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Old 07-27-2005, 01:58 PM   #1
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What do you think of this??

I've been on a low carb diet since April. Well, my BP numbers are consistently looking great. However, there's been two incidents where I ate high carb stuff (okay so I need a piece of bread now and then ). On time my sister and I had two baskets of frenchbread in a restaurant. My BP readings the following day was 141/83 The next time was yesterday. I had a chippata sandwich with lotsa of salty fries. I take my BP now (a day later) and it's 143/85!!! I'm seeing a direct correlation between highly refined carbs and spikey BP readings. What do my veteran friends think?

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Old 07-27-2005, 04:14 PM   #2
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Re: What do you think of this??

For two weeks in June my BP ranged from 106/58 to 128/72, with an average of 120/66. Then I made a big pot of scalloped potatoes and ate it all over a three-day period, along with my usual foods. The next morning after my first serving I had a reading of 144/65 and for three days most of my readings showed a systolic in the 140s and 150s. There was a single reading of 124/65 during this time. I don't think it was the salt in the scalloped potatoes, as (1) I don't think I'm salt sensitive, and (2) it was a "from scratch" recipe, not made from a mix and I put far less salt in them than one would get in a commercial recipe.

I had a doctor's appointment since, and asked my doc if that string of higher readings could have been the potatoes. She said no. But frankly, I still think it is, as I think I noticed the same thing previously when I ate a lot of flour tortillas and sugar over a period of a few days. I didn't record my diet on my BP record then, though, so I can't go back and check.

So yes, I'm suspicious of the same thing you are, but will need to test it out a few times more before I reach the conclusion that there is a cause and effect. At this point, it could still just be circumstantial.

Old 07-28-2005, 04:44 AM   #3
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Re: What do you think of this??

My BP was lower while I was a devout Atkinser...that's about all that I can say GOOD about it. I'd NEVER eat a high fat diet again!

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Re: What do you think of this??

Originally Posted by Lenin
My BP was lower while I was a devout Atkinser...that's about all that I can say GOOD about it. I'd NEVER eat a high fat diet again!
You know, this makes sense when you think about it. Much of the weight loss from Atkins is from water loss. This should result it lowered blood volume (like a diuretic). And, thus, lowered BP seems logical.


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