Is this drink good as a quick meal replacement?

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  1. yoshiesque

    yoshiesque Member

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    I sometimes get a bit lazy or struggle to get all meals in every 2-3 hours. So sometimes I just make a quick drink which includes:

    1. 1-2 tablespoons Gelatin (6-12g protein)
    2. 2 tablespoons sugar (30g carb from sugar)
    3. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
    4. milk

    It just seems like this is the perfect ray peat drink to have when under this diet and pressed for time.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Mittir

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    Is that one cup of milk or one quart of milk?
    Adding chocolate and or coffee can increase mineral content, especially
    potassium and magnesium. Potassium helps with handling blood sugar.
    You can use cronometer to get an idea about nutrient content of the drink.
    Some people get bad reaction from chocolate.
     
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    @Mittir: I would have thought that the potassium in milk is enough to handle to sugar dose indicated above. A few tablespoons sugar for 1/2 quart of milk.
     
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    its 1/4 of a quart of milk. i believe. its 250ml. I dont use US metric.

    Why is potassium important when sugar is at a high dose?
     
  5. Mittir

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    Sugar eaten with salt, protein and fat inhibit
    sharp rise in blood sugar. Excess blood sugar can increase
    stress hormones. Potassium helps to metabolize
    sugar with less insulin secretion.
    Since you added extra gelatin and salt ,you might not have sharp rise in
    blood sugar. If that happens you may experiment with adding
    coffee/chocolate or other source of potassium.
    RP also mentioned that high intake of alkaline minerals
    ( sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium)
    is very beneficial). Hypothyroid people need more magnesium than healthy people.
     
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    Okay I had no idea about this. I was basing some of my info from Danny Roddy's Hair Loss Book. His old one stated that you can have as much sugar as you want basically.

    So I thought this Ray Peat Diet was based on eating heaps of sugar and protein, provided u dont go over the daily calorie limit you have.

    So sugar does indeed cause a rise in blood sugar and insulin release, its just the amount you take that makes this factor important?
     
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    Sucrose and glucose ( starch) both increase blood sugar and insulin release.
    Sucrose causes less secretion of insulin than pure glucose. Size of the meal is a big
    factor in rise of blood sugar. RP recommends frequent small meals consist of
    carb,protein and fat to inhibit sharp rise of blood sugar.
    Sweet ripe fruits are ideal source of carbohydrate.
    When you use table sugar or honey you need make sure that
    you are getting required vitamins and minerals from other foods.
    Vegetable broth, starch free potato juice, liver, coffee, cocoa, oyster
    are some of the nutrient-dense food. Cronometer is a very useful tool.
     
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