You are not what you eat. You are what your body does with what you eat.

In my 19 years as a diabetic following a low carb lifestyle, I have long wanted an unbiased source of information on the effects of various food products on blood glucose. I like the convenience of packaged and processed food. I’m an engineer – I don’t have a problem with engineered food. Unfortunately, most food products have been engineered to reduce cost or remove fat, rather than to minimize blood glucose spikes. I have found products labeled “low carb”, or that list a fiber count nearly equal to the total carb count, that cause my blood glucose to spike.
Consumers need unbiased information on what food products actually work on a low carb diet. This web site is my attempt to fill that gap.

Initially, I focus on food tests and nutritional analysis. I will also review nutrition recommendations and guidelines from health organizations, including government agencies, NGOs and insurance companies.

Why Low Carb?
Carbs drive insulin drives fat
 Your body metabolizes the carbohydrates you eat into blood glucose. This induces your pancreas to produce and release insulin, which in turn causes your body’s cells to build up fat. For those susceptible to metabolic syndrome – as much as half of the population – excessive carbs can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  Read More

Food Reviews
Consumer guide to low carb products
This site provides unbiased reviews and comparisons of low carbohydrate products based on our own tests. We pull no punches – if a “low carb” product is really high carb, we will alert you. We want to encourage the producers of effective low carb products and to expose charlatans who misleadingly label high carb products “low carb”. Read More

Test Procedures
Our test philosophy and process
I test my blood glucose before and an hour after eating a “low carb” product to measure my increase in blood glucose. I do multiple tests of each product and average the result.  Read More

The Test Subject
Gary Noreen, aka YODA
I am an engineer retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. I am 58 years old and have been diabetic (Type 2) for 19 years. I began a low carbohydrate diet soon after I was diagnosed. I have no formal training in nutrition or experimental science. Read More


I have no training in nutrition beyond a single day of class 19 years ago. I have no license to practice medicine or dietetics. Consult your health professional before using the information on this site.

Test results presented herein were all compiled from a single test subject. Your results may vary.

Nutritional analyses were conducted with what I thought was the best information available, but I cannot guarantee accuracy.

  • Got a Request?

    I’m a very busy guy with the site, but if you have a special request for an item that should be tested, let me know. I’ll see if I can squeeze it in on a future date.