(Closed) Hypoglycemia and Weight Loss?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Is it reactive hypoglycemia? I have a problem with that. Natrupath helped me out a lot. 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@aliciapdx:  For example, some people just tend to have low blood sugar. If you have reactive hypoglycemia, it’s related to your diet, and how your body reacts to sugars, insulin etc. I reccomend doing the test for it. If you are insulin resistant, weight loss is boarderline impossible. In my case, I was found to have reactive hyoglycemia. So, the test involved eating a high sugar breakfast, and taking my blood glucose upon waking, and at several incriments throughout the day, and monitoring symptoms. In my case, after eating a high carbohydrate meal, 2 hours later my blood glucose was lower than my fasting blood glucose. In the case of my mother, she went high (which is expected following a high carb meal) but she staued high for several hours, which is suggestive of insulin resistance. They are managed differently. 

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@aliciapdx:  Yikes. That’s not good. For now I’d say avoid refined carbs and make sure you have protien at every meal. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oh girl, I TOTALLY feel your pain! I have severe hypoglycemia and have a really hard time keeping everything in check. One thing that has helped me a lot is jello. It’s an instant sugar source, and it’s not awful for you. I have one bowl a day, and every two days I have a can of Sprite. I haven’t had any fainting spells since I did all of this. 🙂

I also have some type of food every two to three hours. I carry granola bars and also the occassional chocolate bar for absolute emergencies when my blood sugar is just too low for my own good. 

The doctor is definitely a step in the right direction. I hope you’re able to figure something out that works for you! 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@aliciapdx:  They definitely aren’t cheap! I’m partial to the apricot and date bar.

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

How much caffiene are you consuming a day? How about nicotine?

 

Stimulants suppress appetite and drop your blood sugar without you knowing it, and so suddenly, you can get VERY VERY hungry and crave sweets/carbs/bad bad things to raise your blood sugar back up so you temporarily feel better, only to drop low again and continue the bad up/down/up/down rolelr coaster.

 

As an RN that is also hypoglycemic, I’ve had to learn to severely cut back on caffiene, and, although it was a tough transition, I ended up feeling MUCH better and having fewer spells of nausea and dizziness….and, I actually lost more weight! I was able to tell when I was actually needing a snack instead of suddenly getting SUPER hungry and feeling weak/faint.

 

I lost maybe about 5-8 lbs by cutting out coffee and diet sodas (I really think it’s because I’m not craving more sweets from the blood sugar lows). 

 

This is also kind of the basis behind the Keto diet and why a lot of people feel so much healthier when they cut out gluten. Fewer carbs in general stabilize blood sugar and help maintain a healthy weight. It gives you more energy and can even decrease anxiety and such.  I sound all new-agey, but I’m actually really into the science behind these theories, and more and more research is showing it’s not just simple calories in/calories out approach.  Managing our blood sugars with what KIND of calories we eat is SUPER important.

Stock up on nuts (LOTS AND LOTS of NUTS!), carrot sticks, apples with PB, string cheese, lower-sugared yogurts, avocado, soy milk, beek jerky…etc. Try to eat salads daily as a snack with cheese on it with a low-sugar dressing. Try and stay away from sugary granola bars and grains to snack on, because you WILL plummet faster with those snacks. Jello would be way too sugary and would not last you long.

You may be having quite a bit of anxiety about your low blood sugar, which mimick hypoglycemia symptoms! Try not to let your symptoms rule you. If you’ve snacked within an hour, it is SO unlikely that your blood sugar is low enough to faint. It really sounds like a combo of actual hypoglycemia and anxiety to me…. (I’ve totally been there, so I feel you).

 

Also try to get some exercise everyday. Just a 15-20 min walk at least. The activity helps stabilize blood sugar.

 

So recap: cut out caffiene, eat as few carbs as possible, snack often, try to remain calm. 

 

Good luck!!!!

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