Hi I need some help with convincing my friends. I eat a lot of gels and drink a lot of sport drinks when I’m traning over 1,5 hour. But my non cycling friends have found out that im doing that now. I’m been doing that for a coupel of years now. And they belive im going to get diabetes and a lot of other disses from this. But its make me feel great and make it possible to stay on top of my calorie needs. I need articles and videos to send to them so I dont get yelled at evry day. Anybody who can help me? Kind regards magnus
Lots of external sources in this one, but you might want to start at the bottom and work backwards:
I know he’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but listen to Dr McDougall in the video when it comes to type 2 diabetes
Instead of getting into the pros and cons of carbs, I have a simple suggestion. Go to the pharmacy (or amazon…) and buy a cheap glucose meter. They’re like $20 and include some test strips to get you going. Check your blood sugars in the morning, before meals and 2hrs after meals. Basically, if you’re BS is >140mg/dl at 2hrs after a meal, you’re headed in the wrong direction. And if you ever see 180 or 200+, you need to make some immediate changes. The clinical diagnosis of diabetes is something that happens well after you’ve been on the path for a long time.
As mentioned in the last AACC podcast. Conditions of metabolic syndrome can take decades to metastasis and by then it’s often too late. It might seem like it, but you don’t become diabetic et al overnight.