Thursday, April 30, 2009

159 дни и ночей

Poached Salmon w/Horseradish Mustard Sauce & Garlic Broccoli

I tested my blood sugar after using some luo han guo today. The results were similar to yesterday's stevia trial. Once again, I drank my ChocoCoffee two hours post lunch. I tested my blood sugar prior to drinking it and got a reading of 84 (lower than yesterday). A half hour after drinking the CC (with the LHG), my blood sugar score was 90. A minor jump of 6 points. 

Tomorrow I'll test the ChocoCoffee without any sweetener at all to see what that does to my BS. The following day, I'll test stevia again but will include a blood pressure reading as well as blood sugar. This experiment will continue on for quite a while. Hopefully I'll discover something useful worth sharing. 

I can tell you that it appears that the luo han guo product isn't quite as sweet as the stevia product. One packet of either isn't enough to sweeten the CC properly. Eventually, I'll experiment with larger quantities (2-3 packets per cup o' CC). 

8:00 am

Wowee Zowee Protein Shake version 3.0 - 3 scoops of True Whey (natural vanilla whey protein), 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Greens, 4 oz of purified water, 1 tsp of organic instant coffee and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

+ 1 heaping tbsp of organic coconut oil

1:00 pm

+ 2 organic Italian pork sausages

+ 1 small organic avocado

+ several tablespoons of organic sour cream

3:00 pm

+ a mug of ChocoCoffee sweetened with a packet of luo han guo

7:15 pm (pictured above)

+ a poached salmon fillet (from Whole Foods Market) with a horseradish mustard sauce (organic sour cream and organic horseradish mustard)

+ organic garlic broccoli

+ 1 tbsp. of organic coconut oil

More to come ... I hope


ms. v said...

how did you like the flavour of the (lindsay) luo han? did it work well in your chococoffee?

Harry said...

Ha! I didn't know it was named after her! ;-)

The LHG packet didn't strike me as being as sweet as the stevia packet. Maybe 2 packets (or more) would be necessary. Keep in mind that unsweetened ChocoCoffee is actually quite bitter.

The good news is that so far both sweeteners appear to have a minimal effect on my blood sugar.

The experiment continues!