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OMAD and minor observation about fasting

Discussion in 'Fasting' started by LittleGreyCat, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Lots of undigestible fibre so should be ok!
     
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    There is a heck of a lot of gluten in those rolls. I think it is the main glue that holds them together. So @DCUKMod's suggestion is a possibility. I stopped eating them for that very reason.

    Sleepy, yawny, brain dead, brain foggy needing to snooze is a reaction I get to whey, and soy but not gluten. Gluten does other things to me (she says, darkly). So it may be a food intolerance, even if not to gluten.

    There was a while when I couldn't understand why I was STILL sleepy after meals, when my blood glucose was rock solid. Turned out to be the whey or soy ingredients in the food.
     
  3. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Only problem is that I had a very similar response to my own variant of Poutine.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine
    In my case, left over cauliflower cooked with left over beef stew gravy all reduced down until sticky then some grated cheese sprinkled on top.
    Very tasty, but sat on my stomach like a lump of lead and made me very sleepy.
     
  4. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think there IS such a thing as 'too few carbs' as in too few for an individual.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How would one know they'd eaten too few?

    This is a genuine question BTW, I'm not looking for an argument.
     
  6. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, I think it is a question of finding the balance, ie, that which keeps your glucose levels at a level you are happy with and that which makes you feel good, in a physical and a mental way. I went through a period of eating virtually no carbs and although it kept my levels low, I didn't feel great on it from a mental perspective more than anything. I felt as though I would fall into a hypo at any given moment and to be honest, I missed not even being able to eat a carrot. I upped it to around 60 carbs which enabled me to include a slice of toast or some veg, etc. The 'depression' on no carb indicated to me I was eating too few (for me), it wasn't a nutritional thing really as I know you can go without but more a holistic approach. Hope that explains it.
     
  7. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think that a T1 requirement for carbs may not translate directly to T2s.

    Blood Glucose needs can be met fully from protein and fat so carbohydrate is not an essential food source, unlike protein and fat.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @KK123 thanks for the explanation

    Personally I’ve never experienced a Hypo so can’t properly empathise but I can imagine that is must be awful and feeling like one is possible can’t be great.

    For me, once I was over the carb flu I don’t miss eating carbs although I do have to eat plenty of veggies.
     
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    @Debandez found some in Lidl in Dublin recently
     
  10. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Darn and poot!!
    We were in Ireland (North and South) in 2017 and Lidl didn't stock the rolls at the time.
    I wrote to both organisations to complain and got the standard "your views are valuable to us" response.
    Strange that they now stock them and the mainland don't.
     
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