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Old 03-16-2011, 00:36   #1
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Due to my crazy schedule I am trying to "drink" my breakfast on "the go" as I often leave my house at 4am. I was at "122" (which for me is the lowest fasting in a month)- drank an Atkins lo-carb ready mixed shake with 1 gram of sugar and within 30 minutes tested at "246". How is this possible?

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How many grams of carbs did it contain?

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Old 03-16-2011, 01:53   #3
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Only 2. Kinda crazy. I would think its effect would be very minimal.

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Look at the list of the ingredients and see if there are any stimulants in there. That is a huge spike. I use the Slim Fast low carb shakes ( 2 carbs) for emergencies but have never seen a spike like that. I also use the Atkins Bars and usually see a 20-30 point spike. A lot of these things have malodextrine, or other sugar alcohols in them which you could be reacting to. I like to make my own shakes. I buy the Muscle Milk powder from Costo and add some unsweet coconut milk, cinnamon , a few strawberries and flaxseed. I will spike about 20 points with this.

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I went on a Slim Fast diet once... I drank two or three with every meal and continued to gain weight... Heh!

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