Your carbohydrate intake is basically zero. That's probably why your blood numbers aren't good.
Originally Posted by rmbrich
The thing that strikes me is the fasting blood glucose of 94. Your fasting BG should be around 75. You are likely very insulin resistant from your lack of carbohydrate. If I were you, I'd do a huge diet overall.
1.) You eat A LOT of unsaturated fat. I see chicken, olive oil, shellfish and almonds (baked almond meal is toxic). If you eat lots of eggs, fish, poultry, pork and liquid vegetable oils like olive oil and nuts, your saturated:unsaturated ratio is probably pretty bad. I would limit poultry and pork and get my fat from ruminants (beef, lamb) and only cook with butter, ghee or coconut oil. Dairy is still fine thanks to the wonderful fatty acid profile. I'd definitely ditch the almond meal. Throw that nasty garbage away.
2.) I eat more carbohydrate than fat. I suggest you do as well. Carbohydrate (specifically sugar) stores in tissues as mostly as saturated fat with the remainder as omega-9 monounsaturated fat. Fat stores as whatever you consume for the most part, so if you eat lots of nuts, poultry, eggs, fish and liquid vegetable oils, you probably have unsaturated fatty tissues. That's not a good thing, and it's another reason why I do not support high fat/low carb diets in general. For your height and weight, I can almost guarantee you're doing a lot more harm than good. Your body is likely catabolizing lean tissue constantly to get the 200g of glucose you need to survive daily. Get it through food, not skeletal tissue. A lower to moderate fat diet that is moderate to high in carbohydrate and protein would almost certainly suit you better. I like 30% fat, 30% protein, 40% carbohydrate for your height/weight. If you lift weights often, 20% fat, 40% protein, 40% carbohydrate may see the best results on body composition but if you're not a lifter that may be too little fat for you.
3.) You're insulin resistant because you never eat carbohydrate. Sugar and starch make you insulin sensitive, fat makes you resistant (specifically polyunsaturated fat, which you eat lots of). My starchy and sugary diet loaded with 5 lbs of potatoes, 3 large plantains, 3 lbs of apples and various other fruits a week with leaner red meats and eggs has me sitting pretty in the 74-79 range all day every day while fasting. My blood glucose has improved substantially after removing fats for sugars and starches (I used to sit in the mid 80's, now I'm mid 70's).
I would remove the poultry, pork and fish for leaner red meats. I'd replace the fat with lots of fruit if you're sedentary and half fruit half starch if you're active. I do starch post-workout and fruit at pretty much all other times. I rarely consume nuts and all the fats I use to cook with are solid at room temperature. I really only stock coconut oil, ghee (that I render myself from unsalted Kerrygold) and unrefined cocoa butter at my house. The only other oil you'll find is extra virgin olive oil, which I always "fridge test" and use sparingly.
I have this nagging suspicion you take fish oil. If you do - STOP. I hope I'm wrong. You should get a thyroid test done - T3, T4, TSH, rT3. NOT JUST TSH. I have a feeling you're borderline hypothyroid from your cholesterol, blood glucose numbers and diet low in carbs and high in unsaturates.
EDIT - I am not anti-egg, poultry, pork or fish. However, for you, I'd limit them until the numbers correct. The biggest exception I see are eggs. I wouldn't tell you to stop buying eggs, but I'd quit the poultry, pork and fish for awhile.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 04-12-2013 at 09:23 AM.
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