Last night I ate a giant plate of spaghetti with meatballs and sausage. I went off menu to see what kind of effect it would have on me in the morning. I know, this was really stupid. My blood sugar went up over 30 points and my body weight went up over 4 lbs. Absolutely Crazy! Spaghetti kicked my ass!
Why would I do something like this? If anyone should know better it should be me… Well I have to be honest with you, this was less about conducting an experiment and more about having super cravings for carbohydrates. My body was craving sugar and I gave in big time. I worked out like a beast yesterday and my muscles were screaming for energy. So this makes me start thinking about my diet and how I need to slightly increase my carbohydrate intake slightly with each meal. Of course this will be done with vegetables and not spaghetti. On the other hand it could just be that I need to increase my protein and fat intake. I have my homework to do.
There are other options where special formula’s are made for body builders to take at certain times before and after workouts and I may look into those options today. I would have to find a product that is balanced for those of us who have Type II Diabetes where as the sugar content is low. I don’t like this option as I prefer to eat all natural, but if it helps with the cravings it my be worth looking into.
Blood Sugar – 132, Weight – 171.6
Bowflex – CHEST
Bench Press- 310- 19, 23, 21
Incline Press- 310- 14, 16, 13
Decline Press- 310- 19, 16,
Fly’s- 160- 18, 17, 17
Breakfast- 3 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- Grass Fed Burger, Salad
Dinner- Chicken, Mixed Vegetables