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CKD diet


#1

I had read in Atkins that the only carbs that mattered were "sugars" or insulin impacting carbs. My question is bearing in mind that CKD's generally recommend a 20g limit(carbs/per day), could I then consume up to 10 slices of bread as long as the label states; Carbohydrate Per slice----20g of which sugars-----------2g 10 slices seems excessive!


#2

oh dear


#3

Yes, it is excessive. The rest of the non-sugar, non-fiber carbs in the bread will impact insulin. It's not just the 2 grams of sugar that matter.


#4

This is just Atkin's simplification of how insulin effects the body. It's a lot more complicated than this. Some carbs raise insulin higher and longer than others. Sugar raises insulin levels sky high. Read massive eating and Berardi's article on how insulin works.


#5

http://www.theketogenicdiet.com

by the book, burn everything you own that says "atkins" on it.