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Old 02-28-2018, 19:54   #11
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I read so many things that it gets difficult to separate real scientific facts from sponsored research and old wives tales.
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Hmm bought some new blood testing strips $$$$. I am starting to get bit worried and obsessed about testing and the resulting numbers.

Could you please take a look as they look bit worrying to me.

4th March-


Random tests-

On waking up- 5.5,

2 hr after lunch- 6.2,

1hr after dinner- 5.9

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5th March-


On waking up- 5.5

1hr after breakfast (home made fruit smoothie)- 6.5

Lunch time- 2 x large glasses of smoothies, other solid foods and 2 apples

45min later- 7.8
1hr after original lunch- 6.2
90min after original lunch- 5.1
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6th of March

On waking up- 5.5

1hr after breakfast (fruit smoothie, tofu, mushrooms) - 5.8
90mins after original breakfast- 5.6
2hrs after original breakfast- 6
2hrs30mins after original breakfast- 6.2 (going up again?)
2hrs 40mins mark- 6.4
3hr mark- 5.9

Do I need to be seriously worried now?

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Worried, without an accounting of how many grams of carbohydrates are consumed in all those fruit smoothies, apples, and other foods, it's really hard to say if there's any need to be seriously worried. Your two apples alone constitute more grams of carbohydrates than my body could tolerate; consuming them would give me something to worry about.

If you believe your body has issues metabolizing carbohydrates, then continuing to pile on carbs doesn't make a lot of sense. It is possible to eat a plant-based diet that is lower in carbohydrates which your body likely will tolerate better. But you have to start with a straight accounting of how many grams of carbs you take in. Your body doesn't need more than about 30 grams of carbs a day; one apple more than takes care of that requirement. The other carbs -- where can they go?

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Worried, without an accounting of how many grams of carbohydrates are consumed in all those fruit smoothies, apples, and other foods, it's really hard to say if there's any need to be seriously worried. Your two apples alone constitute more grams of carbohydrates than my body could tolerate; consuming them would give me something to worry about.

If you believe your body has issues metabolizing carbohydrates, then continuing to pile on carbs doesn't make a lot of sense. It is possible to eat a plant-based diet that is lower in carbohydrates which your body likely will tolerate better. But you have to start with a straight accounting of how many grams of carbs you take in. Your body doesn't need more than about 30 grams of carbs a day; one apple more than takes care of that requirement. The other carbs -- where can they go?

My aim is to get few days worth of reading of my current typical vegan diet then move to more controlled low carb vegan diet.

30gms of carbs a day might be enough for non sporty person but I am not sure that would be enough for someone who does lots of sports like me. Some sites recommend 100-150gms for sporty people. Either way I will start to log in my carb/fat/protein breakdown to get a better picture.

My above numbers still seem to fall under "normal" category based on some online charts. My morning reading used to be always 5.2 and sometimes 4.9 until just few months ago. The only thing that has changed in my diet in last few months is addition of home made fruit smoothies.

That said the amount of fruits I put in my smoothie is same or lot less than the raw whole fruits that I used to eat before. I think I will cut smoothies out as I think the stomach digests it lot faster when it has been through the blender compared to when I eat the whole fruit.

Anyway thanks for listening

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My aim is to get few days worth of reading of my current typical vegan diet then move to more controlled low carb vegan diet.
It appears that the need for a more controlled (i.e., lower in carbohydrates) way of eating would be indicated. A more prudent level of carbs may be all you need. But, remember to increase fats as you decrease carbs.

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I don't know that I would be so worried about the BG numbers you are getting not knowing exactly how many carbs you are eating as I would about the lack of key nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that comes with a vegan diet .

You should keep an eye on protein and omega 3 fatty acids; vitamins B12 and D3; and calcium, iron, and zinc that vegans can become deficient in.

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You should keep an eye on protein and omega 3 fatty acids; vitamins B12 and D3; and calcium, iron, and zinc that vegans can become deficient in.
I have been Vegan 20 years, blood results are always excellent for all of them so far.

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It is good to know that you and your doctor are aware and testing and supplementing.

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30gms of carbs a day might be enough for non sporty person but I am not sure that would be enough for someone who does lots of sports like me. Some sites recommend 100-150gms for sporty people. Either way I will start to log in my carb/fat/protein breakdown to get a better picture.
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It is good to know that you and your doctor are aware and testing and supplementing.
Doctors are useless. I am the one who tells him what to test I take B12 and VitD. Rest is very easy to get through good diet.

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