bad_dog_ny

Start Weight:(31 Mar 11) 335.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 May 14) 322.0 lb
Goal Weight:210.0 lb
following: bad_dog_ny's own diet
performance: losing 3.1 lb a week

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Caffeine
I am a Caf-fiend! I wish I could cut back, but drink 4 cups black every morning. Maybe I'll taper off now that summer is here.

AND YES>>>diet soda will make you hungry. Your taste buds are the body's first indicator that sweets are coming, so even the taste will trigger an insulin release. When carbs are a no-show, blood glucose drops from excess insulin, and hunger follows.

I have been told that caffeine is actually an appetite suppressant, and it is in diet pills, so....
posted 16 Apr 2011, 19:29
Blood sugar questions
Thanks to everyone for all the great input here. And thanks to Hermiones for the pasta recommendation. I don't do Atkins. I feel it is generally unhealthy. I read a few of the "Zone" books and decided balanced was the way to go, although I am not as strict as Sears suggests, butter was not brought to Earth by Satin to temp man. I would recommended that some of you may be interested in reading the short book "A Week in the Zone". Very brief description of some sound nutritional advice. My rule is the rule of thirds...1/3 protein, 1/3 carb, 1/3 veggies...and watch the portions; especially on carbs and not-so-lean proteins, green veggies go to town on. Try to eat the lower-glyc carbs when possible, but don't torture yourself. My balance has been pretty good since I started journaling again, and I have had key lime pie, tacos, and hash brown casserole, so I really just eat a balance and watch portions. Just one slice of pie for me please Smile (especially since it had more calories than the rest of the meal combined!)
posted 16 Apr 2011, 19:20
Blood sugar questions
Hermiones,
What is the Pasta. My family runs health food stores, so I can probably get it. (I found Dreamfields causes me significant digestion issues). My thyroid is also an issue...can you send any links you have about low glycs and thyroid? Does the same hold true for men? Thanks.

And to Hoser, like I said, you are fine, just trying to give you an understanding of how and why high glycs and even the minor spikes they cause can be a bad thing for some people, especially those with weight issues or very poor muscle tone. It sounds like you are on top of it and on a good track; but if you can replace some high load carbs with lower load carbs, it might help even the minor spikes, post-meal hunger, and overall weight loss.

Good luck to ALL ! ! !
posted 14 Apr 2011, 11:50
Blood sugar questions
You're readings seem relatively normal, especially for someone who may be pre-diabetic. However, to my understanding, and I am NOT a doctor, the swings are NOT GOOD. I am diabetic, and it is all because of lifestyle. When I had dropped weight, it came completely under control with no meds. Lose weight and exercise and you'll be fine.

Another note...the focus on low glyceimic index carbs to control these spikes. The spikes cause diabetes. In a nutshell, high glycs, like sugar, cause extra insulin release. In human evolution, we were not designed to eat all these processed carbs. So, when we do, our blood sugar starts to rise on a curve. In anticipation of that curve, the body begins to release what it thinks will be the right amount of insulin to handle it. However, the High glyc index carbs have a "falsely steep" curve, so the body thinks more carbs are coming than actually arrive. This causes the release of too much insulin. This has 2 effects: 1-You may eventually develop insulin resistance leading to diabetes; 2-The extra insulin will result in lower blood sugar at the end of the cycle, causing you to feel hungry and eat more. This is sometimes referred to as the "roller-coaster" effect. The good news...lean muscle uses insulin more effectively, so toning up is a great way top fight and even reverse these effects.

Also, your higher morning readings may be an indication that your liver is "carb dumping" at night. I believe this is normal, but usually happens at a rate the body can handle through normal insulin secretion. You need carbs in your blood to stay alive, and storing and releasing them as needed is a function of the liver. Your slightly elevated morning glucose levels may be an indicator that some insulin resistance is already developing.

All of the other advice on H1AC etc. is solid, and I don't want to raise any alarms. And you may just be a slow recovered. It is not good to eat late, because this will throw off your system as far as the liver's night release goes as well.

I hope this was helpful. Again, it is my understanding of the situation, boiled down to simple explanation...I don't type very fast. Smile
posted 13 Apr 2011, 20:42
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