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Old 04-02-2012, 17:00   #1
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When I first arrived here - just a couple of weeks ago - eating my regular diet, this was my morning results:

Before breakfast - 108
One hour after - 205
Two hours after - 146

After one week of trying to adjust my diet, finding foods I could tolerate and recipes that worked for me:
I had my homemade hemp/chia/flax cereal with blueberries and 1 tsp palm sugar, and my "diet" hot chocolate.

Before breakfast - 110
One hour after - forgot
Two hours after - 132

And today, I had two fried eggs in olive oil, slice of ham, Havati cheese, Flax/Chia "English Muffin" spread with butter, coffee with heavy whipping cream and 1 tsp palm sugar.

Before breakfast - 114
One hour after -112
Two hours after - 104

Now, do I need to work on getting my fasting numbers down?

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Starting weight 246.8 lbs (Jan/12), now 194.4 lbs (Jan 1/13)
April/12 - A1C - 6.0
Sept/12 - A1C - 5.5
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Eating LC/HF, gluten-free, no grains, low protein, low dairy, low-glycemic, 20-30 net carbs/day - plus tons of food allergies.
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I found that my fasting numbers came down over time. It took me about a year before my fasting numbers were consistently below 100. I experienced DP, and would typically be over 100 fasting. You can find many threads about DP on here. In the afternoon, my fasting numbers were typically better. Keep doing LCHF and the numbers will come.

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Mine just drifted down as I gained some time. I think they are the last to climb and the last to come down. Nothing I did seemed to change them until they were ready to drop...you are doing great! It was over a year until they consistently were under 100. Just keep up what you are doing and they will finally drop!




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When I first arrived here - just a couple of weeks ago - eating my regular diet, this was my morning results:

Before breakfast - 108
One hour after - 205
Two hours after - 146

After one week of trying to adjust my diet, finding foods I could tolerate and recipes that worked for me:
I had my homemade hemp/chia/flax cereal with blueberries and 1 tsp palm sugar, and my "diet" hot chocolate.

Before breakfast - 110
One hour after - forgot
Two hours after - 132

And today, I had two fried eggs in olive oil, slice of ham, Havati cheese, Flax/Chia "English Muffin" spread with butter, coffee with heavy whipping cream and 1 tsp palm sugar.

Before breakfast - 114
One hour after -112
Two hours after - 104

Now, do I need to work on getting my fasting numbers down?
I would say not necessarily if your next A1C comes back OK. With numbers like those post-meal, I wouldn't even worry about any morning numbers under 130 or 120. Your body can do strange things in terms of storing and then dumping glucose. Just think of that morning surge as a "delayed" meal. If it's only happening once a day and its no higher than an acceptable after-meal number, what's the harm?

On the other hand, if you stay on the track your on, I suspect it will at least come down below 100 eventually, anyway.

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My fastings have finally dropped since I got into ketosis. My guess is that ketosis has reduced the amount of glycogen in my liver, so even if it's trying to dump, there isn't as much there TO dump. At any rate, it's been holding fairly well for a few weeks now. DP can make you tear out your hair - that's for sure!




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That's great! I don't think getting your fasting number down is that important, keep getting your A1Cs done and that's a much better indicator. Good work!

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My fasting bgs seem to move around from the low 90 to an occassional 115 or so. I do better when I stay in Ketosis. But every once in awhile for no reason I will spike. I find the longer I fast the worse my bgs are. So lately I've tried eating a little peanut butter, chia seed and sour cream before bed. It keeps my bgs around 98. I would like to go a little lower but I am happy with 98. This morning I had my hot flaxseed/chia/ oat fiber/ almond meal ceral with a handful of blueberries. I was 116 at 30 minute and 113 at 2 hours, so it keeps me full and steady. So you may be able to still have your hot cereal, just play with the ingredients.

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