Hi everyone! I am on Day 2 of the Smoothie Shakedown and while I was out today I started having low blood sugar issues. Ugh, not fun. So I came home and made myself another shake (yesterday I just had two) and I think it is helping me. I do know that in the past, when I've made any drastic dietary changes, I can get hit with low blood sugar like this and it often derails me because I am desperately trying to get my blood sugar back in balance. I just searched the forums to see if I could find some advice about how to manage it while on the SS plan but couldn't find exactly what I'm looking for so I decided to just post something and I hope I'm doing it in the right place.
I'm down 1.6 pounds just after yesterday and so I'm encouraged since I expected nothing from the first day. I really want to stick with it and would appreciate suggestions on how to keep this from happening again. I am back to work tomorrow like most of us and I am working in outside sales with another person and really cannot afford to have this issue, nor do I want to as it feels terrible.
I would be most grateful for your advice. I just want to go eat some bananas
Hi! I've been on it for a week. I often have blood sugar issues too. I have just been making sure to bring a pre-peeled HB egg with me when I leave and I know it could be a while. I've also brought some red bell pepper strips. They seem to do the trick.I have noticed that with each day I've been on it the blood sugar issue seems to lessen. Hope this helps!
Thanks JJtwinmom, I really had a rough day today and this evening and I had an extra shake and hope I'm going to do better tomorrow. I just have a demanding job and it will be very hard if I'm struggling with low blood sugar tomorrow but I will take an HB with me tomorrow and probably will have to have my meal at lunch rather than in the evening. I'm going to try to hang in here but I sure don't feel very good right now!
Janine, Thank you SO MUCH for this because I was wondering if I needed salt because I am sure craving it. I will try that and see if I can get this resolved. I was wondering if the weight loss formula was bothering me also because last night I spent a lot of time in the bathroom yet I thought it might be my system cleaning itself out. Thank you again, I was confident someone would help me. I am grateful. I will keep you informed of course, thank YOU!!
I just wanted to check in and say that I think adding the "pinch of salt" is helping me. I took the day off from work because I had not slept well the night before and I think that the weight loss formula may have contributed to that (as I read on here that some people don't do well and have to take it before 3pm on the last dose). I just feel wiped out but better than yesterday and it seems the least little amount of activity makes me break out in a low blood sugar sweat (not the regular kind of sweat) so I have not been doing the 30 minutes of exercise per day which I was actually looking forward to. Today is Day 3 for me so I'm hoping that my energy will increase soon like all of the posts I'm reading about those with skyrocketing energy. I really look forward to feeling better SOON!!!
I'm also one of those people who need to take my last dose of WLF before 4pm so I'm not awake at night.
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You've gotten some great advice from the other ladies. I just wanted to ask, are you literally talking hypoglycemia here? Like from a finger prick and meter reading? I just wondered, because when I got my roommate started on this, she was convinced she had low blood sugar, but as it turns out, she just misinterpreted her detox symptoms as those of low blood sugar. They really are very similar.
If you decide that you're just detoxing (which no doubt you are, in either case), stretching, drinking extra water, taking relaxing hot baths, self mini-massages, and good old fashioned rest and relaxation will be the ticket for you to feel better. Be patient- your body is working very hard to get the toxins out! Support your body during this time- mentally and physically
If you are really experiencing hypoglycemia, there are plenty of things to help. First would be to make sure you are snacking on veggies at regular intervals (about every 2-3 hours) and having two eggs daily between your meals. Make sure you are using either flax seed or chia seeds- the soluble and insoluble fibers help keep your blood sugar even and digest your carbohydrates slowly to avoid a spike of insulin. Make sure you have either fish or flax oil in your smoothies as well. Stay hydrated, remember half of your body weight in ounces of water, 64 ounces of which should be cran water. In rare cases, reducing the GLA-90 to 1 softgel with breakfast and 1 with dinner can prevent blood sugar from going too low. Use cinnamon on everything! It helps stabilize your blood sugar.
Thanks everyone for your help and advice, I sincerely appreciate it!
I did not take a meter reading but as i am very familiar with low blood sugar and my body, I am confident that was my issue along with the detox symptoms. I seem to have gotten it under control and now am just dealing with the detox part. So I am feeling a little weak but I can work and function and it is nothing like what I was going through on Sunday afternoon and evening. I work in outside sales and right now I am traveling with another person so it is very challenging to eat veggies on the road. I am however, eating the two HB eggs per day and drinking my cranwater as much as possible though I'm not getting in half my weight in water, I cannot do that and be in the car all day with another person because I simply cannot stop at every bathroom. I'm doing the best that I can and am proud of myself for not caving when I felt so bad because usually the prescription for low blood sugar is to eat sugar and I did NOT do that though trust me it was so bad that I considered it. I almost had my friend take me to the ER as it was very scary. Today is Day 5 for me and things seem to be improving. I am seriously lacking in energy though so I wonder how long it will take to get that back. I am going out of town this weekend and am taking a class for two days and if I am going to feel like this it will be very unpleasant for me. I am sure everyone is different but I know I can only go so long feeling "weak" because that is the thing that will make me quit any diet program. I don't want to give up on my health, I just work hard and have to have the stamina to do it.
I am very grateful for everyone's feedback and I am going to do my best to stick with it.