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Hypoglycemia And Diet

What Is Hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, is a relatively rare condition. The symptoms include shakiness, weakness, faintness, headaches, mental dullness, and confusion. Such symptoms can be caused by any number of other problems, including stress. The only way to diagnose hypoglycemia is through a glucose tolerance test—the same type of test used to diagnose diabetes. Effects of Hypoglycemia Glucose is a type of sugar found in the blood. Eating a meal causes blood glucose levels to rise. Normally, as levels of glucose in the blood increase, the pancreas produces insulin. The insulin causes body cells to absorb the glucose and a gradual drop in the blood sugar level results. In a person with hypoglycemia, the body produces too much insulin in the presence of glucose. This causes a sudden drop in the blood sugar level. The High-Protein Myth Doctors used to recommend eating sugar-restricted, high-protein meals four or more times a day to help control hypoglycemia. But such treatment may actually impair glucose tolerance in patients.1 The main sources of protein for many individuals—animal products—are also high in saturated fat which can contribute to t Continue reading >>

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  1. JLITT62

    I'm not hypoglycemic, but this is pretty much the way I eat -- right now I get about 20 points a day, but I almost always earn 4 activity points in addition.
    I haven't been tracking my calories for a while, but I did for a while, too, and the average was probably around 1500 calories.
    It's a good way to eat -- keeps you from getting to hungry, which is what happens when your blood sugar falls, of course.
    Good luck!
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  2. TERESAL2

    Thank you so much girls. This has helped
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  3. ABLOCHA

    I'm hypoglycemic, and have used weight watchers for over a year. My doctor did not suggest a certain calorie #, but had me eat protein in each small meal, and fiber.
    I feel SO much better with a good diet. I've lost weight, and have a lot fewer episodes of light headedness, etc. I have to stay away from the refined sugars, or the symptoms are back. The diet is very similar to a diabetics diet, and is very much in line with the WW and Spark healthy eating guidelines.
    I'd suggest logging in your food on Spark for awhile to track calories, and counting the WW points, and see how they stack up. I find that my WW points are the low end of my Spark calorie range for the day, which makes sense because WW gives you the 35 extra weekly points. Just a different way of counting, but it comes to the same outcome, for me anyway.
    Good luck!
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