The Overnight Effect of Sugar

I haven’t overindulged in sugar in a while, but last night, I had a cookie and some ice cream. I knew I would pay for that sin, and boy am I... I wish I had a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to capture the blood sugar gymnastics, but all I have is heart rate data, morning … Continue reading The Overnight Effect of Sugar

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

2nd 90-Day Challenge Numbers

I mentioned in my previous blog, 2nd 90-Day Challenge Goal Results, that while my soft goals went okay, I wasn't super happy with my overall nutritional progress.  Basically, my weight and measurements headed in the wrong direction, although not in an unrepairable way. It's funny... I saw it coming.  I used my data tracking spreadsheet … Continue reading 2nd 90-Day Challenge Numbers

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

CGM Study Results – Low-Carb Eating

I’ve discussed my glucose tolerance test data in two blog posts, The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test and Third Time’s A Charm. Now, I want to start sharing some of the knowledge I have gained from wearing the continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Everything I will discuss will be related to how my blood sugar responded to … Continue reading CGM Study Results – Low-Carb Eating

The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Maybe you ladies out there remember the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) from when you were pregnant.  It's mostly used these days as a screening for gestational diabetes, but for some reason, it was prolific in this study.  I had the privilege of doing three over a 21-day period! The first one was to start … Continue reading The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Coming Soon – Study Results

I have alluded to a research study that I had the opportunity to participate in. I haven't blogged much during the study because I was busy collecting data and I wanted to finish everything before posting. I won't give away too many details yet, but I was able to wear a Continuous Glucose Monitor for … Continue reading Coming Soon – Study Results

What Being Cold Does to Blood Pressure!

I just finished the second semester of anatomy and physiology and one of the topics we studied was the heart.  I was hoping one of our final exam essay questions would be on blood pressure because I've been measuring mine for over a year and felt I could eloquently discuss the topic, as well as … Continue reading What Being Cold Does to Blood Pressure!

Second 90-days, End of Month 1

The first month of the second 90-day challenge is never as exciting as the first month when you're just started.  Regardless, I've hit that mark and there are some thing I want to share.  Here's what I have learned: -DHEA does elevate my blood pressure (see What a Difference a Day Makes).  I won't say my … Continue reading Second 90-days, End of Month 1

Sugar Experiment #1

I separated the two components of my weekend nutritional problems to see if I could better understand what is going on. I went to the same restaurant and had the same margarita martini, guacamole, and taco bowls (I ate them this time, as I was hungry), but did not have the chips (full disclosure, I … Continue reading Sugar Experiment #1