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A Crude "OGTT" using Food ;)


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Old 02-16-2015, 01:48   #1
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The saga of my tummy fat elimination experiment continues.

Day before yesterday we went out for supper to celebrate yesterday's Valentines day. It was a disaster, the restaurant food was so horrible. Yesterday, on Valentines day, we had lunch at another restaurant. Food was OK but we didn't enjoy it as much as we wanted. So, this evening my wife decided to prepare at home something both of us loved. She cut three medium sized, ripe (sweet) plantains into thin circular pieces (at the moment I don't get the apt English words to succintly describe this; this is the difficulty one sometimes faces when writing in a language other than one's mother tongue) and slightly roasted them along with two tablespoons of jaggery, chili powder (i.e. red hot pepper powder in north American speak), a little turmeric powder, curry masala, and salt. As this was getting cooked, I decided to make this meal an OGTT experiment.

Wife and I shared equally this very yummy treat. Deducting whatever fibre this dish may contain, I might have consumed pure, absorbable "net" carbs of 50 grams. OGTT requires 75 grams. We had bought from the store cookies that have dates as one of the prominent ingredients. Wife and I took one cookie each. The label says that each cookie contains 45 grams of carbs with 2 grams of fibre. So, net carbs would be 43 grams. Total net carb consumption would be 50+43 = 93 grams, quite more than the 75 grams of glucose needed for OGTT.

Here are the BG results:

Before food - 4.9 mmol/L (88 mg/dL) - For some reason this pre-prandial reading is slightly high. My normal nowadays is around 4.2 (76)
40 min - 7.9 (143) - I checked at 40 minutes because I know I peak at this time with similar food.
67 min - 7.3 (132)
98 min - 7.1 (128)
126 min - 5.6 (101)

I passed this "food OGTT" without going into the diabetic region !

Well, I know these are not really non-diabetic numbers. My son or nephew would come nowhere as high as 7.9 after eating much more than 100g of carbs. I know because I have checked their BG after a very carby meal (quite more than 100g carbs) and their BG never went higher than 5.5 (99).

This is one of the good "side effects" of my experiment with reducing my excess tummy fat. All due to the HIIT exercise I do.

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Amazing you can eat just under 100g carbs and spike no more than 143 and be back at 101 in just over 2 hours.

What is your diet normally in grams of fat, carbs and protein per day?

Are you taking any other another med besides metformin?

Sounds like you are in very good control and have good numbers for even a non-diabetic person.

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I've been following a paleo diet and I've found that when dates are used as a sweetener my numbers stay low.

So now I'm waking with numbers between 4.5 and 5.5 and rarely going over 6.9 all day. I made a delicious chocolate pie that tastes like fudge but doesn't spike me. At all. After a slice of pie, my sugar goes up, maybe 2 points. So if before dinner was 4.6, after dinner with a slice of pie for dessert, I'm seeing numbers in the 6.5 range.

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Rad Warrier, I am so happy your hard work shows very concrete results!

I am also happy you and DW finally got something very tasty to celebrate Valentine's Day.

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... What is your diet normally in grams of fat, carbs and protein per day?

Are you taking any other another med besides metformin? ...
I have roughly estimated my carb consumption per day to be 180 - 200 g but some days it can go significantly higher. I haven't tried to estimate my fat or protein consumption. I get my fat mostly from the oil we use for cooking (which is mainly coconut oil), from yogurt which I take liberally, from avocado that I take regularly and from the little milk I add to my tea. I might also be getting fat from the nuts that I consume regularly and whatever fat is there in grains, vegetables and fruits. Proteins mostly from lentils, beans, nuts etc and also from yogurt and milk. Some little protein I might get from grains, vegetables and fruits. Recently I restarted vegan protein powder (which I took for a few months a year ago) and from this protein shake I might be getting another 15 - 20 g of protein per day.

Metformin (500 mg per day) is my only medicine.

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