I had a fasting insulin run a couple days ago, as a measure of insulin (in)sensitivity. Let’s compare:
12/15 – 20.9 (while eating high-carb, low-fat)
2/9/16 – 20.7 (while eating low-carb, high-fat)
8/31/16 – 24.6 (while eating moderate carb and high-fat)
2/13/17 – 20.0 (while eating high-carb, low-fat)
The reference range is 2.6-24.9 uIU/mL, so I’ve been at the top of this unfortunate range for quite a while. It appears that what makes things much worse is when both carbs and fat are high. It also appears nothing diet-related gets me below 20.0….yet. I’m going to test again in a few months and see if my current plan and/or probiotic has a longer-term effect. In the meantime, blood sugars are coming down following a low fat plan, currently around 110-120 each morning.
Here’s what I ate yesterday (and this is typical right now):
(Edited to add…I also had an apple I forgot to include above.)
Oh – also I’m down around 9 pounds now, on this diet. Not much exercise. I’ve started wearing a pedometer and I walk 3000-4000 steps per day, just as part of my normal routine.