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  • Originally posted by otzi View Post
    Prolonged high insulin definitely correlates to insulin resistance (or diabetes). High blood glucose levels, especially fasting, indicate insulin resistance as well. What we have been talking about here is spikes in blood glucose. The spike will prompt a surge in insulin which will clear the glucose from the blood in an insulin sensitive person.



    Normal glucose levels are important to good health and the next blood sugar chart shows the fasting level for a normal person and then the raising and falling of blood sugar after a meal.

    Let's see if this link works: It shows normal variances over 24 hours for 21 insulin sensitive people, eating regular food.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tMgToYs_oY...ndividuals.PNG

    Here's another good chart to show what levels should be at certain times:

    Blood Sugar Levels Chart | A Normal Blood Sugar Level
    I'll have a look, ta.

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    • looked at those links, I still wonder if the starch causes spikes that would add to insulin resistance?

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      • Originally posted by Quarry View Post
        looked at those links, I still wonder if the starch causes spikes that would add to insulin resistance?
        My little pea-brain says that eating nothing but starchy tubers for 7-14 days would not cause insulin resistance. I followed a strict low carb (less than 80g) for over two years, being careful not to 'spike my insulin'. After testing my insulin/glucose response after several potato meals, I can say I am not insulin resistant. Eating nothing but potatoes for a really long time, say a year, would be a better bet to cause insulin resistance.

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        • Really good talk on how we handle starch. From AHS 2012, Chris Masterjohn:

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          • Just typing outloud... I have been debating doing tators or just fasting this week. DH is out of town so it would be a great time to not cook and have a clean kitchen all week
            65lbs gone and counting!!

            Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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            • I must admit I found that video mind-numbing.

              That guy could package his presentations for insomnia treatmentzzzzzzzzzz..

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              • another 3 lb gone....

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                • Originally posted by AlanC View Post
                  I must admit I found that video mind-numbing.

                  That guy could package his presentations for insomnia treatmentzzzzzzzzzz..
                  It's a psychological ploy! The more boring the presentation the more intellectual the presenter must be right! Nah, just playing. i haven't watched it yet, but when I got an hour to burn I plan to.

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                  • Lost redirect <-CarbSane link
                    Retirement has afforded me the ultimate affluence, that of free time (Sahlins/Wells)

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                    • Originally posted by lambchop View Post
                      another 3 lb gone....
                      Hey well done LC. I lost about 4lb in my 4 days but had to stop because I was ill from a bug. Are you doing intermittent spuds or all the time?

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                      • Originally posted by Meatgrrrl View Post
                        Hey well done LC. I lost about 4lb in my 4 days but had to stop because I was ill from a bug. Are you doing intermittent spuds or all the time?
                        Thanks.

                        All the time. Twice I have been on the brink of quitting so I had a greasy rosti with spices. The fat was enough variety to allow me to keep going, so minor deviations rather than ditching it. Works well!

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                        • Still reading through this thread, but just want tommention that I hope you guys are eating organic potatoes!! Root vegetables are among the worst to buy non-organic. Farmer's admit they'd never eat their own non-organic grown potatoes!

                          "Root vegetables absorb herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides that wind up in soil. In the case of potatoes--the nation's most popular vegetable--they're treated with fungicides during the growing season, then sprayed with herbicides to kill off the fibrous vines before harvesting. After they're dug up, the potatoes are treated yet again to prevent them from sprouting."

                          Read more: 7 Foods You Should Never Eat | Fox News

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                          • "Try this experiment: Buy a conventional potato in a store, and try to get it to sprout. It won't,"

                            Yet each time I prepare some spuds I have to remove a few sprouty bits?



                            AC

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                            • Originally posted by otzi View Post
                              People around here get excited about novel ways to improve our health naturally. You should see what happened when I borrowed a lot of info from Ray's site on Cold Thermogenesis! http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread50560.html

                              Go to pages 11 and 17 and note the comments by Mr. ZzzzeroG. That's what I hoped would happen here.

                              When I started this thread, I figured people would say it was all BS and not give it a second thought. That's one of the reasons I didn't start right off with "....Ray Cronise says eat potatoes and lose weight." I figured if people took a liking to it, then we could give credit where credit's due. Done and done.
                              My Goodness...

                              as they'd say down south, "Y'all give Otzi a break."

                              There is actually MUCH more to this than the "potato diet." That just happens to be a fun food that seems to fly in the face of the "bad carb" crowd. Anyone that's read much of my stuff knows I don't believe in "protein, carb and fat - speak."

                              It's great to see the success repeated. I just wanted everyone to know that "otzi" didn't intend on stealing anything and in fact sent a link soon after posting here.

                              oh, and I'm not a vegan, paleo, or any other such label. Just a scientist with a mid-life crisis calorimeter and an incredible drive to hack and understand.

                              I hope to have a little more time to hang out in the future, but just wanted everyone to ease up a little. If you are concerned about me "not getting credit" for something, you can always fill out some data sheets - I love crunching through data and the best part of these "N of 1" experiments is that everyone is at least eating the same thing...

                              Thanks!

                              Ray

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                              • Originally posted by Meatgrrrl View Post
                                Hey well done LC. I lost about 4lb in my 4 days but had to stop because I was ill from a bug. Are you doing intermittent spuds or all the time?
                                I looked through the thread for intermittent spud eaters and didn't see any. Did I miss them? I am wondering what you can get away with.

                                I wasn't really interested at first because weight loss has been mostly steady on a moderate macro diet, but as I get closer to my goal, the effects of my monthly cycle seem to be intensifying. I am ravenous and craving sweets and grains for several days after ovulation and was wondering if a heavy starch diet for those few days might be easier. I love potatoes, but have been kind of avoiding them because they are a lot of calories for the nutrients. However, if all potatoes, or mostly potatoes would make those days easier, it might be worth a try. Would I have to give up my 2 cups of coffee with milk in the morning in order not to balloon up eating plain potato the rest of the day?
                                50yo, 5'3"
                                SW-195
                                CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
                                GW- Goals are no longer weight-related

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