Primal Plunge Results – Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
Primal Plunge Results – Insulin and Blood Sugar Regulation
It’s been clear to me for a few years now that blood sugar regulation is important to my health, and that my blood sugar is very sensitive to the amount of carbohydrate in my diet. The Plunge ran 2019 Jan 21 to Apr 20 and I measured my food intake religiously with Cronometer from February 6 to April 20. During that time frame I averaged 2,243 kcal/day, and of that 277 kcal were carbohydrates; ~12% of the total; this definitely qualifies as “low carb” (LC). According to the Mayo Clinic, “The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that carbohydrates make up 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calories. So, if you get 2,000 calories a day, between 900 and 1,300 calories should be from carbohydrates.” Of course as I have reported 70% of Americans are overweight or obese, so follow the Dietary Guidelines “should” if you will; I choose not to.
Glycemic Control, Insulin Resistance and Beta Cell Function
So with Metabolic Syndrome you hit the trifecta; heart disease and cancer, the number 1 and 2 causes of death in the United States, and 3, since you’ll be heading to the hospital on likely more than one occasion, medical error, the 3rd leading cause of death. We’re having some fun now!
Guys, have it your way. I’m all for freedom of choice, especially if a person is informed of the consequences. If you have three of these symptoms you are playing Russian Roulette, except that instead of the cylinder being loaded to the tune of 1 of 6 it’s more like 3 or 4 of 6. Good luck with those odds; and put your affairs in order before spinning the wheel.