Monday, February 18, 2013

5 Tips For Crashing Reactive Hypoglycemia Instead of Letting It Crash You

If you have been diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, you may have lots of questions about what to eat, when to eat, etc. It can be frustrating! - Learning a new diet. Below are 5 tips for helping you control the condition.

Cut Out the Junk!

Junk! It's tempting for a lot of us. - French fries, cake, ice cream, donuts, chocolate. Any of these can be fine every now and then for people without reactive hypoglycemia. However, for people with the condition, these foods can throw a person into a full blow hypoglycemic episode.

What to Eat!

The best foods for you to eat will be foods that are not processed. - Foods that are high in protein, fiber and foods that contain complex carbohydrates. - Foods that are low on the glycemic index.

Foods that are safe for you are cheeses, blueberries, strawberries, nuts, vegetables, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, chicken, beef, fish, peanut butter.

Always Know Where Your Next Meal is Coming From

A common problem with any diet, including the reactive hypoglycemia diet, is skipping meals. The key with controlling this disorder is maintaining blood sugar levels and avoiding hunger pangs. - And that can't be done when you skip meals. So make sure that you eat small meals from the list of foods above every 2 to 3 hours.


Exercising, it's great for everything pretty much! Sleep, depression, energy, brain health, lung health, circulation. - You name it! It's also great for reactive hypoglycemia. So make sure you exercise at least 3 times a week. - And by exercise, I don't mean you have to run 5 miles 3 times a week or hit the weights even, but I do mean you should make an effort to get outside and walk. - Get your heart rate up. Be consistent about this! It's very important for overall health and for helping to control blood sugar levels.

If You Must Eat Junk...

Okay, so let's face it, there is absolutely no way that any of us can go the rest of our lives without real chocolate, or a nice piece of granny's red velvet cake. - Or at least I can't! Having said that, if you must eat junk food, make sure you eat it with a meal. (I'm sure granny will be glad to cook you dinner along with your cake!)

You see, any time you eat a piece of chocolate with something like steak and salad in your stomach, the levels of glucose in the body increase at a slower pace. There is not an instant spike of blood sugar which eventually leads to a crash.

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