I've been watching all of you guys argue back and forth r/t low-carb vs. high carb diets.
I've decided to do a science experiment using my body for science.... I know, I know, it is a big sacrifice but I will do it.
I am reading a book called The Paleo Diet for the Athlete. It is not a ketogenic diet per se, it is a diet that restricts carbohydrates. Paleo diets are described in detail in various places on the net and you can find a better description of them than I care to type here. I am a type II diabetic. I am also hoping to lose a few pound while I am at it.
I am going to measure my blood sugars to show what they are doing while I am trying this for the first few days so that I can get an idea of what is going on.
I started a couple of days ago and here is my data so far:
0800 Fasting BS-88
Breakfast-tuna and egg salad, alfalfa sprouts, salsa, walnuts, dried plums
Lunch-Stir fried vegetables and pork, grapes
1400 BS 75
Snack-grapes, plums, walnuts
2000 BS 84
Used stairs all day at work. 12 hour shift as nursing supervisor in 4 story hospital. Probablly 15 trips up and down and other walking.
0700 FBS (83)
breakfast-scrambled eggs, 3 slices bacon, plums, walnuts
0900 BS 84
Lunch-chicken salad, summer squash
1330-BS 101 (I went and did 10 flights of stairs)
Snack-tomatoe/cucumber salad, apple, walnuts, plum
0600-Breakfast-scrambled eggs, apple, banana
0930-Post ride sugar-94
0940- cup apple sauce and whey powder
meal-tuna and egg salad, baked yam
I am also taking Chromium Picolinate, alpa lipoic-acid, grape seed extract, vits. C,E, B complex, zinc, magnesium, and garlic tabs. I also am taking a fiber (metamucil).
I will continue to post my data daily for the first week. I am starting slowly on the rides until I see what happens so that my body can get adjusted so that I don't have any problems. I am feeling better, my blood sugars are stabilized and I don't have any hunger pains. I've already lost 3 pounds!