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Anyone watching Doctor in the House?

(54 Posts)
ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 21:20:40

Frightening stuff!

BBC 1 tonight 9 - 10 pm.

Katiekatiekatie Thu 19-Nov-15 21:25:33

Yeah, what activity monitor is she wearing?

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 21:26:28

Nobody?

He's giving them a 10 hour window for eating. He says they can eat:

meat
fish
eggs
nuts

5 different vegetables per day

Anything I've forgotten?

BikeRunSki Thu 19-Nov-15 21:26:16

Not the 1950s medical comedy then?

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 21:27:56

Ha, no! A doctor is spending a month with a family to sort out their (fairly common) health problems.

FartyTette Thu 19-Nov-15 21:38:13

It is quite terrifying. Dr is getting a bit pissed off with them now.

Katiekatiekatie Thu 19-Nov-15 21:38:37

They are just ignoring him confused

SwedishEdith Thu 19-Nov-15 21:40:54

It is annoying but they must have been told to look like they're not following the rules at first. Then they will see the light and there will be some success at the end.

Actually, it'd be better TV if they continued to ignore the rules and ended up bigger/unhealthier at the end grin

None of this is new though.

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 21:41:58

I'm a few minutes behind - are they really ignoring him?

Oh okay, watching them eat the sausages. grin

I don't think the bread in the sausages will give him diabetes, it's more likely the fat in the sausages that'll harm him.

RebootYourEngine Thu 19-Nov-15 21:42:37

My tv book said that there is a similar programme on channel 4 this week too.

What type of diabetes didnhe have that he cant eat a sausage?

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 21:42:37

Did anyone hear at the beginning what they could eat?

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 21:43:43

How come she's not losing weight with such a strict diet?

SwedishEdith Thu 19-Nov-15 21:44:41

No, for type 2 diabetes, he should be avoiding refined carbs so they should be buying sausages with a very high percentage of meat. The fat's not really the problem.

FartyTette Thu 19-Nov-15 21:45:32

I thought fasting was a no-no for diabetics?

SwedishEdith Thu 19-Nov-15 21:46:10

But, then we shouldn't be eating sausages or red meat anyway as we'll get bowel cancer.

FartyTette Thu 19-Nov-15 21:46:01

Ah, just said following GPs advice.

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 21:46:19

The sausages he was eating only had 40% meat - the rest was rusks and bread and crap.

SwedishEdith Thu 19-Nov-15 21:47:41

The 5:2 diet was designed by Michael Moseley for precisely this issue. His dad had type 2 and MM is one of those fat on the inside, thin on the outside people.

FartyTette Thu 19-Nov-15 21:49:05

Dad is not going to stick to this once the Dr has finished visiting. Very extreme restrictions to the diet.

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 21:51:42

It's funny that I never think of a 24 hour as 7 pm to 7 pm. I would have thought it was the full day not eating at all.

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 21:54:49

It's hard doing the 24 hour fast when, when you come off it, you're so restricted, isn't it?

The 5:2 diet doesn't restrict in that way, does it?

SwedishEdith Thu 19-Nov-15 21:55:26

You can tell he's lost weight.

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 21:57:51

Has the mum lost weight?

FartyTette Thu 19-Nov-15 21:58:41

OK, I was wrong - well done them!

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 22:01:29

You can really tell he's lost weight. Less so with her, but she did really well, too.

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