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!
Many people suggest that eating dairy can hinder weight loss plus raise your blood cholesterol and/or insulin levels.
Because of this, dairy is usually recommended in moderation on the keto diet (about 1-2 oz. daily).
However, there are some people who use cheeses and heavy whipping cream as a major part of their nutritional strategy.
Today, I tested my blood sugar response with heavy cream to see if there would be any noticeable spike that might correlate with this outcome (see results below).
To my surprise, my blood glucose levels dropped AFTER drinking 300 calories worth of heavy cream. Unlike the black beans last time, this was incredibly easy to throw back plain. Cream is delicious.
The results might not be so clear, though…
I’ve been having a hard time holding off on morning exercise (good problem), and decided to workout this morning which I normally don’t do on the day of my glucose tests.
Part of the motivation to not skip the workout was because I cheated the night before with a dessert. My justification was that I’ve been lifting heavier and can afford the extra carbohydrates.
Let’s be honest, I shouldn’t have done it!
Was my blood sugar elevated in the morning because of this late night cheat?
Did the heavy cream go towards replenishing me after the workout, causing the steady decline in blood sugar in the hours after eating?
Not quite sure.
Below is the macronutrient breakdown for this test:
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories300
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 20g 100%
- Cholesterol 120mg 40%
- Sodium 33mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
- Sugars 2g
- Protein 2g 4%
* 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.
One thing I do know – of the 6 foods I’ve tested (salami, oats, cheddar, quinoa, black beans, and cream), my 2-hour blood sugar was lower than my baseline only after eating dairy with cheddar and now heavy cream!
I must research more into how dairy affects your body, blood sugar, and insulin because judging from my glucose response alone, I handle it pretty well.
Here are the results:
- Date: 10/14/2016
- Food: Heavy Cream
- Fast: ~12 hours
- Base Blood Sugar: 93 mg/dL
- 1-Hour Response: 92 mg/dL
- 2 Hour Response: 83 mg/dL