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Diets!
Tue 19-Jun-12
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danast
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wave  Phase 1, Day 1..................   Will report later!!!!!

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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Well done! My day 1 is rapidly approaching. I have earmarked Friday as visitors leave in the morning. Then I can be through phase 1 before OH gets back from Ireland.

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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danast said:

wave  Phase 1, Day 1..................   Will report later!!!!!

Good luck Danuta, we are all rooting for you & waiting for your reports. I will soon be joining you; Monday,next week, I think !?

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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Oodles of good luck, Danuta.....you'll be fine, just keep telling yourself it's only 5 days, you can do this!!  And a good tip is to think of what you'd really REALLY like to eat on Day 6 (within the diet constraints of course, which are fairly wide anyway).....focus on that and count down to it!

Aly, you're doing exactly the right thing - just you to concentrate on while OH is away.

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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I did Phase 1 Day 1 yesterday, handy tip - keep painkillers close to hand and people at arms length...you should get through the day relatively intact and with a low body count...

Tue 19-Jun-12
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big_laugh Only 4 days to go, Rob!

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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Well done! Having failed in my first attempt I have to say I am nervous about the second go. I have done shopping today and bought fresh Tuna, Salmon and Trout, lots of salad and vegetables. Freezer and fridge stocked. I am trying to put some things in place now. Oatcakes with tinned tuna for lunch! Am only having bread at breakfast at the moment.

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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I don't think you need be nervous, Aly.....ok, I was lucky enough to get through it relatively easily with only a blinding headache for a couple of days.  But, as I keep saying (sorry!), it is only for 5 days.  I guess I'm looking at it from the perspective of a carnivore and am sure it must be more difficult for a veggie.  But not impossible.  You'll get through it, I am sure - you've lots of support on here and you are welcome to contact me any time if you think I can help in any way.  Be brave! big_hug

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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Sorry to be a bit dim about this, but why is there such a lot of effort in this diet, and why the headaches?  Please be aware that I haven't read the book so have no real idea of what goes on.

I'll try that again!

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Aly, just tried to pm you but can't, for some reason....the system won't let me confusedponder

Will email you instead.

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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Toni, the first phase of the diet (lasting 5 days) is a sort of detox.....it is meant to eliminate (or at least vastly reduce) food cravings, intolerances, hypoglycaemia and candida (if you remember, I had a severe candida gut infection last year).  In order for this to happen, you have to completely cut out (for the first 5 days.....a bit longer if you still crave them) the foods that commonly cause all those things - caffeine, sugar, bread (wheat/gluten actually), alcohol, fruit, dairy, mushrooms (feed candida), grains, high carb foods like white rice and potatoes. 

Therefore, the first 5 days are fairly restrictive and cut out a lot of the main foods that lots of us commonly eat - causing withdrawal symptoms and a degree of anxiety, I guess.

It does seem daunting at first, but I am living proof that it is completely doable and actually a lot less frightening than it seems.

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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Ah, now I understand, thank you Sue.  I could manage easily without the caffeine as I only have one cup of tea a day, sugar I live without in the main, dairy too but not sure I could manage bread, wine and fruit!

I'll try that again!

Tue 19-Jun-12
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But it's only for FIVE days!!  Surely anyone can cope with that.  I coped with cutting out a lot more things for 10 weeks!

 

(OK, I'll stop banging on about it now big_laugh)

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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That is how I view it, only 5 days. Although I plan to leave some things out longer.
Thanks for the mail Sue, for some reason the reply would not go. I have written down your home number in case of emergency!

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Tue 19-Jun-12
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wave  So far, so good.  I have not felt hungry, nor have I got a headache.  Soon be time for dinner.  I am having butternut squash curry and brown rice with a dod of yoghurt on top.  I have had a taste of the curry and it is so delicious.  

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