How I lost weight without starving or exercising... really! Thanks Paulines!

I have decided it is time to blog, as I need to thank Paulines and Treesha who have unknowingly helped me to lose 7 pounds in 3 weeks and drop from size 18 to size 16 in that time. And bearing in mind I have had RA for 20 years, so can’t walk far, let alone exercise, and I still have a few red wines every week, this has to be the most ridiculous thing to happen to me in years.

I may have to buy some smaller jeans! I still don’t believe it.

On 28th April, Paulines replied to a Blog comment by Treesha, concerning Cholesterol, and included this link:

I decided to make the time to watch the video, which lasts over an hour, and became intrigued. Since then I have read Zoe Harcombe’s book of the same title, and then found various Youtube lectures by others such as Gary Taubes, Robert Lustig ( Sugar :the bitter truth), etc. Their theories are really interesting, concerning the risks to our health of processed food and refined carbohydrates.

Anyway, if you have run out of slimming ideas and have an hour or so to spare, you might like to view the lecture and make up your own mind about it.

To be honest, I thought, oh no, not another Atkins/Dukan. But it seems rather easier than those. Just hope it lasts!!

Thanks again Paulines for the link!

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Well done - that's great news!!!

I've become a fan of hers - it just seems to make sense!


She is really inspiring, isn't she? Wish I had discovered her earlier!


Hi, well done you, I've also lost some weight these last three weeks, 6.5 lbs by going to Slimming World. A really great friendly group, lots of laughs and a workable eating plan. Already got into my old jeans so hurrah!

Keep it up, jan


It really helps having some friendly support, doesn't it. My daughter used SW for a while, and loved it.

My jeans are so loose I am going shopping tomorrow!


I haven't yet listened to the video but read the comment about refined carbohydrates. I was diagnosed with type II diabetes last October and decided I had better do something about what I was eating. After reading numerous books I decided the best course of action was to go on a low-GL diet. - diet as in eating regime, not one to lose weight.

I was amazed to find I lost 2lbs a week, just by changing my eating habits. I did not go hungry because I was not intending to lose weight, I just wanted to lower my glucose levels.

3 months later when I went back for my HBA1c test, I had gone from 7.1 (diabetic) to 6.3 (non-diabetic). When I say non-diabetic I mean that I will only stay with this result if I continue to eat low-GL, go back to eating white rice etc and my glucose levels (and weight) will rise dramatically.



You must be pleased. So you may not even need medication?

(My friend is diabetic and gets very stressed about blood results and what to eat, but she is a vegetarian which makes it a bit more difficult.)


thanks pheobe i need to do something - hopefully this might spur me on.


I saw this comment yesterday and got the book and read it last night. It has really impressed me. I am 37 and already pre-menopausal on top of the RA and fibromyalgia. I think years of poor eating, hardly any exercise and steroids and all the other drugs have taken their toll and when I weighed myself last week I was the heaviest I'd ever been. Horrors! So I started the Harcombe Diet last night. No hunger, nice food and so far feeling good. I'll let you know how I get one. This is such a great option for those of us who can't exercise. Thank you very much for the tip.

Sarah xxx


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