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Hey everyone,

I was recently diagnosed with Hypoglycemia and have been having a really hard time figuring out the right things to eat. I seem to be a "reactive" hypoglycemic since I get dizzy, numb, confused and forgetfull when my blood sugar is really off.

I read through all the posts about this and FINALLY got some great information. I have a few questions though.

I was also diagnosed with clinical depression (no, I'm not sad, my body's chemicals are just all screwy so I had emotional swings and it made me suceptable to belly fat). I exercise a lot. I go to the gym 5-7 days a week and do cardio, weight lifting and just try to stay active. I am trying to lose about 5 pounds also but I am not a dieter and working out is a lifestyle for me. Reading about cardio exercise and what to eat for energy and weight loss is kind of hard to translate into the hypoglycemic diet. Apparently, your body has high blood sugar in the morning so that is a good time to do cardio. I read that it is a good idea to drink some OJ before doing morning cardio.....doesn't sound like a good idea for a hypoglycemic.

I love sugar (I was on a practically all sugar diet a couple years ago...no wonder I'm hg)


I love fruit

I love veggies but I guess my favorites are the ones taht are sweet (carrots, corn, ::sugar:: snap peas....lol

My favorite food is cereal

If I could, I would eat nothing but bread and water

I prefer not to eat tofu as a main source of protein since it contains a ton of estrogen which makes you store fat.

So you can see that becoming hypoglycemic was probably totally my own doing and that it was not a very welcome discovery...

So basically, I was wondering what you all thought about this. What's a good time to do cardio, what types of foods should you eat before and after working out, and generally what types of foods are best for this lifestyle? Are there any others out there like me who's sweet tooth got them into this whole mess? What do you DO???

 

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Thank you so much for all the help. That all makes a lot of sense. I like the smoothie idea. I loooooove smoothies.

Yesterday I had a midmorning snack of salted pretzels with some organic pb and it seemed to really help balance me out. By lunch I was feeling good and had a lettuce, black bean, sprout and hummous sandwich (sounds gross but it is sooooo good). It seemed to give me a lot of energy so if I add a smoothie before I go to the gym in the afternoon I should be good. And if I start running in the a.m. maybe I'll just start with some sprouted bread.

Thanks for the ideas
 
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