My regular fasting measurement (which was at 9:00 this morning because it's the weekend and that's when I get up) was 96, which is 1 lower than yesterday. Taken as a whole, the last five days' fasting values support a slow downward trend, which damn well ought to be happening considering I haven't eaten so much as a gram of refined sugar in 7 days.
The plot below shows that my sugars are higher when I'm sleeping than when I'm awake. That's either atypical, or medicine has the wrong definition of typical.
|Blood glucose over the past two days or so,with waking and sleeping periods marked|
I only have two more questions I want to answer. (1) If I eat my regular breakfast of plain shredded wheat and milk at noon instead of in the morning, would I get the same 50-some point blood sugar spike that I got in the morning? (I'd be starting from about 70 instead of the high 90s, so would I end up at 120 or would I shoot all the way up to 150 like I did in the morning? Or would something different happen?, and (2) If I eat a morning meal consisting of 40 grams of sugar in half a cup of milk, would I get the same blood sugar spike that I got when I ate 40 grams of plain shredded wheat in half a cup of milk? In other words, do the foul-tasting carbs in the shredded wheat get rapidly and completely digested into sugar, like my Monday spike suggests? Because if they do, then from a sugar point of view there's no benefit to eating plain shredded wheat versus frosted mini-wheats. That would be good news if true.
I'll do question (1) tomorrow and question (2) on Monday, and that will end the experiment. As a final note, I wasn't trying to lose weight with this weird diet, so I didn't measure it carefully, but I stepped on the scale this morning and it looks like I lost about 5 pounds in 7 days. Interesting but probably not sustainable for the same reason the first week's weight loss rate on any diet is unsustainable.