This is a story of a sample. To be specific, a blood sample, not a stool sample, so no need to fret.
Greg’s interest in my article about rice prompted me to demonstrate what happens to your body with the Roller Coaster of blood sugar. I have to admit, tracking these numbers has been a most fascinating experiment for me. I recognize that not everyone may be inclined to spend the money on a decent glucometer, lancets and test strips simply for the sake of self-experimentation. But people drop money on sillier stuff.
I’ll provide a statistical storyline of my blood sugar and food intake throughout a regular work day.
- 5:20 a.m. – reading = 98 mg/dL (after 10 hour fast)
- 6:00 a.m. – consumed 12 oz of Bulletproof Coffee
- 7:45 a.m. – consumed 12 oz SFH Recovery
- 10:15 a.m. – consumed 1 small banana and 2 tablespoons of Almond Butter
- 11:52 a.m. – reading = 83 mg/dL
- 12:00 p.m. – consumed 2 30z Breakfasts Pucks and a 3-egg ham and veggie Frittata and 12 oz Bulletproof Coffee
- 1:22 p.m. – (one hour after finishing lunch) – reading = 118 mg/dL
- 2:25 p.m. – (two hours after finishing lunch) – reading = 95 mg/dL
- 3:25 p.m. – (three hours after finishing lunch) – reading = 103 mg/dL
- 4:57 p.m. – (after 3 mile run and before dinner) – reading = 75 mg/dL
- 7:37 p.m. – (one hour after finishing dinner) – reading = 94 mg/dL
- 8:37 p.m. – (two hours after finishing dinner) – reading = 94 mg/dL
- 9:54 p.m. – (three hours after finishing dinner & bedtime) – reading = 90 mg/dL
- 4:55 a.m. – (Fasting Glucose next day) – reading = 82 mg/dL
For those who are interested in a little more background, this was a particularly “lo-carb” day, not by design, that’s just how the menu shook out. The stats for the entire day were: 3126 Calories, 243 grams of Fat, 147 grams of Protein, and 83 grams of Carbohydrates. Even with the low carbohydrate intake, it is fascinating how the body processes all these nutrients and how it affects blood sugar throughout the day.