Today's workout complete!
How do I know my body "reacts" to a certain food while doing #GAPS/ #AIP? What am I looking for? For me, it's generally an exaggerated and sustained blood glucose response after eating that happens every time a food is eaten. The last time I had a small serving of tomatoes that I bolused appropriately for, my blood sugar stayed in the 140s the entire night and was resistant to corrections, staying higher-than-normal the entire next day (running 100-110 fasting instead of 70s-90). After 30 or so hours as long as I don't eat another offending food, it eventually comes down, but sometimes it requires me to increase my basal for a few days. Yesterday I decided to try a small amount of tomatoes again, bolusing generously for the amount of carbs, and my blood sugar hit 199mg/dL and took two corrections to lower, with my fasting today at 111. I ran higher all day today and was very fatigued and thirsty (and grumpy! 😬). This is not the response I would have if I consumed an equivalent amount of carbs of a banana, for example. As long as I bolus correctly, I'd come right back down. A banana wouldn't affect my need to increase my basal. Tomatoes, rice, and beef all cause this reaction for me (thankfully not peppers!). Other foods, like dairy, cause a slightly different response. Dairy causes an itchy histamine response all over my body, my face looks puffy, and it alters my cycles and leads to breakouts. It also causes me to need considerably more basal, even if I'm eating very low-carb. (So pizza is pretty much the worst food out there for me. Dairy+tomatoes+gluten+high carb. So sad. 🙁) Every body is different, but GAPS/AIP exaggerates the body's response to the offending foods if they're reintroduced too early, making them easy to identify. Learning how your body responds to certain foods helps you learn the ideal diet unique to your body that helps you feel your best! I'm hoping my blood sugars lower some tomorrow so I don't need to add in basal. I enjoy being insulin-free, but I don't hesitate to give myself insulin if it's needed! @toneitup #tiucheckin #tiuloveyourbody #autoimmuneprotocol #paleoaip #gapsdiet