Protein and High BGLs

I’ve discovered two things over the 6 weeks that I have been on the LCHF WOE:

  1. Almost all proteins cause a spike in my BGLs
  2. The only two that do not cause this are eggs and fish

I have no clue why the others spike my BGLs so badly, nor why eggs and fish do not. Maybe it is the type of fat in them? I honestly don’t know.

But can I survive on just eggs and fish, especially because of the mercury levels in fish? I really don’t know, but I am tired of eating beef, pork, and chicken and watching my BGLs skyrocketing toward the 200s.

I will go shopping this coming Friday and my goal is to buy only fish, eggs and veggies. I know I will get tired of them, but really, what choice do I have? Go back on the insulin? no way!

My food choices are seriously getting limited though.

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LCHF Protein Egg Drink

3 whole large eggs (organic is best)
1-2 Tbsp of coconut oil (begin with one, increase to two if you do not feel full the first time you make this)
1 Tbsp of butter
1 cup of chai tea*

the following to taste:
cinnamon
nutmeg
clove
ginger
vanilla extract
artificial sweetener ( I use stevia )

Directions:

Melt the coconut oil and butter in a sauce pan until melted (do not overheat!)
Brew a cup of chai tea.
Add the eggs, spices and sweetener to blender, blend on low. Slowly drizzle in the oil mixture. Slowly add the chai tea. The heat from the oil and tea will “cook” the eggs so that you do not get salmonella. Blend until frothy. If you want this a bit thicker, add 1/4 cup of HWC. If you want even more protein, add a scoop of LC vanilla protein mix.

Note: the HWC and the protein powder will add to the nutritional totals below. I have not included those totals.

Nutritional Breakdown:

Eggs:
Calories – 222
Fat – 15 grams
Protein – 19 grams
Carbohydrates – 1 gram

Coconut oil:
Calories – 120 (or 240 if you use 2 Tbsp)
Fat – 14 grams (or 28 if you use 2 Tbsp)
Protein – O grams
Carbohydrates – 0 grams

Butter:
Calories – 102
Fat – 11.52 grams
Protein – 0.12 grams
Carbohydrates – 0.01 grams

Totals:
Calories – 444 (or 564 if you use 2 Tbsp of coconut oil)
Fat – 40.52 grams (or 68.52 if you use 2 Tbsp of coconut oil)
Protein – 19.12 grams
Carbohydrates – 1.01 grams


Note: I got this recipe from a book years ago and do not remember which one now to give credit.

This is a great drink if you are on the go or just want something to drink instead of cooking. It is not very thick, but it is frothy and tastes pretty good. It keeps me feeling full for about 4-6 hours.

*Sometimes the spices will settle to the bottom and you will need to stir this. If you do not wish to do that, omit the cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger and find a Double Chai tea instead, or use two teabags instead of one reg chai teabag.