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Old 03-02-2014, 06:07   #1
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So a couple of weeks ago I tried some whole wheat pasta with hamburger, salsa, cheese. In Canada we have a brand called Healthy Harvest. It's just run of the mill whole wheat past as far as I can tell. So I tried a 1/4 of a serving (3/4 cup dry). I didn't get an abnormal spike. I thought maybe it was a fluke.

I made a bit more last night to go with a chicken/veg/alfrado sauce. This time I ate about 1/2 of a serving cooked (3/4 cup dry). No spike again. I tested, 1h and 2h, but didn't have time to do more than that.

I had another serving again today. I had time today so I tested every hour for about 7 hours. No abnormal spike.

It's so odd what has an impact on BG and what doesn't for different people.

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It's so odd what has an impact on BG and what doesn't for different people.
Absolutely right. A lot of us seem fixated on the glycemic index or glycemic load of this item or that as provided by FDA or equivalent databases.

What we should be asking ourselves, just as you did, is "what will my serving of this item, cooked my way do to my blood sugar?".

No-one else counts in this exercise, just this once complete selfishness is essential.

And this is just another way of saying "Eat to the meter".


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In eating. In health. One size definitely does not fit all. Eat to your meter is so freeing. I have a long list of friends and family who I truly wish would try it.

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A few members here have noted that pasta takes much longer than one would expect to spike their blood sugar, often seeing a spike at 3 or even 4 hours. Maybe next time, try testing later to make sure this pasta is really working out as well as you hope?

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I tested every hour for 7 hours last night and seemed to be fine. Dreamfields on the other hand was showing a spike at 1 hour and then for about 3 hours after, so that was a major no go.

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I so love pasta but have not given it a try and won't. Lucky you can eat at least a small serving. I spike at the most simple things.

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Nice! I'll have tor try it. I love pasta.

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I would love to try it, but I'm so afraid. I'm Italian and ate pasta at least 2 times a day! I get so depressed thinking I'll never be able to eat it again. ��

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Interesting! I don't spike from Dreamfield's, hadn't been trying the Healthy Harvest. I do know that I can't eat much pasta, even if I don't spike, because it makes my tummy hurt. I think my body was glad to get rid of wheat.

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