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A thread for those concerned about weight gain

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Woolie, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. andypants

    andypants Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Probably true I just didn't want to come across as if what works for me will solve everyone's problems:p It can help I think, but it might be wise to be careful and go slow. Plus, for PwME nothing ever works like you think it will so it might make things worse for some people. I know I can't push it like I could before I got sick. If I'm hungry I need to eat, within my eating window or not, else I'll crash!
     
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    Skycloud Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That's interesting, so hopefully they're doing me good in other ways than providing calories.

    I'm still not entirely sure of them (shiritake noodles) as a food item because of the texture, tbh, but they are very easy to prepare which is a bonus. They definitely benefit from a flavoursome sauce, if any one else is interested in trying them.
     
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  3. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes I agree although to be fair I am definitely not getting as hungry or cravings on low carb. Even If I do get hungry or cravings I try to stick with higher protein/fat rather than reverting to stuffing my face with carbs. So nuts or cheese or avocado or full fat yoghurt.
     
  4. Skycloud

    Skycloud Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'm staying away from home with family while work is done on my house. I'm expecting weight gain by the time I get home to my scales. (Just so long as we're all prepared..:nailbiting:)
     
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    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @NelliePledge you asked me to post my oatcake recipe at another place. After much experimenting I did eventually perfect my oatcake recipe. Unfortunately I cant post at the other place so thought I would bung it here:

    Oatcakes (Staffordshire oatcakes\Yorkshire riddle cakes)

    Ingredients:

    250g Fine Oatmeal

    200ml Milk (Skimmed)

    250ml Water (cold)

    1 tsp (3g) Baker’s Yeast dried

    1 tsp (5g) Salt

    1 tsp (5g) Sugar

    Method:

    1) Mix the oatmeal, milk, water, salt and sugar together in a large bowl (carefully separating the yeast from the salt) using a hand whisk

    2) Loosely cover and leave overnight in a warm place or ideally for 24 hrs to fully develop the flavour

    3) Whisk down the mixture

    4) Preheat a non-stick frying pan and using a small ladle spread a thin layer to form a pancake in the pan

    5) When bubbles start appearing and the top surface sets, turn and cook briefly

    This batch makes 10 pancakes. Freezable. If freezing cool thoroughly and separate with a square of baking parchment.

    The recipe works with semi skimmed milk. The sugar can be removed but this does impact upon the texture and flavour. Replacing the milk with water does work but the pancake doesn’t brown as much and the flavour is different. If using water I would recommend not removing the sugar since the texture is very heavy.

    Nutrition (Approximate):

    Each Pancake (approximately 54g)

    Energy 103 kCal

    Carbohydrate 15.6g

    Fat 2.1g

    Protein 3.8g

    Fibre 2.7g

    Beta Glucan* 1.0g


    *Each pancake contains 25g oats which provides 1g of Beta Glucan from oats which gives 33% of the 3g suggested daily amount.



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  6. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  7. arewenearlythereyet

    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That's an honour indeed. My boy loves them. I cook a double batch when I'm up to it and put a stack of them in the freezer apart from when he's around ...keeps nicking them as soon as I've cooked em when their hot and putting Nutella on them.
     
  8. Woolie

    Woolie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks for the oatcake recipe, @arewenearlythereyet!

    I'm gathering up everyone's ideas about keto and IM. Expect to hit a wall soon, and will need to bring in the heavier artillery then!
     
  9. Viola

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    Thanks for the recipe @arewenearlythereyet I have done it and will leave it tonight and cook tomorrow. I have not used the water, and made it a lot thicker as I am thinking of making baked oatcakes instead. I'll see how it comes out.
     
  10. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I don't do sweet - best instead of toast with a full breakfast. Or cheese and bacon. Poached egg is my regular breakfast
     
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    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes me too ...when he dips sausages in Nutella, I think that's a step too far. I do the same ..late breakfast with eggs and bacon...or just some butter and rolled up. Will try the cheese on it today.
     
  12. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yeah you can have either toasted cheese with bacon or tomato mushrooms or whatever. I like cold cheese as well I have Cheshire -which is traditional - thin slices with a bit of butter. Butter rolled up with cold cheese is yum.
     
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    NelliePledge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hi all with the cold weather we’ve been getting in the U.K. (cue hysterical laughter from N American and Scandinavian friends) I’ve been struggling more than I have done for many weeks. I had found that I wasn’t getting much if any cravings in the evening but it has definitely made an appearance in the last couple of weeks. So my weight is plateaued on 15/15.5kg. I really wanted to hit 16 kg by Christmas as that is 2 1/2 stones. I just want to be able to say that to my relatives. I’ve been trying a bit harder on the last few days so maybe I will make it. Please send positive vibes. I know I will put a couple of pounds on over Christmas but I find hitting these interim targets is a great motivation especially once I’ve told everyone I’ve hit a target it really makes me not want to go backwards.
     
  14. Wonko

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    I've lost 7kg in the last 2 weeks, probably in less time than that, not down to any efforts on my part. Partially due to being ill and not wanting to eat but mainly because my diabetes meds reacted to me being ill by causing significant dehydration, no matter how much I drank (I was up to 8 liters a day before I remembered I'd been told to discontinue them if I got ill). It caused everything that came out of me to burn, which wasn't fun, literally everything, snot, phlegm, waste, tears etc., I had largish lumps of skin peeling off, gum recession, reddening and burning, also causing dental pain, and for some reason, accelerated beard growth ;)

    So, eating wasn't fun, everything was tasteless at best, difficult to swallow and made me feel sick a few minutes later, up until today I've had to force food down just so I've consumed some calories.

    But I did lose weight lol

    I'd imagine most of it, if not all of it, will go back on in the next week or so :(

    As I'm not yet fully recovered I haven't wanted to risk restarting my meds, that probably won't happen until I'm fairly sure the lurgi is defeated, ATM I think it's just been beaten back a bit and any "exertion" will cause it to reassert itself.
     
  15. Viola

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    My weight has gone up again. Very frustrating. I thought it was just a temporary blip initially, but it stayed up this time (and I can feel it overall so not just water weight on my stomach, which I often get). I may have lost some of it in the last few days, but it looks like I haven't lost anything in the last few months overall :banghead: I probably need to reduce calories overall I suppose to keep it down where I want it.

    I don't have much to lose, but this backwards and forwards is very annoying. Even up til quite recently I found it easy enough to stay at a certain weight once I didn't eat too much desserts and chocolate and the like.

    I had planned to try to lose a bit extra over an above my original goal from a few years ago (as I have a higher fat percentage so the same weight looks quite different than it did when I was younger). Anyway I have pretty much given up on that lofty plan as I don't think it is realistic now, but hopefully I can get back to my original goal weight and stay there.

    I decided to set aside my weight-loss goal until after Christmas, though this is a bit risky as I could end up putting on a lot of weight over Christmas that it might take me months to lose. I did eat a lot today as I was at a meet-up which revolves around food, so I won't be overly bothered if I go up a bit again as at least there would be some obvious reason for it.

    Anyway good luck everyone over the next few weeks, as they are probably the hardest time.

    @NelliePledge 15.5Kg is great. I think if you manage not to put up too much over the next few weeks you will be doing well, though I understand how annoying it is to plateau. I find it a bit more difficult in the cold weather also.

    @Wonko, that drug reaction sounds awful. I hope at least some of the weight stays off, though I usually find it I lose it through illness it goes back up again quickly once I feel bit better. If you are on medication for type 2 diabetes some of them can make it harder to lose weight as well (I can't remember which ones though).
     
  16. arewenearlythereyet

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    Well I've been rubbish so haven't lost any weight instead have gone up and down. Overall still lost 5lb since January so I suppose that is a sort of progress. It's just overeating with me especially when I'm not moving. Recently tried only eating within the 8 HR window which surprisingly is ok if I can hold out eating breakfast until about 1pm. Not lost weight but % fat has dropped significantly.

    Expecting Xmas to be probably 5lb weight gain ....Mince pies have around 260 calories each, so just need to convince myself these are evil foods.
     
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    My weight topped around April of this year and despite calorie restriction, I was unable to drop any weight. I recently started on a ketogenic diet. Not only am I sated, I have lost 11 lbs. I have about 16-18 lbs. to go.

    Since calorie restriction was not working and I am unable to exercise, I decided to put my body into ketosis to see if it would work. Not sure how long this diet will be feasible, but I've been pleasantly surprised that my body is responding.

    It was difficult at first, but once the carb cravings ended, it's been easier. I don't do "bulletproof" coffee, but really enjoy a cup of chai with heavy cream. Overall, I believe I'm eating less and and am not experiencing hunger pangs, as the fat keeps one full. It's also been easy on my GI, no IBS flares.

    ETA: Prior to keto, I experimented with a low FODMAP diet. This did help with IBS, but not satiety.
     

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