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Old 06-12-2013, 06:37 AM   #1
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Weird blood sugar question

My fasting blood sugar has always been just over 100. Well after a year of low carb and losing weight, for the last few weeks it's finally down about 10 points. Yay!

Now for the weird question. Ever since I've started noticing that it's lower, foods have been tasting sweeter. Where I used to put 2 drops of ez sweet in my coffee that is now way to sweet an I only use 1. Other foods as well. Is there some kind of correlation with your blood sugar and how sweet foods taste? Or is this just a weird coincidence?
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #2
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Just a wild guess, but I'd think it is kind of the same thing that sometimes happens with alcohol. If you are used to drinking you develop a tolerance for it, but if you don't have it for awhile, it takes a lot less to affect you. Maybe when you haven't had sugar for quite awhile it takes less sweetness to satisfy you. Sweets were never my downfall, so I'm lucky, on this WOE I still get to eat so many of my favorite foods anyway.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
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Carrots, lettuce, string beans...I can now taste the sugar in all veggies after eliminating sweets.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:38 AM   #4
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Yes, my sugar tasters have become acutely 'aware'. I find romaine lettuce sweet! Maybe it is, but I had not noticed it until after several month on low carb. I might add that I do use artificial sweeteners so I do know how sweet tastes still.....I don't know what the deal is?
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #5
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I think it is related to your woe, but NOT to your blood sugars.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:13 AM   #6
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Haha...I was just thinking how my green beans and asparagus taste sweet...now I still use artificial sweeteners but natural sugars really taste sweet to me now.
I don't test blood sugar because there is no need at this time, so I can not give an opinion on that perspective.

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Old 06-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #7
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I agree with Ravenrose, it's not likely related to your blood sugar (awesome improvement, BTW!) but to your change in the way of eating.

Only when you stop eating all the SAD processed stuff do you realize how it has blunted your tastebuds to the natural flavors of the food. The food manufacturers do this on purpose. If your tastebuds are overwhelmed by their additives (sugar--often in the form of high fructose corn syrup, excessive sodium, and bad fats), you aren't as satisfied and you tend to eat (and therefore BUY) more and more of their product to try to get that satisfaction. Corporate manipulation on a grand scale.

Real food tastes SO much better to me now that I no longer buy food prodUCTS, only real food and real prodUCE.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:18 PM   #8
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I agree with Ravenrose, it's not likely related to your blood sugar (awesome improvement, BTW!) but to your change in the way of eating.

Only when you stop eating all the SAD processed stuff do you realize how it has blunted your tastebuds to the natural flavors of the food. The food manufacturers do this on purpose. If your tastebuds are overwhelmed by their additives (sugar--often in the form of high fructose corn syrup, excessive sodium, and bad fats), you aren't as satisfied and you tend to eat (and therefore BUY) more and more of their product to try to get that satisfaction. Corporate manipulation on a grand scale.

Real food tastes SO much better to me now that I no longer buy food prodUCTS, only real food and real prodUCE.
Yes, and you are no longer satisfied by the taste of natural, whole foods because they seem to lack the flavor of the exaggerated processed varieties.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:43 PM   #9
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Oopsies

I was searching for low carb recipes yesterday and found one for something called oopsies.....has anyone tried these? Are they any good? I don,t want to waste time, effort and money if they aren't good. But I would love to fine something low carb besides meat, veges and cheese lol
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #10
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Carrots, lettuce, string beans...I can now taste the sugar in all veggies after eliminating sweets.
The same thing happens to me too when I eliminate sweets (or switch to no-sugar or low-sugar sweets).
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:45 AM   #11
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I was searching for low carb recipes yesterday and found one for something called oopsies.....has anyone tried these? Are they any good? I don,t want to waste time, effort and money if they aren't good. But I would love to fine something low carb besides meat, veges and cheese lol
yes, they make great vehicles for sandwiches, burgers, etc.
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