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06 June 2006 @ 07:48 pm
As suspected something went wrong with my voter registration somewhere along the line, so i ended up filling out a provisional ballot that may or may not be counted =P

I tried to be healthy for lunch today and got a salad and a jamba juice. They were both yummy, but a couple hours later i started feeling like i was getting low blood sugar. Now that i think back on it that's the first time that's happened in quite awhile. Probably means that i haven't been eating healthy enough =P

I should go to bed soon so i can get up early for work tomorrow. Hate sleep, stupid sleep.
Current Mood: random
(Anonymous) on June 7th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
Actually it might have more to do with the fact that Jamba, while reasonably healthy, is still about 95% sugars. More protein and fat will probably even out that blood sugar spike.
Squidceph on June 7th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
Er, that was me.
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 7th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, i probably would have felt better later if i'd gotten the chicken ceaser salad instead of the plain ceaser salad. But isn't part of eating healthy supposed to be eating _less_ meat and fat?
Kirinkirinn on June 7th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but the point is if it's almost all sugars it's gonna go through your system real fast. Something with fiber would probably help; that's the first non-meat-or-fat thing that digests slowly that comes to mind. The fancy new technical measure for this sort of thing is "glycemic index" (sp?), but most food packages don't say anything about it yet, so you just have to wing it on basic notions.
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 7th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
Well it's not _that_ new. I heard all about the glycemic index about eight years ago (from Morna of course =) and i didn't get the impression that it was very new even then. It just hasn't gotten that much press outside of the diabetic community.

Overall though i think the healthier i eat the more likely i am to get low blood sugar, so if i don't get it very often i must be doing something wrong :)
Kirinkirinn on June 7th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, well, yeah, it's obviously been important to diabetics. I didn't mean newly discovered, just just new that dieticians (And hence marketers) are starting to decide that maybe the general population should be paying attention to it. A spin-off from the ongoing carbs debate, really.
nonseqmenagerie on June 7th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
Well, fats (both good and bad) are relatively high in calories, and generally, less calories are better if you're trying to lose weight. But, the sources of those calories and fats are the important thing. Chicken and fish are both fairly good to eat (provided the chicken is lean, and they're not deep fried). Lean meats of other varities are also healthier than fatty cuts (sadly, fatty cuts often are slightly tastier, but that's a personal thing :)). But meat is a good source of protein, and would be good to include in your lunch... nuts and legumes are good too.
Squidceph on June 8th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
Well, meat isn't intrinsically bad, y'know, and I think poultry is generally considered healthier than red meat. For that matter, fat isn't intrinsically bad, you just need to balance how much you're eating. I think 20-30% of calories are supposed to come from fat.

Certainly eating healthy means that you still need to get goodly amounts of protein--you're lucky that you eat meat and therefore have an easy way to do that!