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Protein ratio.

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Charisma_1630, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Charisma_1630

    Charisma_1630 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So I hear that if you eat low carb meal you need to inject for 50(ish) % of your protein?

    If for example, my lunch ratio is usually 1.5 unit to 10 grams of carb, do I still use that ratio when it's just a protein dish? Say an omelette with lots of eggs? Or will a lower ratio be required. I know it's probably different for everyone but I was wondering generally what people do.
     
  2. vxrich

    vxrich Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, yes I think most people bolus for 50% of protein. Give it a go and adjust to suit. Some people find a difference when eating just protein on its own to when they eat a meal of a mix of carbs and protein. I bolus for both and seems to work for me. Only way is to experiment
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'm type 2 and on a lousy attempt of the lchf diet to lose my 8 stones over weight. I've just come to the conclusion I was taking my protein for granted and that it shouldn't affect my high insulin resistance. Boy am I wrong. I know not as dangerous as type 1 insulin dependants but I thank you for sharing this findings with me/us. I never even gave protein the respect it needs in diabetes. I am guilty of eating too much protein and not enough vegtables. I very rarely look never mind ingest sugar or medium/high carbs. (Mind u trick or treat court me out).
    Thank you for this tread. It has opened my eyes! :)
     
  4. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When you start blousing for protein, you may find you need to split the dose. Obviously your mileage may vary. I find chicken (lean) takes about an hour to show. Fattier red mates nay take longer, sometimes 2-3 hours before it starts to show. The good news is that the spike is a lot lower so I find much more controllable.

    Bolusing not blousing!
     
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