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increasing glucose sensitivity?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 11, 2013 at 5:07 PM

I used to have a bowl of cereal (or two or three) pretty much every morning. Never been over weight but doing pale for health and digestive benefits. I am not aiming for ketosis or super low Carb. Just less starchy foods and grains, more meats and veggies, and nothing with high glycemic loads.

This morning for the first time in about a month I had two bowls of high glycemic index cereal and a cup of strong coffee. I felt moody and snappy and uncomfortable.

Most of all I got some very worrying visual artifacting or wiggly patterns showing up in My vision making it hard to concentrate.

I was asked about migraines but I have never had them, though My head feels slightly painful.

Any thought on all this? Could it be due to my dietary changes?

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on August 14, 2013
at 12:20 AM

Yeah i had some salad shortly after and it seemed to help. My appetite was lame for lunch but my gf made me eat some sort of breadless sandwiches (literally sandwich fixings with no bread and extra lettuce) and I was almost myself again. Weird...

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on August 11, 2013
at 07:41 PM

Sounds exactly like an ocular (or "visual") migraine. Something in what you ate likely triggered it--a food sensitivity to something you're not used to eating anymore. Since I began paleo, oranges do that to me.

Stay away from nasty high glycemic cereal. Your body is telling you that loud and clear.

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on August 11, 2013
at 08:01 PM

Shortly after I went gluten-free, I became much more sensitive to sugar and grains. I would get so weak a while after eating them, I'd think I was going to pass out. I know another woman who had the same experience.

I've heard that people who have high cortisol levels become more insulin resistant. I'm wondering if suddenly dropping chronically high cortisol levels by removing a source of inflammation (such as gluten) is what causes this sensitivity after going gluten-free.

It's been almost a year and I'm really just now getting where I can handle a sugary or other-grainy snack here and there. When you cheat on paleo, make sure it's still mixed with other good foods. That lessens the effect.

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on August 14, 2013
at 12:20 AM

Yeah i had some salad shortly after and it seemed to help. My appetite was lame for lunch but my gf made me eat some sort of breadless sandwiches (literally sandwich fixings with no bread and extra lettuce) and I was almost myself again. Weird...

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