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Diet

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Paulm80, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    You are confusing it with "last meal effect", and are quite correct that after eating low carb for a while the pancreas gets used to producing less insulin, so a high carb meal will produce high blood glucose levels. (hence eating carbs for 3 days before an OGTT)

    Physiological insulin resistance is different. It is also known as "brain sparing". If the body detects there is too little glucose in the system, it tells the cells to reject (resist) it, and sends it to the brain instead. It is a temporary thing, but can be solved quickly by eating a few extra carbs for a day or so. A day or so is all that is necessary, and "a few extra carbs" means just that - not an overload. It happened to me a few years ago and lasted a couple of weeks then went away on its own without me adding extra carbs. All it did with me was increase my morning fasting and pre-meal levels. My actual rises post meal were as previously, but the levels were higher simply because I started higher.
     
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  2. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I am, thanks for pointing that out :)
     
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  3. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve always been vegetarian, both when trying out LCHF and then moderate carb. Not really sure what the question is.
     
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  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    You are comparing what you "usually eat" with a LCHF diet. I'm trying to ascertain what the difference is that you claim led to your increase in blood sugar.
     
  5. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As stated, I ate significantly fewer carbs, along with more fat for about 2 months to conform with the typical LCHF macronutrient ratios. I had a much shorter experience with vacation- but it’s not difficult to know the macronutrient ratios in food. MyFitnessPal makes it pretty darn easy to figure out.

    How are you suggesting I compare it?

    But back to the OPs point, I don’t see LFHC as a “mostly but not always” option.
     
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    #45 Walking Girl, Aug 27, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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  6. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I found that MFP is one of the most unreliable sources of nutritional info out there.. far too many "individual' entries that are incorrect when double checked.
     
  7. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Easy fix. Scan the bar code on the package of yogurt, nuts, cream, eggs etc, then it’s very accurate . Vegetables, avocados are pretty obvious and it’s very easy to check those against other sources.
     
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  8. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Luckily for me very little of what I eat comes with a barcode.
     
  9. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I’ve always found it easier to buy olives, yogurt, nuts and milk in a container rather than carry them in my pockets to the register, but hey, whatever works for you :D
     
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