Lost 60lbs & Fixed insulin resistance with Atkins. Will juice fasting hurt my progress??
September 21, 2011 10:13 AM Subscribe
I Lost 60 lbs and cured metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance) quickly on a modified Atkins diet. Can I start juice fasting without raising my sugar/insulin levels and "blowing up" again. I am down to about 5% bodyfat with normal blood sugar and LOVING it. How can I juice without upsetting my sugar/insulin balance again? Is it worth it?
posted by StUdIoGeEk to health & fitness (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I am 6" and was up to 240lbs after a back surgery. I found out that I was pre diabetic so I cut sugar and pretty much did a modified Atkins induction for a few months (mostly in ketosis). I Lost 60 lbs and cured metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance) quite quickly. My body has responded to this well however I am concerned that the high fat, super low carb diet may not be ideal for me long term.
I was about to go buy a masticating juicer and mix in juice fasts to give my body some periods where I get intense micro nutrients and low fat.
I am concerned about going from 20-40 grams of carb daily with GREAT results to drinking multiple glasses of fruit/vegetable juice per day. Could that sugar be a disaster?. Would a body benefit from varying between the two in any way? Would it be detrimental?
Would vegetable only juice suffice, or are they also too high in sugar?
My cholesterol is also a bit high but came down some after I started the Atkins diet. My doctor told me that sugar and carbs raise LDL and Trigs MORE than Baconburgers ultimately. Am I risking raising my cholesterol further by adding sugar from the juices?
I read that beets will lower bad cholesterol. They are quite sweet. If it raises sugar/carb than how can they lower cholesterol? What side wins?
I am at about 5% body fat with normal sugar and loving it. How can I juice without upsetting my sugar/insulin balance and "blowing up" again.
Should I just leave well enough alone or try going for a higher level of nutrition?
(PS: Yes, I am asking my doctor as well)