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"I lost 65+ pounds using your calorie calculator" Try it It's free The 2 Day Diet is a weight loss plan that promises dramatic results when dieters practice 2 consecutive days of dieting during the week. The remaining 5 days of the week involve following a Mediterraneanstyle diet . Author, Dr. Michelle Harvie and Professor Tony Howell developed this plan after clinical testing revealed that their patients lost more weight and kept it off with this approach. The Two Day Diet was born from the data collected while Dr. Harvie was working with women who had or were at risk for breast cancer. Between 1995 and 2005 she placed her patients on an overall reduced calorie diet and although some women were successful, 80% gained the weight back after 6 months. It wasnt until she researched andimplementedthe concepts of intermittentdieting was she able to help the majority of her patientsachievelasting weight loss, which in turn, reduced their risk of breast cancer by 25 to 40 percent. Since only two consecutive days of dieting each week are required, dieters wont feel deprived and will be more likely to stick with the plan. For 2 days each week dieters will follow a high protein, low carb me Continue reading >>

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  1. JessicaC12974

    For those of you who have lost weight on Metformin how long was it when you noticed weight loss? Maybe I am not one of the lucky ones who experience weight loss because it has been a month on Metformin and I have not lost a pound! But I have not gained either which is good I guess! I was really looking forward to losing weight. I am watching my diet so I do not understand. I have amazing energy from the Metformin which is great! I went from being 110-115 lbs all my life and I went up to 168 lbs in 2 years despite a fairly decent diet and I knew something was wrong! I have seen so many Drs and finally I was diagnosed with PCOS and more recently I was told I am diabetic. I still think they are missing something. My thyroid test are supposively normal but I know in my heart something else is up.I have other crazy unexplained symptoms like everyday low grade fevers and when I do not have a fever my body temp goes down to 96 and I am very cold. Do some have that much of a weight gain with PCOS? My Dr thinks I will lose an extreme amount of weight with the Met. So far I have lost nothing! I am taking 500 mg 2X immediate release. I think it is immediate release? It says Metformin HCl 500 mg on the bottle. I want to lose weight! Maybe my dosage is too low of the Met? I went from being skinny and healthy to fat and sick and I do not understand why. Okay now I will stop whining! How long did it take for you to notice some weight loss?

  2. Hezzer

    I started taking Metformin on April 1. I lost 7 pounds in the first two weeks. Most of the women whose posts I've read seemed to lose the weight in the first two to four weeks and then it usually stalls unless they're doing some major dieting and exercising.
    I don't completely credit the medicine for my loss though. Those first few days, I found myself trying to eat my usual sugary foods and got very ill because of it. Since then, I've realized that I had to work with the drug rather than against it.
    I've cut out sweets for the most part. I cut my portion sizes in half and I started exercising. Met has decreased my cravings for sugary and high carb foods, so perhaps in that way it has made it easier for me to stick to my new eating habits.
    My doctor has stressed over and the over how necessary it is for people with insulin resistance or diabetes to regularly exercise. She told me at least 20-30 minutes every day - even if it's just a brisk walk. The exercise helps your body become sensitized to insulin.
    The first two weeks, I did this consistently and that was when those pounds dropped off. The last two weeks, however, I haven't exercised at all and haven't lost any more weight.
    Metformin isn't a weight loss drug, though. It works at the liver to decrease the amount of stored sugar released into the blood stream and in the digestive system to decrease absorption of sugars.
    I think most people lose weight on it because it often "punishes" you for eating high sugar or high carbs foods. You're kind of forced into it. If a person was already in the habit of eating pretty - which sounds like you were - before they went on Metformin, they probably wouldn't lose any weight.
    How is your exercise routine? I would think starting out with 15 to 20 minutes of rigorous exercise each day could help you over the hump.

  3. JessicaC12974

    Thank you for replying! I have to admit I do not exercise that often anymore but I just started walking. My job is pretty physical(retail manager) and I am constantly moving ,re-arranging the store,fixtures,moving boxes,climbing ladders. So I always go home sweaty so I do not understand why I am fat. But my Dr reminds me that this is not exercise and not enough. I do not understand why that is not enough.I am so tired at the end of the day. I feel like it is so unfair to be thin all my life and I used to have to eat more then the next person or my ribs would stick out and I would look gross and now I barely eat or I eat small healthy portions spread out throughout the day and I am gaining and gaining(until starting Met). It does not seem scientifically possible even with the insulin resistance. I have gone from Dr to Dr for answers and the most they do is re-check thyroid which is normal and smile and recommend weight watchers or recommend changing diet which I have! I used to eat huge plates of pasta to keep some kinds of curves in the past and my mom used to think I was anorexic and I ate alot just had a fast metabolism. Now one would think I stuff my face all day but I don`t. It is like my metabolism has completely shut down. Okay I will stop complaining again. I have accepted the fact over the past year that this is my new shape and there is no point crying anymore. I just have to keep working to fix it or find a solution. Thank you so much for responding to my post! Congrats on the weight loss! 7 lbs is great! Keep up the good work!

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