This post is part of a series where I test my glucose response 1-hour & 2-hours after eating. I standardize the results as much as possible with the following rules:

Measure baseline glucose between 10 AM – 12 PM
No food for 12+ hours before the test
Allowed to drink 1 coffee & ~30 oz. of water
Eat 300 calories of one whole food
Measure blood sugar after 1-hour
Measure blood sugar after 2-hour

In the future I plan to vary the tests by eating meals or combining foods.

Click here to see all glucose tests, and read this article for my results!

My birthday was 3 days ago, and I decided to allow myself a window where I’d eat whatever the hell I wanted.

This didn’t mean full destruction mode, I still attempted to limit the damage.

The main difference between my time on the keto diet vs. doing the slow-carb diet 2-3 years ago is that I haven’t had an entire day where I’ve ingested carbs from morning to night.

I always try to skip a meal, or workout hard before indulging to partition some of the added carbs to my muscles instead of fat cells.

This was the case for 3 straight days.

Day #1) I ate a dessert the night before my birthday after an overall keto-friendly day

Day #2) On my birthday I fasted until dinner, had a steak with vegetables, but decided to have a piece of cake – can you blame me?

Day #3) Same routine of fasting until dinner, this time mental weakness got the best of me and I caved on a sampler of low-quality fast food.

This was probably the worst 3 days I’ve had in 10 months, but I simply don’t care since I’ve achieved my lowest weight and know how to get back on track.

Bringing this back to the glucose sample, I opted for a high fat/protein food instead of bombarding my body with carbs for the 4th time this week.

The test subject this week: Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

Below is the macronutrient breakdown for this test:

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size76g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories300
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 24g 37%
    • Saturated Fat 16g 80%
  • Cholesterol 81mg 27%
  • Sodium 490mg 21%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
    • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 19g 38%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    It’s undoubtedly my top cheese choice, with certain brands significantly tastier than others (Cabot Orne Meadows is my current favorite).

    Here are the results from this week’s glucose response:

    • Date: 9/9/2016
    • Food: Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
    • Fast: ~11 hours
    • Base Blood Sugar: 95 mg/dL
    • 1-Hour Response: 101 mg/dL
    • 2 Hour Response: 90 mg/dL

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