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Old 06-10-2011, 00:07   #1
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OK, I've been doing well with my BG's lately, and have decided to start undertaking some longer rides...

To prepare for tonight's lung-busting Quad-Burner, I'm fueling up with OATMEAL.

Yup, Oatmeal. I've tried oatmeal before, and it's never worked out for me, but today I'm trying it again before a very difficult hill workout of 2-3 hours in length.

I'll test 1hr after, and at 2hrs, 2.5hrs, 3hrs, 3.5hrs and 4hrs after now to see how it goes... I'm thinking that with the workout I'm about to do, and the slow-digestion of the oats I'm eating, that I might stay well-fueled and hopefully not spike to much.

I'll report results of my crazy experiment on myself.

Yours Truly,

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BTW, Oatmeal isn't half-bad when covered in heavy cream and fresh berries...

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The only time I carb up or eat bread is before a 3-4 hour hike in the hills. I figure I would rather chance of being a little high than the opposite in the middle of the woods. Let us know how it turns out. I feel if you are burning calories you may need the extra carbs.

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First I should report I had plenty of energy during the ride. I only supplemented with water - no powerbars or accellerade, etc.

Blood Glucose readings:

Pre-Oatmeal: 5.5 (99)
1 hr Post-Meal: 6.2 (112)
2 hr Post-Meal: 7.4 (134)
2.5hr Post-Meal: 4.5 (81) - I started riding 2hrs and 15 minutes after the oatmeal, fyi.
3 hr Post-Meal: 5.1 (92)
3.5hr Post-Meal: 4.7 (85)
4 hr Post-Meal: 5.2 (94)
5 hr Post-Meal: 5.2 (94)

So this is most-certainly NOT something I'd want to eat on a regular basis, EXCEPT before a hard workout. Even then, I do NOT like the 7.4 reading, that's much higher than I like to be.

I did eat enough to give me about 60g of carb, for those wondering... I also added about 1/4 C of heavy cream and 1/2 C of blueberries...

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I did eat enough to give me about 60g of carb, for those wondering... I also added about 1/4 C of heavy cream and 1/2 C of blueberries...
If you mention the blueberries & cream ONE MORE TIME . . . POW!





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I eat porridge every morning and I usually get at 5 something at the 2 hour mark. Is your oatmeal the really fine stuff and not whole oats? Maybe use real oats instead and cut back on the berries and you may get a better result. Oats would be a good carb for exercise as it's low GI and would give sustained energy release.

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If you mention the blueberries & cream ONE MORE TIME . . . POW!
They were SO GOOD... (ducks)

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I eat porridge every morning and I usually get at 5 something at the 2 hour mark. Is your oatmeal the really fine stuff and not whole oats? Maybe use real oats instead and cut back on the berries and you may get a better result. Oats would be a good carb for exercise as it's low GI and would give sustained energy release.
What we have in the house is basic "rolled oats".

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What we have in the house is basic "rolled oats".
oh Ok... that's the best type When you said 'oatmeal'... here it's a processed food they sell on our grocery shelves... very fine processed oats.

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Beefy - you're very lucky. I am one of the weird people who actually love oatmeal, especially in the middle of Winter. However, even if I eat Irish Oatmeal which is whole grain and quite coarse, my BG will go 'off the charts'. I am on insulin and I use a pump and still........it does very bad things to my blood sugar. And if I piled on blueberries and cream ......omg ...... well it is something I can eat only in my dreams. Sorry Shanny........didn't mean to mention "that fruit" again

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