Eggfest, Real Food Low-Carb Eating Has Quickly Normalized My Blood Sugar Issues

Filed under: Health — @ May 19, 2010

I like to tell people that the low-carb lifestyle is a constant journey of self-discovery, realizing how the foods you eat and your environment uniquely impact YOUR body, and to act accordingly to what works best for you. It would be nice if there was such a thing as the “magic pill” answer to obesity and health concerns, but the reality is that it just doesn’t exist. Once you come to grips with this, the closer you are to finding the answers to your specific metabolic and physical challenges. That’s where I’m at in my low-carb life right now.

I recently blogged about the “light bulb moment” that has taken place in my personal nutrition in 2010 beginning with my “eggfest” on March 12, 2010 after being disappointed with how I looked and presented myself on The Low-Carb Cruise. Since then I’ve been able to come completely off of diet soda and artificial foods for nearly 60 days, live solely on the highest quality of grass-fed beef, pastured eggs, grass-fed butter, and raw cheese from local farmers I can find, keep my fat intake high, protein moderate, and carbohydrate consumption as low as possible, and in the process take off over 30 pounds and counting (follow my daily progress at my menus blog).

Yesterday I thought it would be fun to see what is happening with my blood sugar readings in light of all the changes I’ve been making in just the past two months alone. I have previously written quite extensively about my bewildering blood sugar levels doing all sorts of strange things after I eat a meal. It turns out I was dealing with something called reactive hypoglycemia as identified by Dr. Keith Berkowitz in my podcast interview with him in 2008. But that was when I was still consuming some low-carb products, including the diet sodas. Now that I’ve been off of all artificial and sweet stuff for 55 days, I wondered what impact it would have on my blood sugar.

I wish I could have measured insulin levels at home, too, but blood sugar gives a lot of information for people wondering what is happening inside their body both before and after meals–so I was excited to see an hourly update of my blood sugar levels from the time I woke up on Tuesday morning until I went to bed. Based on my previous experiences checking blood sugar levels like this one from July 2009, I thought I knew what I was in store for…but I actually got a BIG surprise this time around! A VERY GOOD ONE TOO!

Click here to see what my blood sugar results were along with what I ate on May 18, 2010. It’s good news for people who advocate a healthy real foods low-carb nutritional approach.


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