Posted below are two reports generated from the Freestyle Libre LibreView website. They show the average relative change in my blood glucose with each meal of the day. The first report was during the high carb, standard American diet experiment in July. The second report is from the nutritional ketosis diet I just blogged about … Continue reading Mealtime patterns
Over the last week I've documented my progress into nutritional ketosis through a ketogenic diet. Yesterday, I added intermittent fasting to that process. Here are the results. As most of you know, I have advocated for low carb high fat nutrition to reverse metabolic disease since I began practicing it myself in 1999. My understanding … Continue reading Nutritional Ketosis and Intermittent Fasting
I didn't get a chance to update the daily posts yesterday as the start of school, high school sports practice, and school supply shopping made for a long day. Regardless, the data hasn't changed much. I had about 29 net carbs Sunday and 22 net carbs Monday. This produced very stable blood sugar results as … Continue reading Nutritional Ketosis, Days 5 & 6
Friday August 2nd was the fourth day of my journey documenting how to achieve nutritional ketosis. So far my dietary intake of net carbs have been 10 gms, 17.6 gms, and 22.5 gms. Yesterday, I had 17.2 gms of net carbs. I'm averaging 16.8 gms of net carbs per day. Not bad, I think. Breakfast … Continue reading Nutritional Ketosis Day 4
Nutritional ketosis from a doctor's perspective.
Wednesday was day two of documenting my journey into a nutritionally ketotic state of metabolism. As I mentioned yesterday, the body stores glucose which must be utilized prior to becoming fat adapted. Certain cellular machinery must be upregulated to mobilize fat from storage and allow it to enter the energy generating chemical pathways more efficiently. … Continue reading Nutritional Ketosis, CGM Day 2
Know Thyself. How a continuous glucose monitor allows you to control your own destiny.
I've seen this same observation time and time again. Since using a CGM with most of my patients I've begun noticing how often artificial sweeteners cause a reactionary drop in glucose. Presumably this is from the body producing insulin assuming that the sweet taste represents a usable sugar. Since there is no increase in blood … Continue reading IDM: Women and Fasting: Top Tips for Women Going Through Menopause Part 2
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 … Continue reading CGM Day 9 & 10: Minor detour for ice cream
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 … Continue reading CGM Day 8: It takes one day