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Old 03-07-2019, 02:47   #1
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my story:
I was about 3 days into a fast, feeling ok this morning. At work, we needed to do some heavy lifting and moving, I didn't quite feel ok. I felt a little sluggish.

At lunch, I decided to break my fast and eat.....poor judgement==>I ate pizza. wtf eh? lol

Surprise:
All afternoon, I felt quite good. The muscle groups that I worked out last week actually felt pumped and strong.

Question:
What do you think made me feel so good? the electrolytes? the carbs? the water that would have accompanied the carbs to my muscles?

Definitely part of the equation was what I ate, but the other part was it seemed to favor the muscles that I worked hard last week.

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Based on my experience - I would answer the question this way - All of the Above - Carbs get a bad rap but in my opinion they are not as bad as they seem if you have a level of physical activity that can work those carbs off. So working those muscles moving around - increasing your circulation, hydrating yourself - all helpful in diminishing the impacts of that carb filled pizza. As well keep in mind Pizza is usually full of fat. The carbs that pizza had - likely took a while to digest - so your physical activity was likely even more effective in working off those carbs.

Anyway that's my guess. I know when I eat Carbs without corresponding exercise I get in such a tired lethargic state - it's terrible. This often happens to non diabetics too.

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I like rsfletcher's answer. How do you feel today?

I looked on some fasting forums where one specifically mentioned breaking a fast after day 3 eating pizza and he said he felt like crap, others replied they had done the same and either felt like crap too, noticed no difference, or felt great.

I liked another I saw where a guy said he broke his 60 day fast on day 7. Hmmm, I think I broke my 300 day fast on day 1.

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For me, the better question is what was your blood sugar levels at 1hr, 2hr, 3hr after eating pizza? If your body has adapted to using fat for energy, seems like eating something that is high fat low carb would be a better test and offer the quickest recovery from the fast and exertion.


I guess we all would agree that spiking our blood sugars once and a while is ok...but how many spikes can we absorb without experiencing some diabetic issues? Are these spikes cumulative or? Probably different for all of us....

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I like rsfletcher's answer. How do you feel today?

I looked on some fasting forums where one specifically mentioned breaking a fast after day 3 eating pizza and he said he felt like crap, others replied they had done the same and either felt like crap too, noticed no difference, or felt great.

I liked another I saw where a guy said he broke his 60 day fast on day 7. Hmmm, I think I broke my 300 day fast on day 1.
In the past week, I've broke a 14 day fast on day 3, then restarted, then broke it again on day 3. lol

To answer your question, I generally have a cast iron stomach and don't feel any repercussions from breaking my fasts with poor food choices.

Today it is hard to say whether I feel good or not because I'm home fighting a cold that one of my coworkers obviously gave me. Grrrrrr.

But, yes, I have felt lousy from eating carbs. A bag of popcorn at the movies, a piece of chocolate cake at a birthday party. Usually, I feel inflammation in my joints, and a bit groggy in the morning.

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For me, the better question is what was your blood sugar levels at 1hr, 2hr, 3hr after eating pizza? If your body has adapted to using fat for energy, seems like eating something that is high fat low carb would be a better test and offer the quickest recovery from the fast and exertion.


I guess we all would agree that spiking our blood sugars once and a while is ok...but how many spikes can we absorb without experiencing some diabetic issues? Are these spikes cumulative or? Probably different for all of us....
Good question. I feel like I missed out on an opportunity to track my blood sugar levels.

I used to be able to absorb about 2 bad meals out of 9, but I think those days are gone. When I was first diagnosed, I was very strict at monitoring and controlling my blood glucose. I remember having a wendy's burger and fries followed by popcorn at the movies, and my blood sugars didn't move...but that was after having a very good week of excellent blood sugar readings.

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