|02-21-2013, 08:42 AM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Stats: 57 in. Waist/57 in. Waist/38 in. Waist + Energy
WOE: Something Between Atkins and Paleo
So, I have a fairly complicated question, I think...but I was hoping someone might be able to help me with the answer.
I'm trying to figure out the significance of combining fats with the carbs I do eat throughout the day. For instance, let's say I want to eat a 1/3 cup serving of blueberries as a snack. Would it be advantageous for me to add something like HWC or to eat this snack with a higher-fat meal in order to avoid an insulin spike? Or would I be just fine / experience a minimal impact by eating the blueberries alone, knowing that they fit within my 30-40 net carbs per day? This would also apply to vegetable consumption and other fruits too. I ask this because I know the glycemic load of sugary and starchy foods generally decreases when fat is added.
I'm curious to see what insight people might have on this. Thanks!
|02-21-2013, 08:53 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Stats: 200 /166/149? 5ft 6 1/2 in. Age 42
WOE: LC-My Way start 1/27 then JUDDD on 3/12 2 171.5lbs
Start Date: Jan 27,2013 at 199 for the LAST time!
|02-21-2013, 09:05 AM||#4|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Stats: 236.5 start (Jan 2012) /199.7/150 goal 5'9", 42 yr
WOE: Atkins (though I think a fairly early version)
Start Date: Jan 6 2012
If I'm going so "splurge" on something like blueberries, I ALWAYS do it with fat. It IS still sugar, and you WILL still spike... unless you've got the fat in there to keep you steady.
And yes, berries in cream is one of my favorite ways to do it! I did this while we were traveling for my birthday, and felt positively decadent, even though I was still being "good".
OH! If you're at home, you can pull out your immersion-blender & WHIP the HWC, and dunk the berries in it. Talk about feeling "sinful" while keeping on-plan!
All the pleasure, and none of the blood-sugar spikes.
I haven't found anywhere else to track this, and am not sure how accurate my scale is, but Body fat:
10/26/2012: 39.0% 10/27/2012: 39.2%
10/28/2012: 39.3% 10/30/2012: 38.5%
10/31/2012: 38.6% 11/02/2012: 36.5%
11/03/2012: 39.1% 11/04/2012: 39.3%
11/05/2012: 39.3% 11/07/2012: 38.5%