Conclusion: Exercise puts my sugar up. Surprised at this but @lowcarbGP noticed the same
Will try beer and @lowcarbGP suggests muesli
Reasonable suggestions and comments welcome
2 large glasses of red wine last night DIDN’T ⬆️ my blood sugar 👍😜
Putting my body on the line so you don’t have too 😉
Will leave it 30 years until my next visit.
Seriously though, the “restaurant” was packed with kids and families. What are we doing to the health of the population? 🤔
Glucose high of 9.0 but ⬆️ for 2 hrs😯
Perhaps not a surprise as contains 66g carbs (of which sugars are 21g) per 100g (21% sugar!!!)
My good sized bowl had 25g (over 6 teaspoons!) sugar
Will compare with No Added Sugar Alpen tomorrow
This is in stark contrast to the Alpen muesli spike this a.m.
Trying grapes next....
Suprised to see only a very small ⬆️ in glucose then a ⬇️
A very different picture from running high intensity intervals 2 days ago which caused a big spike
Both ⬆️ my blood sugar for 2 hours. A slightly lower spike with No Added Sugar Alpen but not much and it tastes like cardboard 🤢
Clearly, neither is good for me
Decided to avoid both (forever!)
Sourdough bread up next
Turns out it causes a similar glucose spike to muesli. A real shame as sourdough is the one high carb thing I miss (crave!) most
Beginning to see @lowcarbGP is correct (again!):
COMPLEX STARCHY CARBS ⬆️GLUCOSE JUST AS MUCH AS SUGAR
SUGARS DROPPING !!!
Root vegetables are fairly high glycaemic load but celeriac seems OK👍
Conclusion: Porridge puts my sugars up in a similar way to muesli.
Perhaps not a surprise as both made with grains
150 ml of oat porridge causes a rise in blood sugar the same as 4.4 teaspoons of sugar 😳
Will be experimenting with pasta including pasta chilled overnight.
Putting my body on the line so you don't have to 😉
Caused very high and prolonged spike in my blood sugar
Have been asked to test the impact of chilling cooked pasta overnight then reheating, so I've cooked 120g of pasta, now chilling for an identical meal tomorrow
I love chickpeas and use them a lot so very relieved 😀👍
On Left, high intensity intervals at max effort
On Right, a social run with friends
Bigger spike in blood glucose with high intensity work out. Perhaps not surprising.
Presume it's a respone to ⬆️ adrenaline and cortisol
2 identical meals EXCEPT:
Bottom graph is pasta carbonara, 120g freshly cooked dried pasta
Top graph is 120g dried pasta, cooked, chilled overnight and reheated
CONCLUSION: Cooking, chilling then reheating does reduce the height of my glucose spike (a bit)
I shouldn't be surprised that it put my sugars up
Starch (eg in potatoes, rice, wheat, oats) is made up of a simple string of glucose molecules "holding hands" and our bodies rapidly break it down into glucose
Here's a starch molecule:
Bolognese made with high fat (20%) minced beef (butcher makes it specially for me), buffalo mozzarella, tomato salad with olive oil on a bed of steamed courgette
No rise in blood sugar at all
Meat hasn't put up my sugar: I've tested minced beef, ham/bacon, duck +chicken