This is more of a curiousity and learning based question:
I have been doing the low carb diet and it working well for me ( T2, on Met). SInce I started about a month and a half ago, I have been eating my breakfast of low carb toast (9 carbs 1 piece) and unsweetened peanut butter ( 3 carbs) and a cup of unsweetened hemp or almond milk ( like 1 carb). So under 15 carb breakfast. I have full glass of water.
Here is what is bugging me: The bread I had before (Healthy Ways brand) was a Whole Wheat/Flax and I also bought a 100% Whole Rye (same brand) - Both have the same carbs and net carbs (the rye actually has 1 gram more fiber than the whole wheat). So I finished up the Wheat one and now on to the Rye (which is very tasty and I like!) but even though the carbs are the same the Rye raises my sugars around 10 points more than the Wheat!
Weird. Can this be right?
I am not worried about it because I have sugars within normal ranges for the 99 percent of the time. But I do sort of notice that if I go above 100 a few times that my tongue starting getting dry again (some of you may recall that I had problems with dry tongue at the beginning - it took a while but it went away - but now that I have had a few higher numbers I have had a bit of return of it - not sure it if is related or not - I might not be drinking enough water)
For example, I wake up at 71 today, have my breakfast with the low carb rye bread, PB (with flaxseed oil in it) and nut milk and I am at 114 2 hours later, Same with prior day (woke at 79 - 2 hours later 121). With the Wheat bread, I would normally get a rise of 20 points (give or take a few). I take one of my Metformins with breakie.
Even too I made a half grilled cheese for lunch with the Rye yesterday and I went from 69 to 104.
So, what gives? Why if the carbs are the same am I higher on the rye than on the wheat (haha, makes it sound like I am smokin' something!) ?? Does my body just not like the rye (sugar wise) regardless of carbs?
Anyone else notice something like this with different ingredients but same carbs?
I have been only eating the rye for a few days - don't have my period or anything so I don't think it is that. I am not really concerned but mostly curious to the why this happens - and bummed because I was gonna make myself a veggie reuben with my rye! Dang.