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I have always wanted to try a fasting/cleansing, but my body just can't handle it. I have low blod sugar issues and usually within 6 hours I have one of my attacks and I have to eat something or I will pass out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/furious.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":furious:"> On normal eating days if I go to long without eating I will have the same thing happen. It happened to me on Saturday and totally screwed up my blood sugar all day. I felt weak and lethargic for the rest of the day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:"> I generally eat every 3 hours to keep my blood sugar ranges normal.<br><br><br><br>
I have had my blood sugar checked and I don't officially have hypoglycemia, but I just don't believe the doctor due to what I battle with daily. She says that because of my size I have these issues. I am 5'7" and around 113 pounds so I am thin.<br><br><br><br>
So does anyone have any advice or experience with trying a success fast with blood sugar issues? Has anyone gotten past their blood sugar issues and fasted or healed supposed blood sugar issues?
 
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yeah, erm.... i wouldn't wanna do that if it makes you pass out, to be honest. i'm not very knowledgeable on the subject- i'd seriously pass out as well, and haven't got the willpower to not eat for more than 12 hours unless i was really really sick, - i'd be really hungry, lol. could you not try another kind of cleanse, like a raw food or juice based one? one where you actually eat/drink/intake something, but that has the same affect, seems like a good idea to me, if not eating screws you up like that.
 

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I have tried those too and all they do is spike my blood sugar up and then I crash. Ah well, I guess I am just destined to eat, eat and eat.<br><br><br><br>
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why do you want to fast? fasting doesn't really have any benefits unless you are doing it for spiritual purposes.</div>
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I would like to detox my body a bit...
 

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years of meat eating, caffeine and alcohol, I always feel weighted down and tired. I want to cleanse my body and see if that helps.
 

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I doubt that any of the toxins from caffeine, alcohol and meat are still in your body. your body cleanses itself automatically. you don't need to 'detox'<br><br><br><br>
as far as being tired, maybe you should post what you eat in in a day. maybe you are missing nutrients or something.
 
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you can buy packets of detox herbs and teas, and stuff that you can take while still eating, and i think you can use things like benonite clay and physillium fibre to draw toxins out of your digestive track, while continuing with a normal diet. that might be worth looking into, perhaps?
 

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you can buy packets of detox herbs and teas, and stuff that you can take while still eating, and i think you can use things like benonite clay and physillium fibre to draw toxins out of your digestive track, while continuing with a normal diet. that might be worth looking into, perhaps?</div>
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Yeah, I think I may do something like this and start with only having fruit in the morning. I think my breakfast taxes my digestive system too much which just sets me up for a day of my body working too hard to digest my food.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the suggestions!
 

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I doubt that any of the toxins from caffeine, alcohol and meat are still in your body. your body cleanses itself automatically. you don't need to 'detox'<br><br><br><br>
as far as being tired, maybe you should post what you eat in in a day. maybe you are missing nutrients or something.</div>
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I don't really have a typical day of eating as I vary meals all of the time:<br><br><br><br>
B: Raisin Bran with soy milk and cinnamon, 2tsp of flax seed<br><br>
S: Apple with Peanut Butter<br><br>
L: Boca Chik Patty with a banana or some vegetables<br><br>
S: Banana with raw nuts or peanut butter<br><br>
D: Some kind of fake meat with vegetables and a carb<br><br>
S: Oatmeal with soymilk and fruit stirred in<br><br><br><br>
I eat oatmeal before bed because it lasts me the longest and I wake up not having blood sugar issues.<br><br>
This is what I try to aim for in a typical day, I may have more or less snacks depending on how hungry I am for the day.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks!
 

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is that a lot of soy? 4 servings? looks okay to me otherwise.<br><br><br><br>
anyhoo, you should track what you eat on fitday and make sure you are getting enough calories and nutrients.<br><br><br><br>
I don't believe in fasting/detoxing. there's no reliable evidence to support it, and IMO, if you have these blood sugar issues and you are underweight a day without eating just isn't good.
 

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It is 4 servings of soy, but that isn't a daily thing. I eat so many different foods each day, I don't have a normal pattern. When I run out of chick patties I have pb and j for lunch or bean burritos that I make. I go through spurts of having soy 3 times a day, down to once a day or none. That really made no difference in how I feel.<br><br><br><br>
Oh well, I think I am going to try eating fruit for my mornings and see if that helps my weighted down feeling and look at the herbal detox teas.
 

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I would say that if you are worried about caffiene, sugar ect. then just cut them out and you will be healthier in the long term. I've had BS issues and after I cut out coffee and diet coke, I felt instantly better. Detox is a funny word - like 'diet'. People think that they can just go 'on' or 'off' it and that'll be fine. But it's better to just change your habits for good.<br><br>
Good luck and let me know how it goes! x
 

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Yeah, I think I may do something like this and start with only having fruit in the morning. I think my breakfast taxes my digestive system too much which just sets me up for a day of my body working too hard to digest my food.<br><br><br><br>
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How exactly does your breakfast "tax" your digestive system? I would think if it does, that means you have a digestive disorder or some type of intollerance/allergy. For most healthy people that's fine and healthy.
 

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How exactly does your breakfast "tax" your digestive system? I would think if it does, that means you have a digestive disorder or some type of intollerance/allergy. For most healthy people that's fine and healthy.</div>
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I do have IBS so I have to be very careful of what I eat. I have cut down on my portions of raisin bran until it is gone and then I am going to try fruit in the morning. The recommended portion is 1 cup, but I find if I do 3/4th with soy milk and Udo's oil, I am much better off.
 

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soy can be an irritant in ibs....<br><br><br><br>
i am hypoglycemic and can understand the whole passing out thing- one way to help with feeling weighted down is to eat small meals three or four hours apart, alternating your fruits/veggies - natural sugars - with your heavy carbs and starches.<br><br><br><br>
i swear by teas- esp mint tea. in your case, i would recommend green teas- many green teas are excellent to help the body cleanse itself. i usually take my tea for breakfast and before bed- in the morning it helps me to set a calming pace for my day and in the evening, sitting and sipping it quietly with a good book helps to settle me in for the night- kind of like warm up and cool down excersises in a workout, if that makes sense.
 

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soy can be an irritant in ibs....<br><br><br><br>
i am hypoglycemic and can understand the whole passing out thing- one way to help with feeling weighted down is to eat small meals three or four hours apart, alternating your fruits/veggies - natural sugars - with your heavy carbs and starches.<br><br><br><br>
i swear by teas- esp mint tea. in your case, i would recommend green teas- many green teas are excellent to help the body cleanse itself. i usually take my tea for breakfast and before bed- in the morning it helps me to set a calming pace for my day and in the evening, sitting and sipping it quietly with a good book helps to settle me in for the night- kind of like warm up and cool down excersises in a workout, if that makes sense.</div>
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Thanks Ophelia!<br><br><br><br>
I am ok with soy, my IBS doesn't flare up with it unless I eat something that causes my flare up first. I do try to drink tea, I need to get decaf green tea cause I am not drinking caffeine anymore (I can't sleep at night when I do). I eat about 6 small meals daily so that isn't an issue. I am finding that by eating lots of fruit, veggies and high fiber oatmeal and grains, I am feeling better and cleaning out the system in a healthy way.<br><br><br><br>
Mint tea is a godsend. When I am having a bad IBS day, this stuff have saved me everytime. I have some sleepytime tea that I try to drink before bed with a good book. This has been helping with my sleeping issues (that and no caffeine). I am going to check out the store tonight for decaf green tea so I can enjoy my warm morning drink again.
 
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