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Paging lonefrontrangerU of A racer
Apr 2, 2002 8:50 AM
Sorry to waste space with a totally non-racing topic, but I've heard you may be able to help me. I have a special girl who suffers from hypoglycemia. She's been put in the New Mayo Clinic diet. So far, it has helped to a degree. But the limited food choices are starting to discourage her. I'm 5'7", 133lbs and have a very high metabolism, so our dietary needs are at totally different ends of the spectrum.
Do you know of any web sites that could offer her recipe ideas or internet support groups she could use?
Email me if you have any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Vredstein@hotmail.com
not lonefrontranger, but I have a suggestionbrider
Apr 2, 2002 9:17 AM
You might find some help on the Testosterone Magazine site. Yes, it's geared toward bodybuilders, but those guys know more about insulin sensitivity than most any one. There's been a lot of recipe suggestions that you might be able to use. http://www.testosterone.net/
brider's got a good idealonefrontranger
Apr 2, 2002 9:55 AM
Personally, I like Epicurious.com for the simple act of breaking out of the recipe doldrums; got a lot of my great soup recipes from there. They have a search engine where you start with a single ingredient (something humble like "green beans" or "chicken breast") and the site will come up with an entire database of super recipe ideas with shopping lists, everything from simple to ornate and every level in between.

I'm not so much truly insulin sensitive as gluten and dairy sensitive, so a lot of the stuff I can tolerate would still cause trouble for a real hypoglycemic; for instance I eat a lot of bananas and orange juice, both of which are pretty high on the GI. So you really need to do some research of your own on this particular syndrome. WebMD.com is a great starting point to research the issue, because they tend to provide a lot of links for further source material.

For diet recommendations, always check your sources against www.quackwatch.com, because this site definitely helps to temper a lot of the hype and fad trends with a serious dose of reason.

If you don't already use one, get a glycemic index of foods from the following:
www.glycemicindex.com
www.mendosa.com
www.diabetesnet.com

Good luck!