The final destination of a journey is not, after all, the last item on the agenda, but rather some understanding, however simple or provisional, of what one has seen. In these modern times, with the plethora of blood-sugar-related diseases, we need tools like GI and GL to help us understand ways to control blood sugar. The self-testing, graphic approach to food testing developed in the balance of the newsletter is a less scientific but a more dynamic way to explore postprandial (post-meal) blood glucose levels (BGLs). GI measures the blood glucose impact of foods eaten in isolation, yet we rarely consume foods this way. GI readings vary with the individual—blood sugar and insulin reactions are more extreme for diabetics, for example (See Charts 2A and 2B). GIs are calculated in the science lab as the day’s first meal after a 12-hour fast and using a fixed serving that includes 50 grams of carbohydrate.  Most of our daily calories, however, are consumed in combination and throughout the day, when our blood sugar is affected by other foods that we have eaten earlier, as well as by our level of activity.
Of the following numbered charts, the first three are based upon scientific research journal articles (Charts 1, 2A, 2B), while the last four (Charts 3-6) are constructed from my own self-testing of foods4 using a simple blood glucose monitor.
Chart 1:  Blood Sugar Curves of White Bread Compared to Bread with Added Fiber, Sourdough, and Vinegar.
Chart 3:  Instant Oatmeal, Whole Oats (Soaked and Not Soaked), and Whole Oats Combined with a Protein and Fat. To fully appreciate the impact of two back-to-back carbohydrate breakfasts please notice that the scale used for Chart 6 is twice that of Charts 3-5.
Resetting the Table–to Control Blood Sugar (For a discussion of other strategies, see April 2011). Ramekins filled with condiments like nuts and seeds (GI=0).  Nuts and seeds provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, while they slow digestion and curb blood sugar.
Sourdough bread or whole-grain bread with whole kernels; butter from grass-fed cows and organic nut and seed butters such as tahini and pumpkin seed butter. A pitcher of water and glasses for all—sometimes we mistake hunger for what is in fact thirst.  You might flavor the water with a little lemon juice or other flavoring. For the dressing, mix and whisk together equal parts, shoyu, mirin, and tahini.  Add dressing to quinoa salad, toss and enjoy.
Because 12-hour fasting, pre-meal blood sugar reading can vary, all data points at time zero prior to the first morning meal were indexed to zero in order to illustrate the change from a neutral starting point. I use the label “traditional” carbohydrates, just as we call unrefined fats, “traditional” fats. Le patient qui consulte un osteopathe, est une personne presentant des troubles fonctionnels impliquant les differents systemes du corps humain, comme les systemes musculo-squelettique, nerveux, digestif, cardio-respiratoire, etc.
Freshly baked bread, filling the room with its warmth and mouth-watering smell as it emerges from the oven.
In step one of the Metabolism Miracle diet, which I described in yesterday's Mail, I showed you how to stage an eight-week carb detox. Step two of the Metabolism Miracle diet cleverly reprogrammes your body to process carbohydrates in a controlled way, while you continue to burn fat and lose weight. You'll be feeling and looking so slim and healthy after your eight-week rehab that you may baulk at the idea of eating carbohydrates ever again. But, remember, it wasn't actually the carbohydrates in your diet that were causing you problems before - it was your metabolism overreacting to them, and sending your appetite and weight into a destructive spiral. The biggest difference with the Metabolism Miracle diet is that, in contrast to other low-carb eating plans you may have tried, it gives you very clear instructions on how to do reintroduce carbohydrates the healthy way, continue to lose weight, and rediscover the joy in eating the many carbohydrate choices that fit this programme. You will continue to eat all of the foods that you ate freely in step one - but you will now add lots of small servings of low-impact carbohydrates.
Low-impact carbohydrates are those which give a slow, steady release of energy as they are digested. But whereas in the past your liver may not have been processing your food effectively, this time you can start to control it.


It's vital that you eat in a careful and consistent way if you want to continue burning fat. So how do you keep the amount of carbohydrates that you are going to eat at each meal within 11 to 20 grams per portion? At 17g net carbs, a slice of this bread fits into the 11-to-20 gram window, so go ahead and enjoy it. At lunch, you might decide to have some multigrain crackers with your chicken caesar salad. For at least the next eight weeks - or until you have lost all the weight you need to - you should choose all of your carb servings from the Low-Impact Carbs list.
High-impact carbs such as marshmallows, crisps, and fruit juice - which can cause a rapid rise in blood sugar - are not on the list. Once you enter step two, to keep your metabolism running smoothly you must not go for longer than five hours without eating an 11-to-20 gram net portion of low impact carbs. If you skip the transition and introduce carbs haphazardly, you will most definitely regain everything you've lost.
7am: Wake up than 11 grams will not be high enough to prevent liver glycogen from flowing over.
A dam built of more than 20 grams of carbohydrate at a meal or snack will stimulate the pancreas to release extra insulin, which will throw your blood sugar out of kilter leading to fatigue, cravings for more carbohydrates and weight gain rather than weight loss. If the time between two main meals (ie breakfast and lunch, or lunch and dinner) will exceed five hours, you need to set a reinforcing dam with a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack of an additional 11-to-20 carb grams to keep the liver on hold until you eat your next main meal. On the days when you do need to take the additional 11-to-20 grams as a between-meal snack - before exercising, for example, or because your meals will be more than five hours apart - remember you still need to consume your 11-to-20 gram carb dam at the next meal. The 11-to-20 gram carb replacements at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime are constants. 10am: Mid-morning Snack - Handful of peanuts (you don't need a 11-to-20g carb 'dam' here because breakfast and lunch will be within five hours of each other. 4pm: Mid-afternoon snack - dip of cottage cheese with seven sliced strawberries (contains 11-to-20g net carbohydrates, as lunch and dinner are greater than five hours apart). THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF STEP TWOMot people notice that they feel a little bloated and their belts are a tad snugger during the first three days of step two.
After those first three days, your body should continue to feel healthy and energised while you continue to lose weight. Place the mushroom caps, stem side up, on the tray, brush the inside of each mushroom with oil from the sundried tomatoes and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the feta cheese, olives and sun- dried tomatoes, and mix well. In A large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, green pepper, garlic, dill, parsley, spices, beaten egg, salt, and pepper.
Cook the meatballs, in batches if necessary, shaking the pan occasionally, until they are browned on all sides and cooked through. Suitable for steps one, two and three; counts as a no-carb 'free' food, and can be eaten as a dessert or a snack. MIX together the ricotta, sour cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon and Splenda in a dessert bowl.
The second factor—the postwar shift from traditional to refined carbohydrates—is largely due to the growing role of the commercial food industry and processed, convenience foods.  Convenience foods must have a long shelf-life, so food companies rely upon refined flours and oils, which do not go rancid.
Visual pictures of postprandial blood sugar behavior, while less scientific than GI measurements, are nevertheless powerful learning tools, providing a real flavor for how our body reacts when we eat different kinds of foods. This chart illustrates the second meal effect– that what we eat at one meal affects postprandial blood sugar behavior at the next. What we do to our children when we give them a sugary cereal or a Pop-tart for breakfast extends beyond this first meal to affect their blood sugar, hunger, concentration, and desire to overeat throughout the rest of the day.


One of the best herbs and spices to moderate blood sugar.  It can be sprinkled on hot cereals and desserts such as puddings, custards, and stewed fruits. So, after the strict eight-week rehab period, it will be time to reintroduce carbs back into your diet - and plenty of them. So, eventually, you'll be able to eat all those delicious meals again without piling on the pounds. These foods will allow your body to wake up slowly from the eightweek detox and prevent it from overreacting to the reintroduction of carbohydrates with excess insulin, which could make you put on weight.
You need to give your metabolism at least eight weeks to reprogramme itself on step two by eating carefully, and on time. In this step, you use a wonderful, simple formula to check that the portions of foods such as bread, crackers, cereal, yoghurt and ice-cream you are eating all stay within the 11-to-20 gram window. Avoid these items during step two to prevent your metabolism from returning to its old ways. And if you suffer from Met B this glycogen, instead of being processed by your body for energy, tends to be stored as fat.
KEEP EATING THEMOnce you introduce carbohydrates, you must keep eating them, or you will regain weight.
A small bowl of high fibre cereal with soya milk (portions chosen to add up to 11-to-20g net carbohydrates). Grilled cheese sandwich made with 2 thin slices of Weightwatchers wholemeal bread (bread fits the 11-to-20g net carb requirement).
By the fourth day, the fluid retention will have disappeared and your waistband will be back to normal. WHY YOUR METABOLISM MATTERSCravings for carbohydrates, uncontrollable weight gain, and a string of failed weight-loss attempts are just three of the common symptoms of the recently discovered condition known as Metabolism B. Lightly coat a non- stick frying pan with cooking spray and add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Step two of the Metabolism Miracle is a nutritionally balanced diet that allows safe, long-term weight loss. Add the meatballs back to the pan and cook in the sauce for 10 minutes, spooning the sauce over the meatballs as it thickens. This is why diabetes and obesity often go hand-in-hand (90% of diabetics are either overweight or obese). David Ludwig regarding high-glycemic foods and overeating, cited in the Recommended Reading section at the conclusion of this newsletter. Why is it that so many of our favourite foods are the very ones packed with carbohydrates that dieticians insist are the reason we put on weight? To make sure that a slice of wholegrain bread fits into your 11-to-20 gram allotment, check the nutrition facts label on the back of the packaging and subtract the dietary fibre figure from the total carbohydrates per portion. For example, when a person with a 'normal' metabolism eats carbohydrates, their pancreas releases insulin to control blood sugar in the correct amount, at the correct time for optimal metabolism and energy. But when someone with Metabolism B eats carbohydrates, their body has the tendency to release too much insulin into the bloodstream, which leads to roller-coaster blood sugar levels, fatigue and an urgent craving for yet more carb-loaded foods. Metabolism B is an inherited predisposition that can show itself at any time and can be triggered by stress, inactivity, illness or a hormonal change in the body. But don't worry, even if you don't have Metabolism B, The Metabolism Miracle diet can help you slim, too.



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