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Old 07-13-2014, 02:33   #91
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Others have mentioned this, and I have experienced it as well. A one-off carb load is sort of ignored by the body.

Others have said that they noticed their FBG to be higher for a few days after that kind of thing.

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I do have a question for everyone if anyone would be kind enough to chime in. I just want to know if this seems right to anyone, although I certainly can't complain.

I've always tested eating fast carbs like white bread, pasta, potatoes, etc. Those raise my BG. I've hit 140 - 150's 1st hour.

Today I ate home made burgers(my go-to-food). Medium sized. Cooked in butter. Eaten on a lettuce wrap with mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard. Had a small, raw(yuck) avocado, a few slices of an apple and a full handful of walnuts.

My BG was 79 pre. 1 hour it was still 79. So I ate another small raw(yuck) avocado and ate the entire apple. Next hour was 83. Hour after was 81.

29 grams of carbs according to my nutrition calculator.

Like I said, I'm not complaining, but does that seem right? Too low for the amount of carbs I ate?

It's just strange to me. The same amount of carbs from white bread or the others mentioned would get me to about 140 or more.

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So your experiment proves that not all carbs are same.
You should compare apples to apples :-) , not apples to pasta/bread.

Try 29 gm of bread ( 2 slices) and 1 (yuck) small avocado and see how much is your bg after 1 hr , starting with pre meal of 80.

Maybe its the yuckness ( fats) of the avocado which is a factor or apple carbs is better than pasta/bread for bgs !

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Maybe this is a weird question but...
"I've always tested eating fast carbs like white bread, pasta, potatoes, etc. Those raise my BG. I've hit 140 - 150's 1st hour."
Why do this?
White bread, pasta, potatoes, etc. raise everybody's blood sugar. The more you eat, the higher it goes. Your other experiment shows that "good" fat helps stablize the blood sugar. 79 to 83 is hardly a rise and could even be a variation on the meter. You did just prove what everybody on here is saying about eating low carb, high fat.

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Maybe this is a weird question but...
"I've always tested eating fast carbs like white bread, pasta, potatoes, etc. Those raise my BG. I've hit 140 - 150's 1st hour."
Why do this?
In the beginning I tried a couple of times. To verify I actually had a problem. Was also going through a little bit of denial.

My BG is now 75. I guess apples, nuts, avocado's(yuck) don't do anything to me. Maybe the fats(as you said) help. I noticed that about nuts. Even noticed some sugary drinks do nothing also.

I guess this is good. I tend to feel better when I'm in the mid 80's though.

I've also been sick which I don't know if that would have an effect. Was diagnosed with gastritis which ironically I read somewhere that cutting carbs can cause it. Which is why I'm getting a CT scan.

Also my blood platelets are slightly lower than normal. Normal being 150-500. I'm at 130. Had to see a hematologist. Hopefully things are OK.

Having many problems at a time. It's been tough. I feel like I hit the lotto of bad luck.

Thanks for the replies everyone. Appreciate it.


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You really should be posting new questions in a NEW thread.

I was told that gastritis was caused by carbs and alcohol. At the time I was on a vegan diet. Changing to LCHF cleared the problem.

Everyone reacts differently to carbs, some only spike with gluten containing ones, some with glucose containing ones and others just can't do fruit. It is sadly your own experiment of 1.

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So your experiment proves that not all carbs are same.
You should compare apples to apples :-) , not apples to pasta/bread.

Try 29 gm of bread ( 2 slices) and 1 (yuck) small avocado and see how much is your bg after 1 hr , starting with pre meal of 80.

Maybe its the yuckness ( fats) of the avocado which is a factor or apple carbs is better than pasta/bread for bgs !
Bread is a sure fire way of getting my blood glucose over 200 in an hour.

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Bread is a sure fire way of getting my blood glucose over 200 in an hour.
I understand bread is bad but is apple good ?
Even testing doesn't tell you much.

I thought once milk was good because after 90 min my blood sugar returned to normal. I even wrote a post about smoothies being good.

After 3 days with smoothies I felt awful.Bgs started going up.

It turned out milk increases insulin production. Stressing the beta cells.Once they get stressed Bgs head north.

disclosure : I am gluten free, so I am not favoring bread.

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Others have mentioned this, and I have experienced it as well. A one-off carb load is sort of ignored by the body.

Others have said that they noticed their FBG to be higher for a few days after that kind of thing.
Possibly this. My BG was in the 70's and had another apple after dinner. Did nothing again. However, I woke up today(after about 8 hours of sleep) and my BG was 94. Slightly above the truly normal limit. Usually my FBG is in the 80's.

I also want to add that I'm on omeprazole 20mg a day for the gastritis. Usually I check all side effects before taking meds despite the doctor prescribing them to me. I somehow must of missed it, but it turns out that medication can lower BG.


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Every time you eat something a little carby (yes, just like apples every day), it gives your liver a good chance to restock glucose/glycogen which it will then happily use to dump on you when you least expect it, notably the next few mornings just before your fasting test! Sorry. You may think you're getting by with it, but your liver gets the last laugh.




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Every time you eat something a little carby (yes, just like apples every day), it gives your liver a good chance to restock glucose/glycogen which it will then happily use to dump on you when you least expect it, notably the next few mornings just before your fasting test! Sorry. You may think you're getting by with it, but your liver gets the last laugh.
I know it isn't funny, but this made me chuckle. My goal was to try to add some fruit to my diet. Very little. I only had a couple of small slices. 6-12 grams at one time does little to me. So I thought the results were strange and even stranger when I ate more. Good one liver.

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