Low Carbohydrate Review is a consumers guide to low carb products. Many claim to minimize changes in blood sugar; some succeed, some claims don’t hold up. I found out which really work for me by doing multiple Meal Tolerance Tests (MTTs).
It’s taken me a long time to collect the data for this site: over 300 MTTs so far on dozens of products. I’m getting pretty tired of grilled cheese sandwiches! I plan to keep adding tests for other products.
While I follow a very low carb diet to manage my diabetes, I have tried to make this site useful to anyone following a low carb lifestyle. The top foods identified here may minimize blood glucose spikes for others who have insulin resistance.
I hope this site helps the manufacturers of effective low carb products by alerting people to what works and what does not. Some of the best products – Banana Bread from LC-Foods, Yes to Cookies, Homestyles Chili (I’ve been collecting data on this chili and will add a review soon) – are made by small entrepreneurs. If we start buying more of their products, they will be able to bring their prices down and eventually help bring low carb into the mainstream.
I will be at the Nutrition and Metabolism Society Symposium on Saturday and Sunday, and on the Low Carb Cruise next month. I’m looking forward to seeing my friends in the low carb community again, and will be asking everyone for comments on my new web site!