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Losing weight

  • 09 Jul 2018 5:39 AM
    Message # 6366220

    Hello. I’ve just completed my first fructose free month. Of course I can’t get rid of all fructose but I’ve tried hard to get it below 10g a day.

    For the first 3 weeks I steadily lost weight to a total of 2.5kg. But this last week I gained weight - I went up by 0.5kg. Is this normal? I feel really upset. I dont think I did anything that different...

  • 10 Jul 2018 3:00 AM
    Reply # 6368197 on 6366220
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hello. I’ve just completed my first fructose free month. Of course I can’t get rid of all fructose but I’ve tried hard to get it below 10g a day.

    For the first 3 weeks I steadily lost weight to a total of 2.5kg. But this last week I gained weight - I went up by 0.5kg. Is this normal? I feel really upset. I dont think I did anything that different...

    Reply:

    I wonder what trying hard involved. Have you re-read the chapter  in SWQP (Ch.2 P.34)? Try keeping a diary of your fructose intake - you may get a  surprise.

    I can't find it at the moment but somewhere David suggests that swings in weight are not uncommon. I think he suggested that if they persist to go low-carb for a while. 

    Also go to the top of this page and check "Addiction" and "Discussion Forums"

  • 10 Jul 2018 3:10 AM
    Reply # 6368199 on 6368197
    Anonymous wrote:
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hello. I’ve just completed my first fructose free month. Of course I can’t get rid of all fructose but I’ve tried hard to get it below 10g a day.

    For the first 3 weeks I steadily lost weight to a total of 2.5kg. But this last week I gained weight - I went up by 0.5kg. Is this normal? I feel really upset. I dont think I did anything that different...

    Reply:

    I wonder what trying hard involved. Have you re-read the chapter  in SWQP (Ch.2 P.34)? Try keeping a diary of your fructose intake - you may get a  surprise.

    I can't find it at the moment but somewhere David suggests that swings in weight are not uncommon. I think he suggested that if they persist to go low-carb for a while. 

    Also go to the top of this page and check "Addiction" and "Discussion Forums"


    I did exactly what it said to do in the book. I removed all fructose from my pantry and diet. The only tiny bits of fructose I get now are from veggies (which I don’t eat much of anyway), and amounts under 1.5g per serving in things like bread, pies, and other very low fructose things. I should be doing it perfectly well. I lost weight progressively up until this week.

    I’m not sure what you mean by check addiction and discussion forums - this is one of the discussion forums isn’t it? Or did you mean that I should ask in the addiction forum?


  • 10 Jul 2018 6:35 AM
    Reply # 6368392 on 6366220
    Deleted user

    Hi Hannah, I've been on the plan for a month also and have lost 6.5 lbs . this is about average of 1.5 a week which is a healthy weight loss and also at a rate that will not leave me with floppy skin afterwards. I'm sorry you didn't lose this week but maybe your system is just adjusting to the new plan. Did you find the same pattern when you tried to lose weight before? Many regards and best wishes for your your progress, elaine

  • 10 Jul 2018 7:02 AM
    Reply # 6368440 on 6366220

    Hi Elaine,

    Did you lose consistently each week or did you go up and down or stagnate?

    I’ve lost weight before but not through the sugar diet. I’m doing what the book says and concentrating on getting rid of sugar and not worrying about fat.

  • 10 Jul 2018 12:14 PM
    Reply # 6368982 on 6366220
    Deleted user

    Hi, I lost as follows, 2,2,1.5,0,1 so far. In the past I have gone up and down over the weeks on different diets and was always hungry. I think daves books are good cos he doesn't expect us to try to lose weight AND become home cooks at the same time. I like that its possible to eat the same type of quick stuff I always did, only watching for sugar levels. Its more achievable. Wishing you much success, keep us posted.elaine

  • 11 Jul 2018 5:42 AM
    Reply # 6375513 on 6366220
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hello. I’ve just completed my first fructose free month. Of course I can’t get rid of all fructose but I’ve tried hard to get it below 10g a day.

    For the first 3 weeks I steadily lost weight to a total of 2.5kg. But this last week I gained weight - I went up by 0.5kg. Is this normal? I feel really upset. I dont think I did anything that different...

    Reply:  After 5 or so years my weight still goes up-&-down by anything up to a kilo. but more often in the range 0 to 1/2 a kg. I suggest you don't fret so much about it. The things that matter are:

    1. Your weight is under control - not continually increasing, and

    2. You feel full after each meal - i.e. you appetite control system  is working.

    Also, you said " The only tiny bits of fructose I get now are from veggies (which I don’t eat much of anyway), and amounts under 1.5g per serving in things like bread, pies, and other very low fructose things. I should be doing"

    Check David's listings again - pies can contain a lot of sugar. There is very little sugar in most breads and vegetables. The latter are essential to good health - go for them :-) So is fruit - up to a couple of small pieces a day. And do read the Nutrition information panels for > 2% "sugars".

  • 11 Jul 2018 7:13 PM
    Reply # 6377410 on 6366220

    Thanks :) 


    I do check the sugar amounts for pies - I went through the whole freezer section looking for the right brand. So I know my pies are ok.

  • 12 Jul 2018 2:02 AM
    Reply # 6377852 on 6366220

    Losing weight this way is a slow and steady business.  Women's weight can fluctuate normally and you shouldn't worry too much about the weekly results.

    I lost 10 kilos in over a year, and that was about 7 years ago. More importantly, the weight has stayed off ever since as I'm still virtually fructose free. The sight of a cake or dessert leaves me uninterested as i long ago lost the addiction!

    Sounds like you are off to a good start, good luck!

  • 12 Jul 2018 9:57 AM
    Reply # 6378385 on 6366220

    Thanks Sandra :)

    I think I might have worked out what went wrong anyway. I made brownies from the recipes in the back of the book and I ate too many too quickly. Plus I had my period this week lol. 

    But thanks :)

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