CGM Day 9 & 10: Minor detour for ice cream

Did great yesterday until the end of the day when I succumbed to the siren call of ice cream after a very long day. The breakfast spike was due to my infatuation with blueberries.

Today was a new day though. I had my typical Wednesday breakfast at Nick and J’s Cafe of three eggs over well with bacon and black coffee. Then I met a friend for lunch at Dickies for 1/2lb of brisket. We celebrated his amazing success on his low carb/fasting journey which I hope he’ll share on this blog sometime soon.

This afternoon there was a handful of green grapes running out the door to go do yard work at the office.

Glory be to God, tomorrow is always a new day.

CGM Day 8: It takes one day

After last week’s daily deluge of carbs this week I plan to be much more moderate in my intake.

Today, breakfast was just a few scrambled eggs which had no impact. Lunch was a protein shake I like to make from About Time Protein powder with added MCT oil. Again there was no impact.

Dinner was the only meal that showed any increase in my blood sugar. It consisted of roasted chicken, fresh corn on the cob, steamed carrots, and some Colbyjack cheese. The elevation wasn’t enough to push me over 100mg/dL however.

So the lesson I’d like to impart here is that it only takes one day of change to see an impact on your health. Studies show that by the third meal of a low carb nutrition plan there is measurable improvement in someone’s insulin resistance. The time to change is right now.

I heard a proverb one time that said the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is right now. Make your next meal the first meal of a new way of life. If you need help, call my office. That’s what I do.

Day 2 of CGM

Here’s the majority of today’s readings.

You can see small impact of breakfast which was the same 3 eggs and 1/2 cup blueberries as yesterday but no toast or jam. What a difference that made. Note too the dip in my glucose right before awakening and the rise as I got up. The normal stress of standing upright and waking in the morning will raise your glucose some. Notice the good glucose control overnight when the body isn’t trying to metabolize a Star Crunch but is essentially fasted? Powerful.

Lunch was a 1/2 pound of delicious beef brisket. There was no impact or elevation on my glucose. Dry rub BBQ is one of the best options to limit sugar intake as almost all BBQ sauces have added sugar.

The blue arrow indicates an elevated glucose associated with a stressful situation. We should be cognizant that our body responds to stress with elevated glucose. This is why the fourth pillar of good health is peace, or stress management.

Tonight’s dinner is going to be one of my all time favorite meals, Little Joe’s pizza and breadsticks. There’s no doubt what’s going to happen but it will be interesting to see the impact it has. Stay tuned for a full report later on.