Biotest

Halving or Replacing Surge


#1

Hey Chris,

I’m on Day 2 of the V-Diet. I’m a type 2 diabetic so I’ve been monitoring my blood sugars closely. Day 1 was a non-workout day and my blood sugars were fine, but Day 2/workout day I had my first Surge Recovery drink and my blood sugar is running higher now. There is 29 g of sugar per serving which is a bit much for me.

Can I cut the serving in half or is there an alternative post-workout drink I can do that has less sugar?

Thanks.


#2

Well, keep in mind that you want the spike of insulin to drive in the aminos and nutrients of Surge Recovery. The Surge on training days also allows for a mild, smart carb cycling effect – very effective for fat loss. Long story short, the carbs are in there for a reason – to illicit a very specific response.

But, that’s for the regular Joe. I’m not a diabetes expert and can’t really offer medical advice there. If that spike is something you shouldn’t have, then go to half a serving and see how that is. If needed, use only Anaconda or MAG-10 around the weight training period instead of Surge. These are both carb free but perfect for peri-workout.


#3

Thanks, Chris. This reading was too high and also several hours later, so yeah, not good. Problem is, I don’t think I get the necessary insulin spike to bring the level back down. I’m not sure how not having that spike will affect fat loss. This diet is definitely a personal experiment. I’m curious to see how my body responds. Also why I decided to keep a log in case other diabetics wanted to know how blood sugars are affected/get info, tips/etc.

Next workout day I’ll halve the Surge and see how that goes. 15 grams of sugar shouldn’t be a problem; at least, it hasn’t been in the past.

Are there other type 2 diabetics who have done this diet that you know of? I’ve seen a few type 1 posts on the forum.


#4

No, I can’t think of any others. But please keep us posted. Your feedback is very much appreciated!


#5

[quote]LexST wrote:
Are there other type 2 diabetics who have done this diet that you know of? I’ve seen a few type 1 posts on the forum.[/quote]

Found another type II diabetic reporting his results. See this thread:

nomrah20: http://tnation.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_life_group/17lbs_in_11_days


#6

Thanks! I shot him a PM.


#7

Just want to update that I did 1/2 serving of Surge post-workout today and that worked perfectly.