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!
After last week’s blood glucose response test, I decided to try something with more carbs this time around.
The salami with mostly fat and protein didn’t significantly affect my blood sugar.
Conveniently enough, I have a container of steel cut oats that I bought a few months prior to starting the keto diet. It’s been about 10-11 months since I’ve had a bowl of oatmeal.
The only thing I added to these oats were water and salt.
Below is the macronutrient breakdown for this test:
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories300
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0g 0%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
- Sugars 2g
- Protein 10g 20%
* 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.
This morning I decided to exercise relatively heavily with push-ups and kettlebell swings. This was mainly due to the fact that I didn’t get a chance to do this the previous day since I was traveling. For future glucose tests, I want to avoid exercise during the morning until all the numbers are in.
Having said that, it looks like the rest I gave myself post-exercise (about 1 hour) allowed my body to settle to a regular baseline glucose measurement.
One thing I’ve read is that cinnamon makes you more sensitive to insulin, so I may want to duplicate this test in the future with a good amount of cinnamon mixed into the oatmeal.
Here are the results:
- Date: 9/1/2016
- Food: Organic Steel Cut Oats
- Fast: ~12 hours
- Base Blood Sugar: 90 mg/dL
- 1-Hour Response: 117 mg/dL
- 2 Hour Response: 100 mg/dL