Hi everyone! My name is Lele, better known as @ketofy.me on Instagram. I’m taking over the blog today to share the results of testing my ketones after eating a KNOW Better cookie.
Being a Type 2 Diabetic can be complicated but knowing what foods you can eat really helps! I usually try to eat more whole foods than snacks on the Keto diet, but there are days when I want something sweet. I hate to admit that I have a sweet tooth and it’s definitely a weakness of mine (especially donuts!). If you have been following me for awhile, I test my glucose regularly to make sure they’re stable throughout the day. I use intermittent fasting on most days to help regulate my glucose.
Going back to eating snacks, it’s important to know what your body reacts to. For this test, I decided to try out the new KnowFoods Peanut Butter Cookie. I wanted to share my Ketones and Glucose numbers as a Type 2 Diabetic. Everyone’s body is different, of course and this is just *MY* own experience with their cookies. I have a sensitive reaction to sugar and I actually tested out their old cookie formula last year. You can view it on my instagram!
KnowFoods cookies are soft and delicious, Gluten & Grain Free, and Keto & Paleo Friendly. The texture is a little different like your normal cookie. It’s like if a Cookie & a brownie had a baby — THIS WOULD BE IT.
Their label may confuse you — it says that the cookie contains SUGAR: 15g — but that sugar is Allulose, which is sugar-free sugar, and has a low glycemic impact. It’s a low-calorie sugar substitute and doesn’t get metabolized by our bodies. Instead, it gets absorbed in the small intestine and excreted out by urine. Due to this process, it doesn’t spike insulin/glucose levels.
Now that I’ve (somewhat) explained what Allulose is — Here are my final results that I’m very happy to share with you!
GLUCOSE TESTS BEFORE AND AFTER EATING
HERE ARE MY GLUCOSE NUMBERS AND RESULTS FROM KNOWFOODS COOKIES.
My first bite was at 9:03 am this morning. I tried to time my glucose tests 1 to 1.5 & 2 Hours later. For me, final results are always 2 hours AFTER the first bite.
As you can see, my glucose levels didn’t spike or show a big change. And of course, this is my own numbers, but I’ve tested KnowFoods before (more than once), and the results are the same for me. To be honest, glucose levels are MUCH MORE important than Ketone levels to me. Having my sugar spike can be dangerous and has a lot of side effects. But, I know a lot want to know if the cookies kick you out of Ketosis. Up next is my Ketone Test!
KETONE TESTS BEFORE AND AFTER EATING
HERE ARE MY KETONE NUMBERS AND RESULTS FROM KNOWFOODS COOKIES.
I usually test my Ketones in the morning because it gives me a baseline for the day. Your Ketones are lowest in the morning (supposedly). What’s interesting about KnowFoods is that I actually had a higher Ketone reading *AFTER*eating the cookie. While I do check my ketones almost daily, I prefer using it for reasons like this. If I haven’t tried a specific product and don’t want any guesswork, using a Ketone meter like KetoMojo is so informative and helpful. Testing your blood glucose is important and checking your ketones is optional, but it helps!
DOES THE KNOWFOODS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE PASS?
OH YESSSS. It does!
I can’t deny these numbers. I love how the cookie didn’t spike my blood sugar and didn’t kick me out of Ketosis. This tells me that I can eat these cookies in moderation, without having to worry about having to re-test every time I eat them. I’ve tested them before and had nearly the same result.
Thank you KnowFoods for creating something yummy and delicious for Type 2 Diabetics like me!