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carbohydrates, protein, type 1s and canaries

Quantification of insulin demand is of particular interest for type 1 diabetics who have to inject insulin to manage their blood sugars. Before diagnosis, a type 1 diabetic whose pancreas is failing will have extremely high blood glucose levels and lose weight fast because they can’t access the sugar that they’re eating without insulin. Without insulin the […]

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Optimal foods for fat loss

People with diabetes or insulin resistance may do well initially with a low carbohydrate diet to help them normalise blood glucose levels.  Managing your appetite is easier once you stabilise your blood glucose levels. However, once your glucose and insulin levels stabilise, you will likely benefit from reducing the energy density of your diet while also […]

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your personalised food ranking system

A number of attempts have been made to develop food rankings. We can combine the concept of insulin load with nutrient density to help us make optimal food choices based on our goals, situation and budget. This article looks at other ways to prioritise our our food choices quantitatively to design a food ranking to suit your […]

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optimal meals

To date, I’ve analysed more than 200 meals and ranked them based on different criteria for different goals.  For more details on the basis of the meal rankings see the most nutritious diabetic-friendly meals. Each week I’m posting one of these meals.  To see the recipes posted to date click here. A more complete ranking for each category […]

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