Originally Posted by Coravh
Once again (are you sick of hearing this yet?) you need to eat to your meter.
Once again, I must agree with you. (are you sick of hearing this yet?
Back in 2004, when I had full blown Insulin Resistance, I could only eat a 1/4 of a small apple, once a day, or I would suffer from high Pre-Diabetic Postprandial and Fasting Blood Sugar readings; and I would suffer from increased Breathing Problems, Heart Rhythm Dysfunction and Higher Blood Pressure. Back then, for my meals, I had 1/2 cup string beans and 1/2 cup high fiber, low carb cereal, and that was it! I was not able to increase my servings, or my 1/4 small apple a day, or suffer the consequences.
After a couple of years of this spartan, bland diet, I learned that I could increase the size of my meals, and include more low-Glycemic fruits and vegetables, without suffering an increase in either Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Breathing Problems, or Heart Rhythm problems.
I still have to be careful with carbs.
Try to find something you like and see how it spikes you. Sometimes you will be able to eat larger volumes of things, and sometimes only a small piece. It will depend on your metabolism.
Great advice! The ONLY way to truly discover your own dietary limits is to test your blood sugar one hour after the start of a meal, two hours after the start of a meal, and eight hours after eating; and check your night-time blood pressure (IMHO); and keep track of any nasty symptoms of Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes or Insulin Resistance.