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Posted by: 49410 (Guest), Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 4:32pm
First I wanna say thank you to everybody for your kind words, and emails. In my hastness I forgot to mention I am Hypoglcemic. ON this particular day I had eaten full belly, if you are aware about this issue anything could set it off; primarily stress which was this day.  I have never fainted twice in one day. In fact it is under control, due to my lifestyle (no party animal) and lack of nutrients regardless I am eating healthy (do carob chips count). I find that I am craving sugar more than before. I substitute it with a healthy snack, but there are days when nothing works off to the store I go for that irresistible junk food sweetness then I am sick later.  All my best to everybody (dance)(sunny)(hehe)(shrug)(clown)(dance)(hand)
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 4:38pm; Reply: 1
Glad to hear you're okay jazmine. :) :)  

Healthy snacks ....that's a good goal!  

Sending you my best wishes...Stay well!  {{{{hugs}}}}}
Posted by: Aussie, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 4:50pm; Reply: 2
WooHoo!! (woot)(woot)(woot)(woot)

Good to hear from you again!

Dont know much about hypoglycemia (in fact I know nothing!) but good to hear you're on top of things.

Merry Christmas!
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 6:05pm; Reply: 3
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED066S
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 6:30pm; Reply: 4
On the carob chips-It depends on what is in them. Where I live it is easier to find chocolate without problematic avoids than it is to find decent carob chips.  

Not that anything that resembles candy is going to be healthy (Particularly if you are hypoglcemic).
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 7:44pm; Reply: 5
If you'd filled up on too many high-GI foods, you may have had rebound hypoglycemia even with a full belly. You need to keep the sugars down and/or add some good fats and protein to a meal containing sugar. It might be hard to avoid the cookies this time of year, but having those cookies with a glass of full-fat milk will keep your blood sugar much more stable.
Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 8:04pm; Reply: 6
I have reactive hypoglycemia. Look into individual supplements such as Chinese or Indian specifically for hypoglycemia. if you stray into small amounts of avoids....please make sure they are ORGANIC to do less damage.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 1:30am; Reply: 7
I am sure I have it, too. I have never had a formal diagnosis, but have all the classic symptoms.
I don't dare have any reguar sweets & even health food store stuff is not always good.
I eat a good amount of fruit on an empty stomach & Lara Bars, but think I need to cut back on them. Heheheee....
Having this has kept me healthier as no sweets also means fewer trans fats & additives which are in these products also.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 2:28am; Reply: 8
I remember Dr D recommending Licorice tea or licorice root tea after  your evening meal something like  that in one of the earlier books

I'll have a hunt and see perhaps someone else remembers.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 2:34am; Reply: 9
Yea in Eat right For Type Bs, corn, buckwheat, lentils, peanuts and sesame seeds. Each of these foods has a different lectin, but all of them affect insulin production, resulting in fatigue, fluid retention and hypoglycaemia--a severe drop in blood sugar after eating a meal.

Licorice tea after a meal also help fatigue.

It's in Dr Sip Right Tea for Your blood type B's
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:10pm; Reply: 10
Glad you are okay, Jazmine, and the good thing is, everything that happens to us is an instructive, learning experience, so hopefully this will help you see certain things that can trigger an episode, so that you can try to avoid those triggers in future.  Sounds like you are trying your best and I hope your symptoms will become less and less frequent and milder and milder.  Stick with this diet and community and don't give up when sometimes you do trip over a tree root in the path.  It takes time and experience to learn how to spot and avoid those darn tree roots, and sometimes they still get ya anyway, despite your best efforts, but those times will become very rare.   :K)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:20pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from C_Sharp
On the carob chips-It depends on what is in them. Where I live it is easier to find chocolate without problematic avoids than it is to find decent carob chips.  

Not that anything that resembles candy is going to be healthy (Particularly if you are hypoglcemic).

Jazmine, you might want to order some chocolate-cherry Unibars from this site.  If you crave chocolatey sweets, these would be good because they also have a hefty shot of PROTEIN in them.  That said, you don't want to go too crazy on eating them because, while they are sweetened with healtheir sugars than other bars and certainly than storebought candies and snacks, they still do contain quite a dose of sugar.  But they are so dense and filling that one would probably satsify your sweet tooth, and the protein keeps it from resulting in a sugar spike and then crash, as it mitigates the overall glycemic index of the bars.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:34pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from ruthiegirl
If you'd filled up on too many high-GI foods, you may have had rebound hypoglycemia even with a full belly. You need to keep the sugars down and/or add some good fats and protein to a meal containing sugar. It might be hard to avoid the cookies this time of year, but having those cookies with a glass of full-fat milk will keep your blood sugar much more stable.

Another great post by Ruthie (you are on a roll, brilliant girl!).

Another thing I find, and this is maybe just me, but like recently my diet got a bit off track due to being extremely busy and stressed with selling my house, trying to buy another one, deciding no, I'm not buying that one, frantically looking for a place to rent, PACKING, moving, blah blah BLAH, and in the throes of all that, three HUGE keys to my stable compliance went out the window:  sleeping (couldn't do it--I would literally lie there all night just churning away with stress, wide awake no matter how exhausted I was), exercise (no time for my usual half-hour walks per day) and eating right (towards the end of living in my house, I was in that weird zone of trying to let my perishable groceries and other stuff run out ahead of moving, plus I literally had no TIME to grocery shop, even).  Even now that I'm in my new apartment, I'm struggling a bit with diet.  Yet I notice something!  First of all, I'm aware of what's going on and I can decipher signals my body gives me, whereas pre YEARS of experience on the BTD/GTD, I could not.  Second of all, I'm craving healthier things.  Example of both:  I noticed at one point, in the absolute height of my stress and intense busy-ness, when I was eating far too many grains and not enough veggies and fruit, I developed this very deeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, intense THIRST.  I was so thirsty and it was like nothing could quench it.  I could drink water and still feel thirsty.  I started thinking about Dr. D talking about intracellular hydration versus extracellular hydration, and how fruits and veggies provide your body with INTRAcellular hydration--i.e., the fluid actually gets into your cells--whereas simply drinking fluids, while good and important, tends to just flush you out and not get into your body in the same way.  So I realized:  I need fruit.  FRUIT!  All I wanted was watermelon, but pineapple was on sale (!), so I bought that, too, and I was so busy that I ended up bringing a container of cored pineapple to the dog park with me one evening, as I didn't even have time to cut up the watermelon and eat it, whereas I could take the pineapple with me and "multi-task" by getting my dog out into some dog park time.  Anyway, I ate the ENTIRE pineapple and felt SO much better afterwards, and I thought:  wow, it is so great and amazing to know what you need when you need it.  In the past, I might have started craving potato chips and dip, or other junk, out of exhaustion and seratonin depletion and brain chemistry imbalance and blah blah BLAH.  But now I knew:  omg, this thirst is from too many grains and not enough veggies/fruits, get some FRUIT into you NOW, girl.  And it worked.

So, you do learn more and more about your particular needs and patterns, the longer you are on this diet.  That is probably the greatest thing about it:  it teaches you how to translate your own body's "telegrams" to you, because often they are not what they seem.  They might say "eat chips" when they really mean "eat protein".  Or they might say "eat candy" when they really mean "sleep, relax, and eat a nourishing meal".  In the case of the example I just gave, I have noticed/experienced that before since BTDing, that when I go back to too many grains and not enough veggies, I get so profoundly THIRSTY.  And you have to marvel and think:  my goodness, did I used to ALWAYS feel that way?   :o  Wow.  Thank God I knew what to do (fruit!), and even though I couldn't control all the stress, busy-ness, lack of time, etc. in my life right then--I couldn't somehow create time to walk (trust me) or make myself fall asleep--I could do what I could do...and it was just barely enough to get me through, thank goodness.  The BTD is like that.   :)

Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:45pm; Reply: 13
btw, great posts everyone in this thread.  Hypoglycemia is complex and is impacted by everything from diet (obviously) to stress to sleep (or lack thereof) to menstrual cycle hormones in women, to any drugs or supplements you may be taking.  The great thing, Jazmine, as that this diet is the best thing you could be doing for yourself on this, and this community will really help, too, as there is a lot of knowledge, wisdom, info, experience, etc. here.  Hang in there and try not to get discouraged!  You are in the right place and things are going to get better and better from here.   :)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, December 26, 2013, 2:22pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from Peppermint Twist

Jazmine, you might want to order some chocolate-cherry Unibars from this site.


Since Jazmine is in Canada, she would order from ABO Essentials:

http://www.aboessentials.com/servlet/the-5/Unibars-CHOCOLATE-CHERRY-BAR/Detail
Posted by: 49410 (Guest), Thursday, December 26, 2013, 3:28pm; Reply: 15
Thanks all.  This is extremely hard for me. I do what I could do. No energy at this time, I find I have to pace otherwise I become a walking robot on drugs.  Regardless this is not my holiday I have cheated I'm sure there are many others who have done the same. I maintain my good treats could not turn down the stuffing all gone now.
Posted by: aussielady582, Friday, December 27, 2013, 5:44am; Reply: 16
I've had hypo problems too, but things are improving for me, due to more leafy greens, green smoothies, other changes.
Glad you're ok, Jazmine.
It is easy to find raw carob powder and put into the Nutri Bullet (extracting) machine, with fruits, greens;  or raw cacao powder or nibs, delicious.
I remember the carob buttons/chips I used to buy several yrs ago had palm oil, and I now have to avoid most fats/oils due the effect they have on my liver/gall bladder/pancreas;  olives, avocado, nuts/ seeds, green leafy in salad, stir fried veg or smoothies good.
fats in whole form good.
I recently found an afernoon smoothie which was delic and I slept so well,... watermelon, green pumpkin seeds, fresh spinach or kale, fresh mint, some red or black grapes, any berries.  Delic and great colour, so nutritious.
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