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!
This will be the first test of many where I eat a specific type of food and then measure my blood glucose after 1-hr and 2-hrs.
The main thing I’m looking for at the moment is my blood sugar response to various types of food, and see how the macro-nutrient composition affects my body.
I can also test with the same food and alter the amount – for instance having 600 calories or 100 calories instead of 300 calories.
You can look at the glycemic index and glycemic load charts, but there appears to be a large genetic component to how our body processes foods.
My end goal is to learn as much as I can about which foods my body handles best, and of course, see if there are any surprising finds regarding carbohydrate consumption.
Eventually I may comment on the results, but at this point I’m at the information gathering stage!
Today’s test is a great keto snack, Salami (or in this case, Salame).
Below is the macronutrient breakdown for this test:
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories300
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 9g 45%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
- Sugars 0g
- Protein 18g 36%
* 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.
Without further adieu, here are my results from the first test:
- Date: 8/25/2016
- Food: Fiorucci Uncured Hard Salame
- Fast: ~12 hours
- Base Blood Sugar: 82 mg/dL
- 1-Hour Response: 88 mg/dL
- 2 Hour Response: 86 mg/dL