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    another 2lb gone

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    Would've been 3lb, if you didn't go frying the things in oil

    *gives LC a teasy elbow in ribs*

    And well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanna View Post
    So last week, I had lost 4.5 lbs before heading into a weekend of eating. Didn't each much during the day but I never do. Had dinner out Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dinners included a bit of bread and rice (and a ridiculously good cheesecake on Sunday), plus wine and a couple of vodka/club sodas. And meat! I went back to potatoes Monday and Tuesday, though had regular primal dinner last night. I haven't gained any weight back. I'm doing potatoes for the next 5-6 days, bringing it to a total of about 12 days, to see if I can drop another 5lbs. I'm pretty pleased with how this has worked.
    It seems resilient to shaking things up. Good to see it stayed off. Now I am thinking about cheesecake

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambchop View Post
    another 2lb gone
    huh, seems to be working for you! Glad my I-can't-stand-this trick pushed you through. How many days will you go?

    My sprints are better on potatoes I must say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielfire View Post
    huh, seems to be working for you! Glad my I-can't-stand-this trick pushed you through. How many days will you go?

    My sprints are better on potatoes I must say.
    Thanks! I think another 3 days. I have lost so much weight, I just am keen to see if I can keep it off, consistent with Zanna and others. And I can emotionally deal with boring food now. The results are certainly worth it!

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    I've been primal/paleo for a year and a half, and have about 8lb to lose.
    So I decided to try this 2 days ago.
    The first day went ok. The second day, I decided to test my blood glucose.
    I had a breakfast of 1lb. Yukon golds.

    Fasting 87
    1/2 hr 136
    1 hr 181 (!!!)
    2 hr 94

    Way too high! I tested the 1 hour twice, so it's no mistake. Needless to say, I immediately quit the diet.
    I recommend all of you to test your glucose.

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    Since hubby is diabetic, but controlled (mostly) by strict adherence to low carb eating, I access his meter from time to time. Although my sugar levels tend to bounce quite a bit, they have been sneaking down and down, what with adding more fat and cutting protein.
    Last week I was startled to find my levels down below 4 (72). They've since recovered a bit, so has my busted rib, and I think another tater experiment is just around the corner. But you better believe I will watch sugar levels like a hawk. However, for a diagnosed diabetic, your numbers are considered not only acceptable, but good if on no medications right after meals. It was under the 2 hr limit when your sugars reverted to 96. (Not that I accept my doc's reassurance that hubby's numbers are great, either. I've seen them too high - like 7.4 (fasting overnight after taters for last meal) shoot right up into the teens and stay there for too long). I think he is allergic to potatoes (a sad fate for an Irish descendant) and hadn't served only miniscule amounts for years. He won't try moar potatoes when I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    I've been primal/paleo for a year and a half, and have about 8lb to lose.
    So I decided to try this 2 days ago.
    The first day went ok. The second day, I decided to test my blood glucose.
    I had a breakfast of 1lb. Yukon golds.

    Fasting 87
    1/2 hr 136
    1 hr 181 (!!!)
    2 hr 94

    Way too high! I tested the 1 hour twice, so it's no mistake. Needless to say, I immediately quit the diet.
    I recommend all of you to test your glucose.
    I have no idea what mine are. Is there any other way to know spikes aside from testing, like a feeling or something? I always feel just fine, but I never have had 1lb at one sitting either. I usually have a tator here and there, about 5 oz at a time.
    65lbs gone and counting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    The second day, I decided to test my blood glucose.
    I had a breakfast of 1lb. Yukon golds.

    Fasting 87
    1/2 hr 136
    1 hr 181 (!!!)
    2 hr 94

    Way too high! I tested the 1 hour twice, so it's no mistake. Needless to say, I immediately quit the diet.
    I recommend all of you to test your glucose.
    Quote Originally Posted by Paysan View Post
    Since hubby is diabetic, but controlled (mostly) by strict adherence to low carb eating, I access his meter from time to time. Although my sugar levels tend to bounce quite a bit, they have been sneaking down and down, what with adding more fat and cutting protein.
    Last week I was startled to find my levels down below 4 (72). They've since recovered a bit, so has my busted rib, and I think another tater experiment is just around the corner. But you better believe I will watch sugar levels like a hawk. However, for a diagnosed diabetic, your numbers are considered not only acceptable, but good if on no medications right after meals. It was under the 2 hr limit when your sugars reverted to 96. (Not that I accept my doc's reassurance that hubby's numbers are great, either. I've seen them too high - like 7.4 (fasting overnight after taters for last meal) shoot right up into the teens and stay there for too long). I think he is allergic to potatoes (a sad fate for an Irish descendant) and hadn't served only miniscule amounts for years. He won't try moar potatoes when I do.
    Quote Originally Posted by gopintos View Post
    I have no idea what mine are. Is there any other way to know spikes aside from testing, like a feeling or something? I always feel just fine, but I never have had 1lb at one sitting either. I usually have a tator here and there, about 5 oz at a time.
    I wondered about this, too. I bought a glucose meter and 50 strips. The first time, I tested at 30, 60, and 120 minutes after eating nothing all day and 1 pound of potato at 11am. The readings were 90 (before eating), then 120, 150, 65 at 30, 60 and 120 minutes.

    Then I took it a step further. I ate 1 pound of potato and tested at 15 minutes intervals. It makes a really cool graph! My glucose was: 90 (just before eating), 116, 116, 130, 179 (1 hr point), 150, 130, 110, 90 (2 hr point), 75, 68, 75, 80 (3hr point), 85, 85 (stopped checking).

    This shows supreme insulin sensitivity! I would love to do it at 5 minute intervals, but those strips are spendy!

    Another experiment I did was check my blood sugar after chewing and spitting out a big mouthful of potato. My blood sugar dropped about 10 points after 15 minutes...can anyone guess why?

    If you had glucose intolerance/insulin resistance issues, eating a pound of potatoes would make a 15 minute graph like this: 90, 120, 180, 200, 250 (1 hour), 220, 200, 180, 180 (2 hour). Or similar. The test is what your blood sugar drops to after 2 hours--it should be close to or below your fasting blood glucose. Big spike is normal and OK.

    Here's a chart: Blood Sugar Levels Chart | A Normal Blood Sugar Level

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    Another experiment I did was check my blood sugar after chewing and spitting out a big mouthful of potato. My blood sugar dropped about 10 points after 15 minutes...can anyone guess why?
    Because you triggered an insulin release with the taste/expectation, but spat it out so the insulin was just storing what little glucose it could find?



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