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    Blood sugar Numbers - How bad?

    Trying to fit all the pieces of health together... I just start checking my blood sugars.

    Last night, 2 hours after dinner (9:30 PM): 102
    9:30 AM this morning before breakfast: 105
    11:30 AM after breakfast: 120
    1:45 PM before lunch (super hungry for some reason): 114

    breakfast was 3 eggs fried with bacon fat, few sips of banana kale smoothie, coffee, cream, and sugar (2 tsp)

    And yes, giving up coffee (along with cream and sugar) was a big fail. I made it one day before I came crying back to my lovely morning cuppa. It's decaf, so it's more of a morning ritual than a caffeine thing.

    So how bad are those blood sugar numbers? Will they continue to improve the longer I'm primal, even if I keep my coffee in the morning? My recent A1C was 5.7, so borderline and not great.

    I'm sugar free the rest of the day, although I do have some fruit now and then. I'm really having a hard time giving up that coffee; it's like my last crutch. As much as I want to lose these 30 pounds and feel better, it's got to be really, really worth it to give up this last crutch. I'm home all day with 3 kids and well, eeek! They were wondering what happened to mommy yesterday.

    My weightloss has stalled out after only 5 pounds of loss, so that was my motivation for trying to give up dairy and the morning coffee. Now I'm all kinds of doubting that after only ONE day.
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    I don't know about the numbers, but try cutting back the sugar in your coffee by 1/4 teaspoon a week. I can get by now on about 1/4 teaspoon, or if I have cream, I can manage without the sugar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belinda View Post
    I don't know about the numbers, but try cutting back the sugar in your coffee by 1/4 teaspoon a week. I can get by now on about 1/4 teaspoon, or if I have cream, I can manage black.
    he he. I did already. I was at 3 teaspoons per cup. I've tried going less than 2 teaspoons, but I always end up wanting another cup. So for now I'm at 2 teaspoons for a little longer. I'll try again soon.

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    As a T2 diabetic myself, I think those are fantastic numbers! Keep them around there and, IMO, you're golden
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    I've run out of test strips for my self-experimentation, but I have tested my fasting glucose twice since I started supplementing magnesium and it was in the 80s as opposed to the 90s before I started taking magnesium. I will have to get more strips and test more to confirm a real improvement, but there is some evidence that suggests that magnesium is important in insulin sensitivity.

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    oh thanks for the reminder. I've been getting pretty consistent with taking D and omegas, but have been forgetting the magnesium.

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    You say "I'm sugar free the rest of the day," and then say you have fruit. These two things do not go together. Ditch the fruit.
    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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    I didn't know that about magnesium! Will have to check my fasting sugar tomorrow and see what my mag is doing for it
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    THat is what my numbers look like and I was DX'd prediabetic in Sept '08 My last A1C was 5.3 so you are doing well. Increase your veggies and you will see some results.

    What kind of fruits are you eating during the day. I stay away from banana, orange and pineapple they seem to spike the BG
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    I've started drinking my coffee black - I figure that if I'm going to continue to drink it that I'd better get used to no sugar or cream. No it's not the same but I must admit that after losing 50 lbs so far this year, niether am I!

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