December 31, 2013 at 11:22 pm #14411
Leave your comments on the January 2014 Newsletter here. Have fun and Happy New Year! The newsletter is posted HERE.January 1, 2014 at 6:53 am #14418superhumanParticipant
Really Really great.
I was wondering if Andrew Kim could provide me/us with the link to the studies that shows more frequent meals got better results in terms of fat loss then fewer meals when same calories where consumed?January 1, 2014 at 11:07 am #14420
I am interested in your book about hypoglyemia. I have a high fasting glucose but other numbers are normal:
HBA1c 4.9 (4.5-5.7)
Fructosamine 240 (122-236)
Creatinine, urine 20.4 (15-278)
Creatinine, ur 24 hr 765 (800-1800)
Corticosteroid Bind. Glob (CBG) 5.2 (1.7-3.1)
My doctor says my cortisol is raising my glucose and wants me to come back and retest in a few weeks. What could this mean?January 1, 2014 at 11:31 am #14421njurkslisParticipant
Your newsletter was great, I loved the article about hypoglycemia and how it is often misinterpreted even by doctors. I am the rare person with too low blood sugar and wanted to ask your opinion what might be causing it since my endocrinologist was clueless.
I suffered from amenorhea for a year after very strict contest prep diet (recovering now, and largely thanks to your books) yet all my blood tests were normal apart from glucose tolerance test. Before taking 75g of glucose, test showed that my blood sugar levels were normal but two hours later it was too low. And roughly three hours after those 75 grams I started to feel really bad – cold and shaking and incapable to focus.
I haven’t been able to find explanation to this phenomenon anywhere, most information is about elevated blood sugar levels. My doctor simply said that she won’t prescribe me metformin as it would lower my blood sugar levels even more but had no explanation why I reacted so poorly to the test. Perhaps, you have any ideas?January 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm #14422hawksfanParticipant
I’m very interested in your upcoming hypoglycemia book. I was diagnosed 2 years ago with reactive hypoglycemia by an endocrinologist after a 5 hour GTT test that showed my blood sugar going sky high and then plummeting, then recovering a little when the adrenaline kicked in. I manage by eating half my weight in protein (60 grams) and my full weight in carbs (120 grams), divided in 6 meals per day. No caffeine, alcohol, sugar, or simple carbs in any form. It sucks. But I do it so I can stay calm and sleep through the night. However, I’m starting to think that this is more of a problem of too much adrenaline, that the blood sugar problems are simply a symptom of a larger endocrine problem. Low thyroid, maybe? Adrenals? Low cortisol could account for too much adrenaline, too. I feel like my life is in a holding pattern until I can figure it out – each day the 6 meals just serve as a bandaid. Thoughts, Matt? You seem to really get it.January 1, 2014 at 12:13 pm #14423
Yeah, the Hypoglycemia book will go into most of these things and answer these questions for you at least in part. It’s a short book and will be free after the book bundles I enter it into.
We’ll get a good discussion going on hypoglycemia after it comes out, and I’ll try my best to answer your questions once you’ve all read it.
@metabolizer How high is that fasting glucose? It’s probably just high morning cortisol. I’m sure if you woke up and had a quick snack it would keep it from rising to the point it was when tested.January 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm #14424
Anywhere from 95-118 is the norm. One day it was actually 145 which freaked me out. It used to always be in the 80s. I was worried about Type 1 diabetes.January 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm #14427risrosenParticipant
Scott’s “sample day” food listing hardly seems like a “Matt Stone diet”…2/3 of the calories are from liquids or fruit. Not exactly eating for heat.January 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm #14429
@risrosen I think the 6,000+ calories helps make up for that. If the metabolism is high enough, fluid tolerance is really high and the body holds onto salt quite well.
@metabolizer Those are definitely high. If they come down after you eat that definitely doesn’t sound like type 1 diabetes. That sounds like exceptionally high cortisol in the morning like your doc suggested it might be.
Do you wake up in the middle of the night? How do you eat in the evening? When do you eat most of your food, morning, midday, or evening?January 1, 2014 at 5:23 pm #14431brainacidParticipant
I have tried keeping fluids to a minimum but I still get up in the middle of the night to urinate. Please help.January 1, 2014 at 6:08 pm #14433
I haven’t tested myself after eating in the morning so I don’t know. Yes I always wake up the middle of the night usually to go to the loo. But when it’s really bad, i.e. super high cortisol I think, I wake up with all this pent up energy and a compulsion to run in place, etc. I eat the bulk of my food in the evening and have a bedtime snack of oatmeal and low carb homemade ice cream.January 1, 2014 at 6:12 pm #14434superhumanParticipant
risrosen: please read scott abels diet or buy it before talking about it. Its not a fucking liquid fruit cleanse bullshit that they talk about in some blogs. I have purchased it from him myself and its a high carb, high-medium protein low fat diet 6 days a week with low calories and all inn on 1 dayJanuary 1, 2014 at 6:18 pm #14435risrosenParticipant
Matt, could you say a few words about the difference between your concept of ‘metabolism’ and what conventional medicine means by the word?
Related to that…I sometimes come across people online who claim to have a fast metabolism. They usually say they are underweight and have a hard time gaining, no matter how much they eat. What do you think is going on there?January 1, 2014 at 6:42 pm #14436AnnaBParticipant
Not sure if what I am experiencing is idiopathic postprandial syndrome, as it doesn’t usually happen right after a meal, but later when I’m getting hungry. But I get all the same symptoms: shakiness, brain fog, and cold nose– and I’m eating for heat now. However, when I was low cal, low-ish carb, I never really got the shakes or sudden onset of a cold nose– yes, I was sluggish and cold, but it wasn’t an all of a sudden thing like one of these episodes.
So anyone know why I would start to experience these episodes now that I’m eating for heat but not previously when I definitely wasn’t eating enough food?January 1, 2014 at 11:17 pm #14438Scott_SchlegelParticipant
@risrosen I consume no extra water. If I decide to have coffee or tea, I heavily sweeten them to the point where they are essentially syrup. I ensure I consume at least a teaspoon of salt a day. I like the acids, minerals and vitamin C in fruit juice. It’s not perfect for supporting body temp, but it can work.
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