I am relatively new to this. Found out at Christmas, cut practically all carbs, got my readings down to an average of 86 and lost 50lb. I thought I was doing well. Then I got a craving for chocolate. Three pieces and my reading was 153. I freaked, and was good for the next few days. Then I went on a total awful binge. It would be easier to list what I didn’t eat. My reading the next morning? 94. I took it twice, as I was sure it would be through the roof - my readings tend to be the highest in the morning anyway, so shouldn’t it be really bad the morning after? I ate one packet of iced sugar cookies for a start and sundry other chocolate bars and slices of cake.
I am doing this on diet and exercise, and I didn’t exercise the day I binged either, so I didn’t exercise it off.
I did check my meter, and it is calibrated and has batteries, and I always wash my hands.