|Has anyone tried an extended fast ? I’m on day 4 and my blood sugar is still higher than i thought it would be by now…i’m going to try and fast for 10 days….. but we’ll see how i feel……if anything seems wrong i’ll stop it and try again next month i know it’s good to take a break of a few weeks in between these extended fasts. basically i’m an overweight type 2 diabetic….and thought i needed to do something to help get this going in the right direction…..thoughts? …comments?|
|Its normal that you blod sugar is still elevated its called, gluconeogenesis
the synthesis of glucose from noncarbohydrate sources, that happens when the body starts turning fat into glucose. But after some time this balance itself out. Being low carb or keto is the best option for you if you are overweight and type 2. You will loose your weight and turn the diabetic condition around. Good luck mate.
|the human body has an almost zero rate of fat (acetyl CoA) or other metabolites conversion to glucose. The primary precursors for gluconeogensis are amino acids and glycerol (which may come from stored or dietary fat, but is not a lipid per se.) Under severe fasting or ketosis, about 10% (max) from fat (lipids) may be converted to glucose, but the primary is the previously stated (amino acids and glycerol).|
|Here is some good info on fasting|