Re: Protein, does it cause later BG spikes?
- From: Michael <micoder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 13:14:28 -0600
"Michael" <micoder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:p5%Lm.231071$Jp1.172969@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxI believe it was Kurt, but I am not sure, who suggested that a protein meal would cause a spike at 3 hours out.
I decided to test that idea on myself this morning.
I woke up with a FBG of 115. I began eating breakfast at 10.
An hour later it was 104
An hour later it was 102
An hour later it was 110
So, this last reading may have been a protein spike or simply the beginning of a liver dump, I don't know. I ate nothing during those three hours. However, I do believe it indicates that it is probably just fine for T2s to eat a big meal of protein and fat. Please note, that the final 3 hour reading was 5 points below the start reading.
My meal consisted of 4 fried eggs and about 8 ounces of ham. BTW the ham had been trimmed of fat. The only fat was from the eggs.
So anyway, these are some more data points for us T2s to mull over.
An 8 point increase in one hour is a spike? Where did you get that information?
I realize that is hardly a spike. It was a bump. But, if you can believe the meter, eating some fat and a lot of protein produces no change worth noting in T2s.
I personal research about eating fat and protein indicate that it is not the fat and protein that cause heart disease. It is the mixture of carbs, fat, and protein.
If you eat an incredibly low amount of carbs, your body must metabolize the fat and protein to keep you walking around conscious. This type of eating has been well documented by Dr. Atkins. He treated his heart patients with his diet and consistently got improvement.
The average American diet of loads of carbs and loads of fat is a very bad combination. This is my take anyway.
I will take my chances with an extremely low carb diet. It simply keeps my BG down, and I believe it is good for my heart and arteries.
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