Recently, I had to meet my husband somewhere, going up 2 big flights of stairs. When I got there, my heart was beating strongly at about 120 beats/minute by my guess. I don't know how long it went on as we were going somewhere, walking 3 blocks. When we got to the "L" train station, we went up another long flight of stairs that I usually navigate fine. Then the palpitations began again.
The culprit, I think, was the Lara Bar I had about an hour earlier. It is one of my few cheats as dates are not on my BTD/SWAMI approval list. Even if they were OK, the Lara Bars are quite concentrated natural sugar & since I have low blood sugar, I bet that's what the problem was.
I usually have them at home & don't do vigorous exercise for some time after eating them. So, this was a gentle warning to go easy on them!
Another cheat that I hadn't eaten for several years was potatoes. Then in recent years, I found that
if we were out somewhere & there were few options, I could occasionally cheat & have them. I even slept better afterwards. But I think I must have had them too close together recently & notice crackling knees when doing certain exercises. I surely don't want to lose the ability to exercise & knees support our weight!
Just thought I'd share a couple of friendly warnings I got! Anything to add?