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Freestyle Optium Neo Blood Glucose Meter - Free @ Abbottdiabetescare.co.uk

I just received my new Freestyle blood glucose meter in the post today. Brand new to market from Abbott Diabetes Care. I must say it looks cracking! It uses an e-reader screen so is way better than my old one. It is also really slim and fits in my pocket easily. Terms and conditions state that it is free only for people who use insulin (I test multiple times a day and their site accepted my application). No details on how long this offer is on for or how many they have available mind so better get your order in fast! Here's the blurb from the site: - Highlights when your blood glucose patterns need attention - Log Insulin Doses - Lets you log insulin doses you have taken - Quick, accurate blood glucose testing - Clear, sharp screen † Free for insulin users only Meter Benefits: - Reads like paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight - Large, high contrast, press screen, display designed to be easy to use, easy to see - Icon driven display - Weighs 33-37g including batteries Continue reading >>

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  1. Lauraa83

    The ones you use on the atkins diet?
    Thanks

  2. Mummyvicky

    I asked at Boots Pharmacy for a friend who was doing it, it was about £4 for 50 strips.
    HTH

  3. Normsnockers

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Superdrug Optimum Swiss Apple Cream

What is it with Superdrug? I just never think its a good as Boots and that anything of their own brand is going to be rubbish compared to the same product produced by Boots. I think its called being a snob? So I was in need of a moisturiser and I was in Superdrug and spotted the day cream version of the much hailed Swiss Apple night serum. I am sure you have all heard about this so I'll precis. Scientists in Switzerland noticed that when the apple fell from the tree it didnt wrinkle as rapidly as they had expected so they assumed that something in the apple was preventing early on-set wrinkling. Which leads me to conclude that a) Swiss scientists are horribly under employed and b) that they have really weird thought processes. So having done some scientific stuff at the apple they drew out the magic ingredient and sold it to the people that make a serum that costs £245 and to Superdrug who make a serum that costs £11.99. Which, frankly, is also pretty odd and makes me think that the Superdrug serum was once stored on the shelf next to the appley magic stuff but thats as close as it got and likewise the newly released £9.99 day cream would be similarly lacking in any kind of acti Continue reading >>

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  1. Bessie

    Hi everyone, thought I'd say hello!
    I was calorie counting but not doing very well as I think I am properly addicted to carbs (I have been bingeing on sugary cr*p). So here I am trying to kick the addition (and hopefully lose lots of weight) on Atkins. The appeal is the promise of no more hunger - I'm sick of going to bed hungry on calorie counting!
    The only thing I'm confused by is why net carb values vary between the book/website and when calculated from food labels (total carbs - fibre). Am I doing something wrong here? Also, is it my misunerstanding or can you actually eat a hell of a lot of salad veg during the induction phase? I am counting everything (according to US cup measurements on official Atkins website) but 20g net carbs seems like a hell of a lot.
    Also, where do you buy your keto-stix from? I bought some from Boots yesterday but at £9.98 for 50, they seem rather expensive.
    Sorry for all the questions, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Bessie x

  2. mick_in_warrington

    hi Bessie, welcome to the board. i was also a carb addict lol, and the first 3 days on low carb were a bit trying, but glad i persevered, as now i don't have those cravings.
    as i understand it, only the US labels have to take fibre away from carbs to get the net value. in the UK, you don't have to do that. the carbs you see listed are the net ones already (if im wrong, apologies, but i think that's how it works)
    There is a sticky at the top of the forum page, listing all the salad/veg you can have, based on 5 grams, 10 grams etc, which is really useful.
    good luck with doing this, it really does work

  3. Bessie

    Thanks Mick. Now it all makes sense! It's really weird being on this diet as I'm allowed to eat foods that were previously 'banned'.

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The Ironman Guide To Ketosis

Written by Megan Roberts, MSc, and Tommy Wood MD, PhD What if there was a way to: Restore the boundless energy of your youth Improve your body composition and mood Eliminate the gas and bloating that plagues your every race Fuel your races without Gatorade and sugary gels AND regularly indulge in bacon, eggs, and butter??? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, the truth is that all of the above (and more) is achievable by embracing some diet and lifestyle changes. The crux of the secret - the ketogenic diet. Perhaps you’ve heard of the ketogenic diet being touted for its weight loss efficacy. Or maybe you’ve heard it mentioned on Internet forums as the cure-all for everything from migraines to Alzheimer's to the pain in your little toe. But you? You’re an IRONMAN triathlete! You NEED carbohydrates to fuel your races, right??? Unfortunately, following that conventional sports nutrition advice has brought many desperate athletes to their knees, searching for an alternative when their health and training begin to suffer despite eating all those healthy whole grains. This is the first in a series of articles that will introduce you to the ketogenic diet, specifically for the I Continue reading >>

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  1. Bessie

    Hi everyone, thought I'd say hello!
    I was calorie counting but not doing very well as I think I am properly addicted to carbs (I have been bingeing on sugary cr*p). So here I am trying to kick the addition (and hopefully lose lots of weight) on Atkins. The appeal is the promise of no more hunger - I'm sick of going to bed hungry on calorie counting!
    The only thing I'm confused by is why net carb values vary between the book/website and when calculated from food labels (total carbs - fibre). Am I doing something wrong here? Also, is it my misunerstanding or can you actually eat a hell of a lot of salad veg during the induction phase? I am counting everything (according to US cup measurements on official Atkins website) but 20g net carbs seems like a hell of a lot.
    Also, where do you buy your keto-stix from? I bought some from Boots yesterday but at £9.98 for 50, they seem rather expensive.
    Sorry for all the questions, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Bessie x

  2. mick_in_warrington

    hi Bessie, welcome to the board. i was also a carb addict lol, and the first 3 days on low carb were a bit trying, but glad i persevered, as now i don't have those cravings.
    as i understand it, only the US labels have to take fibre away from carbs to get the net value. in the UK, you don't have to do that. the carbs you see listed are the net ones already (if im wrong, apologies, but i think that's how it works)
    There is a sticky at the top of the forum page, listing all the salad/veg you can have, based on 5 grams, 10 grams etc, which is really useful.
    good luck with doing this, it really does work

  3. Bessie

    Thanks Mick. Now it all makes sense! It's really weird being on this diet as I'm allowed to eat foods that were previously 'banned'.

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