As I’ve made it a habit to do each weekday, this morning I went out for my walk, using Nordic poles. I had an appointment to keep, so I kept it to 3 km at a brisk pace, around that beautiful lake that I’ve previously posted a video update from.
Despite eating quite low carb and delaying the amount of time between meals each weekday, my fasting blood sugars remain high. I’ve noticed that after I walk in the morning, they come down significantly, so I’ve decided to integrate a short walk around my neighbourhood after dinner, to see if my fasting blood glucose lowers. It should, which leaves me to determine how long a walk is ideal. I don’t want to make it a “workout”, as that can interfere with sleep, but I also don’t want to make it so short that it doesn’t have any effect. Today I started with a 15 minute walk at a comfortably brisk pace. Tomorrow, I’ll try longer, to see if it changes the results in the morning, and if so by how much.
As I began my walk, I realized that I’ve lived in this neighbourhood for several years, yet never walk around it. I guess it’s time I get to take in the beauty that is all around me.
Practicing what I preach!
It turns out, that a leisurely 20 minute walk after dinner results in my blood glucose dropping to ~5.2 – 5.4 mmol/L (94-97 mg/dl) and staying that way through the night (measured at 1 AM and 4 AM and 6 AM in the interest of science, of course!).
This is now part of my routine!
Note: Everyone's results following a LCHF lifestyle will differ as there is no one-size-fits-all approach and everybody's nutritional needs and health status is different. If you want to adopt this kind of lifestyle, please discuss it with your doctor, first.
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