Two weeks ago, I told you about the series of Frankenstein-like diet/blood sugar/insulin experiments that I am conducting on one of my personal training clients- in the article Make Insulin Your Friend… and Get Leaner, Stronger & Healthier.
This week, I am going to show you the results of the first experiment and tell you how I took my human guinea-pig and made him Pre-Diabetic in less than 7 days.
Experiment #1 – The “Normal” Diet
I asked my client / test-subject to:
[box type=”note”]I told him not to pig out on junk food – just to eat like the other people in his office. In fact, he modeled his diet after one of his co-workers – a 190 lb, skinny-fat kind of guy.[/box]
Here are some examples of what he ate last week.
Blood Test Info
I had him test his blood throughout the day using a blood glucose monitor (supplied free of charge by Roche Diagnostics):
[box type=”important”]What we found is that other than the fasted blood test (taken first thing in the morning), his blood sugar levels were moving around too much to come to any sort of conclusion…so we’re just going to report on the fasted blood tests[/box]
Blood Test Results
And as you can see from the chart, this places our test-subject squarely in the Pre-Diabetes range…on his way to full-blown Type 2 Diabetes.
All in one week.
And he felt like crap the whole week.
At the end of the week, he was glad to go back to eating healthy
This week, we are experimenting with a grain-free diet.
I will post the results next week.