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Hello, Jan ~~ It's not uncommon to have to make small adjustments to the blood type diet guidelines, especially if one has a history of hypoglycemia as you do. It's also possible that you are a nonsecretor, in which case you would do better on a bit more meat and a bit less grain and sweet food than type B secretors.
Your breakfast indeed contained quite a bit of sugar, between the raspberries, jam, and rice syrup -- and eggs may not have the protein punch you need to balance out the bread carbs and the sugars.
I'd suggest using one of the lower-sugar fruits which are beneficial for either secretors or nonsecretors, such as grapefruit, plum/prune, blueberry or cranberry instead of raspberry in your MFC. Half an hour later, have your eggs with a little ground lamb or turkey burger, or a leftover piece of meat from dinner.
Get some vegetable glycerine (NOW and Heritage are two common brands) to use as sweetener in your tea. It is remarkable in that it tastes like liquid sugar, but actively helps stabilize blood sugar levels. It is fine for all types!
Have you tried your licorice tea alone, away from food? Sensitive folks have reported they do get a bit headachy from it. See if it affects you in that way, and use another herbal tea instead for a month or two if it does.
Hope this helps! and thank you so much for writing to me!