Last week I went in for a routine colonoscopy. The prep includes a 2 day fast on clear liquids. I decided to use this as an opportunity to test something I have expounded about the size of meals and insulin production. I have stated that you can have unfavorable carbs as long as you "graze" on them instead of eating a whole meal of them. Not that one would want to eat like this all the time.
I took a 1000 calorie portion of pure filtered apple juice per day, diluted 50% with water. I kept my glass full while I worked at my computer. I never drank more than a 2 ounces at a time, and it took the whole waking day to drink it all (about a gallon of liquids).
I never noticed any change in my blood sugar. I did not get hungry --just sipped more juice if my stomach was empty again. I did not get tired or fuzzy brained like I would have if I ate a bunch of unfavorable carbs. I just sailed through the two days --however, it WAS boring to have no variety :roll:
The lesson learned is that you can control your insulin production by limiting the rate that carbs are digested by putting them in your stomach at a slow controlled rate --instead of combining large quantities of food in the Zone way to limit the speed of digestion with proteins and fats.
This may not be the ideal way of eating, but it gives an alternative approach when the normal Zone favorable foods are not available --a way to stay in the Zone until the situation can be changed.