Interrupting the CGM Data for Breaking News

I learned so much from my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) study and I will continue sharing my data from my Standard American Diet (SAD) experiment, but first, I want to share what happened to me yesterday and a very timely email I received. I've been strict low carb for two-weeks, increasing my amount of intermittent … Continue reading Interrupting the CGM Data for Breaking News

SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 3)

It's been fun to step across my "enjoyment" of the Standard American Diet (SAD) and share my glucose meal profiles and overnight glucose data for the second half of my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) study. If you would like to catch up, I started by discussing the first half in CGM Study Results – Low-Carb Eating and CGM … Continue reading SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 3)

SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 2)

My husband has been doing the Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) study and I showed him my data from SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 1) and he commented "Wow...that's crazy.  Your peaks are so high!"  He's also been acing the OGTT, which was a much bigger challenge for me, as described in The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test. … Continue reading SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 2)

SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 1)

I have described half of my experience wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for twenty days in my blogs CGM Study Results – Low-Carb Eating and CGM Study Results – Controlled Carb Eating. Basically, the first half of this study was a conservative verification of what I expected would happen with my blood glucose levels. The … Continue reading SAD Effect on Blood Glucose (Part 1)

CGM Study Results – Controlled Carb Eating

I have shared two blogs related to the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT), The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test and Third Time’s A Charm.  I actually looked at my insulin response and my husband's on the OGTT and once his study is over, I will share what I learned from my now n=2 study and scholarly articles on … Continue reading CGM Study Results – Controlled Carb Eating

One Month Update!

It has now been one month since I started my initial fast. I have reintroduced many foods and have had two sets of post-fast blood work, one after ten days and the other after 24 days (right before writing this). My eating patterns have been based on intermittent fasting, beginning with time restricted eating over ~8 … Continue reading One Month Update!

Black-Listed Food – Alcohol

This is a very hard black-listed food for me to write!  Needless to say, my desire to consume good beer has been at war with my healthy living for several years. I probably don't need to tell you that beer is caloric, contains grains, and as a result, helps people acquire additional abdominal fat. You … Continue reading Black-Listed Food – Alcohol

Blood Work and Gemonics

After continuing to struggle with my digestive issues and getting no where with my doctor, I decided to order some blood work in the beginning of May.  I found a couple of sites where patients can order their own blood tests.  The best value was through HEB grocery store and it's called Ulta Lab Tests. … Continue reading Blood Work and Gemonics

Red is My New Color…

I think my biggest fear from embracing complete healthy living is knowing that I am going to eventually have to give up things I enjoy. I decided to share one of the issues that has started presenting itself to me more frequently.  When I have a drink containing alcohol: margaritas, wine, or beer, my face can … Continue reading Red is My New Color…