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Old 09-14-2016, 13:27   #1
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I'm attempting to jump-start my stalled weight loss with an egg fast diet. Basically eating eggs with either sugar-free mayo, or some melted cheese, and that's it daily. Very minimal carbs.

I take 500 mg Metformin 2x daily and a couple of meds for blood pressure.

I took my blood sugar reading about 4 hours after my egg-and-mayo lunch and would have expected a pretty low reading. However, my reading is 117. Is this OK?

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117 is not a bad BG level. Not what you expected, but where was your BG before you ate?

Before you try to come to any conclusions right now, give yourself a few days and track the trend in your BG

If it were me, I'd up the fat content a bit also - perhaps 2 egg yolks to 1 white, and add a little olive oil in with the mayo. I have found that increasing fats is what helps my weight loss.

Good luck to you on this.

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While 117 is maybe okay, to me it's not low enough for no carb consumption. As VeeJay suggests, give it a few days to see if you adjust. If not, you'll need to do some additional investigating. What where your numbers running before you went on this diet? I agree you need more fat. Up to 50% of protein can convert to glucose.

Also the meter could be off - some meters read very high. Which brand and model meter are you using?

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Give it couple of days. I need at least two days on a very strict plan to see a major drop, as if my body has some delayed reaction.

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