Diet For Hypoglycemia

Your diet for hypoglycemia is one of the essential factors for regulating hypoglycemia. Another is managing stress. 

This is a subject that I am passionate about as I have struggled with hypoglycemia for years and it took me a long time to learn exactly what I needed to do to control it. Also there are so many vegetarians or vegans that are hypoglycemic and eating way too many sweets and carbs, due to eating insufficient protein.

What is hyopglycemia?

During digestion all carbohydrates are broken down into a simple sugar called glucose for your cells to use. This glucose is carried through the blood stream to be transformed into fuel for the body to use as needed. All your cells particularly those in your brain require a steady supply of glucose at all times.

When your body has the optimal amount of sugar in the blood you feel good. When your sugar levels drop too low they start sending out the distress signals that they need more. This low blood sugar is hypoglycemia.

Usually most people feel the need to eat once their blood sugar levels get too low. This is what causes overweight as people with low blood sugar tend to eat all the time in order to try to feel better.

Hypoglycemia what to eat?

Your diet for hypoglycemia should contain plenty of whole, fresh foods, fresh vegetables, whole grains, protein and healthy fats.

It is essential to get adequate protein for those suffering from hypoglycemia, especially at breakfast. This will help sweet cravings.

Two eggs for breakfast would be ideal. Eat full protein for lunch and dinner. Make sure to eat a protein snack every afternoon, before your blood sugar drops.

Avoid all refined foods: White sugar, white flour, and anything containing them. They weaken our glands and our whole body. They decrease our energy and weaken our immune system.

Avoid also all refined, heated or processed fats or oils. When using oils ensure you use either extra virgin olive oil or first pressed cold oils. All oils that are refined, that we find in all processed foods, ie, margarine, salad dressings, mayonnaise, baked goods etc, are very hard on the liver. We need the liver to be strong in order for the glandular system to be strong to prevent hypoglycemia.

For hypoglycemia dieting stay away from fruits until you get your sweet cravings under control.

Never skip a meal. 

Drink plenty of water. 

Other good things to drink:

  • Herbal tea
  • cereal coffee
  • Soup Broths
  • Make a shake with whey protein, or soy protein, carob powder and stevia
  • Liquid chlorophyll in water

Avoid:

  • Juice
  • and sweet drinks, soft drinks etc.
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate

For best results it is important to follow this plan for a period of 5 to 8 weeks. During this time the body will have a chance to rest, detox, and regain strength. In time you can return to a diet that is less strict, while continuing to follow the basic principles.

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