What are Normal, Healthy, Non-Diabetic Blood Sugar Levels?

Tracking your blood glucose with a continuous glucose monitor or a regular glucometer can be not only fascinating but also helpful in guiding when and what you eat.  However, while there are established criteria that diagnose metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, and Type 2 diabetes, there is sparse data on optimal metabolic health and the glucose levels …

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Personal Fat Threshold Model of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Obesity vs the Carbohydrate Insulin Model

Carbs trigger the release of insulin, which makes you fat.   Right? No.  Not exactly. After some fascinating discussion in a private chat group that we’re both in, Dr Ted Naiman created his ‘insulinographic’ to elucidate the personal fat threshold and the adipose-centric theory of diabesity.  When I shared it, it prompted some great discussion …

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The Real Reason You’re Insulin Resistant and The Macros to Reverse It

There are many misconceptions about insulin and how to optimise it.  Many in the low-carb and keto communities believe the best way to reverse insulin resistance is simply to swap carbs for fat and even avoid protein!  However, the reality is a little more complex.  While switching your carbs for fat may help you manage one …

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Keto Lie #4: Protein Should Be Avoided Due to Gluconeogenesis

Perhaps the biggest differentiator between keto and other successful versions of a lower-carb diet like Atkins, Paleo, Bernstein, Banting, and Carnivore is the misguided fear that ‘excess protein’ keeps ketones low and insulin high through the process of gluconeogenesis. Ever since Jimmy Moore broadcasted the idea that protein could convert to sugar via gluconeogenesis and, …

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Other Things That Affect Your Blood Sugars (Other Than Food) [Data Driven Fasting FAQ Part 9]

As you progress through your Data-Driven Fasting journey, you will start to notice how different things other than food influence your blood sugars. A deeper understanding of these various factors will help you to better interpret the number you see on your meter.  9.1 Many Things Affect Your Blood Sugars As noted by the author …

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Blood Sugar, Insulin and What to Eat for Each Phase of Your Monthly Menstrual Cycle

The fluctuations in hormones, cravings, and appetite that occur throughout a woman’s monthly cycle are fascinating and mysterious – not just for guys, but for most women as well!   In the days leading up to menstruation, women often experience an increase in cravings, appetite, blood glucose, and insulin levels.  This is sometimes accompanied by water …

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