's 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 to add weight back on.
ta thata really helpful. me thinks ill only refeed for 1 wk then bk on the LT!!
Thanks cheryl.
This is a tricky one pink baileys, i too hummed and hayed over whether to refeed this week with me going away for the weekend at the end of this week, but in the end realised that losing the weight fast was higher in my priorities than eating for one weekend, I know you will have to endure it for a fortnight but at the end of the day you have to do what you want to do not what you think your mum wants. I think deep down I was kind of blaming my partner for me having to eat (even tho he doesna even know about the trip yet) I was saying to myself, how can I go away a weekend and have him eating and me not, that surley wouldnt be fare? I thought he would think I was daft also, and I wouldnt enjoy myself. But I spoke to him - he thinks we are just going out for a meal etc, i told him I was scared for losing the will power and he said he doesnt mind about even going out, he knows how much this means to me and the restaurants will all still be there waiting when I finish my journey, it was then that I realised,that I would have 2 shakes and one small protien meal (as I do want to be able to enjoy an evening meal) whilst we are away, I know he will support that decision and it allow me to continue with ketosis and continue with my journey. I also then realised that I was kidding myself on about balming him, after all it has to be our decision and ours only.

Would you be able to talk with you mum? Perhaps tell her the doctor has put you on this and he wants you to go every week to get weighed and he does not want you coming off whilst your mum is there? I just think it would be a shame to stop now whilst you are in the right frame of mind? Thats why am not stopping, I couldnt garauntee I'd get back on the wagon straight away?

Best of luck with your decision, keep us posted. x

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