Over the next few months I am going to be conducting an experiment about the interaction between nutrition, exercise, blood sugar, insulin, body composition and overall health.
Here’s the plan…
Using a blood glucose monitor (supplied free of charge by Roche Diagnostics), I am going to have one of my clients measure his blood sugar, blood pressure and body composition again and again and again…. and we’re going to see how it reacts to different types of diets and training modalities.
Starting next week, he will begin taking his measurements upon waking, pre-meal, post-meal, pre-workout, post-workout and before bed.
I will track all the data and (fingers crossed), we should generate some pretty interesting data.
We will be testing how his body responds to:
- a Standard American Diet (aka junk food)
- a meat & potatoes diet
- a vegetarian diet
- a low fat diet
- a high fat – Atkins style diet
- a Paleo diet
- a Mediterranean diet
- Intermittent fasting
- Cardio workouts
- Health Habits workouts…. lots of HIRT
- Heavy lifting – power bodybuilding style of workout
- No workouts