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Old 05-29-2018, 17:13   #1
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So I'm doing a lighter version of the LCHF diet. It is working, my numbers are, for the most part, at a consistent level that work for me. However, I have noticed that my tolerance for carbs is lower than before.

For example - before when I ate 1 cup steamed broccoli, I would get a rise of about 1 mmol. Now when I eat 1 cup steamed broccoli I get a rise of 2 mmol.

Cabbage does the same thing. Things that didn't cause my BG to rise significantly, now do.

Anyone else notice this?

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So I'm doing a lighter version of the LCHF diet. It is working, my numbers are, for the most part, at a consistent level that work for me. ...
For example - before when I ate 1 cup steamed broccoli, I would get a rise of about 1 mmol. Now when I eat 1 cup steamed broccoli I get a rise of 2 mmol.

Anyone else notice this?
I eat a lot of broccoli but I eat it raw and the affects on my BGs are negligible. If you don't mind raw broccoli give it a try and see what impact it has.

I'm a type 1 so I don't do a LCHF diet - however I do average less than 100gs of carbs a day and sometimes less than 50. I also fast a lot too. This approach as a Type 1 keeps my BGs relatively stable with less falls and rises.

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Its not just broccoli - its all vegetable carbs. The less carbs in total I eat, the less I can tolerate any of them. Broccoli and cabbage are the worst though.

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Its not just broccoli - its all vegetable carbs. The less carbs in total I eat, the less I can tolerate any of them. Broccoli and cabbage are the worst though.
That's too bad - never noticed that - but as a rule I don't eat cooked veggies and I suspect my body may have to work a little harder to metabolize raw veggies thus perhaps avoiding what you're experiencing.

But that's just a guess on my part.

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Might have to switch to raw then - or maybe only partially cook them - cant hurt, might help Thanks RS

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