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Diet for Hypoglacimia and weight loss

I am trying to loose bit of weight from my tummy.I am trying to reduce my sugar intake but my problem is that I am Hypoglycemic.Can you pelase let me know what I can do. Will greatly appreciate Thanks Nirzari
(October 15, 2010)

Also known as low blood sugar, hypoglycemia is a common condition in which the glucose levels within the body drop under the normal thresholds and, given that glucose is the primary source of energy in the body, this could have a very telling effect on the affected individual’s life. Before getting into the details of hypoglycemia and a hypoglycemic diet as well as other treatment options available to the patient, it is important to understand that the main dietary sources of glucose are carbohydrates, which are found in food sources such as rice, fruit, milk, cereal and bread. The carbohydrates found in these foods are then absorbed into the bloodstream and carried to the body’s cells. However, some people tend to suffer from hypoglycemia despite the fact that they consume rather large quantities of these foods. In these instances, the condition is likely to be based on some other underlying medical condition – most likely being either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

One of the biggest problems facing hypoglycemia patients is the fact that while a lot of people are aware of the fact that high blood sugar is a medical concern, not so many are aware of the fact that low blood sugar also needs to be treated medically. The complications that are likely to arise out of hypoglycemia include a lack of required energy within the body to carry out certain types of tasks that require more abundant energy sources. Moreover, the brain depends heavily on an adequate supply of sugar in order to function optimally. Given the fact that the brain is unable to create its own glucose, it relies heavily on what it receives through the bloodstream – causing it to suffer from fatigue as well as a severe decrease in its ability to function properly. Some of the more prominent symptoms of hypoglycemia include hunger, sudden shivers and shaking of the body, sweating, dizziness, confusion as well as difficulty in speaking amongst a number of others. Moreover, the condition is also likely to have an effect on an individual during sleep with the patients usually experiencing regular instances of nightmares, crying out in their sleep as well as feeling extremely tired or irritable on waking in the morning.

Because of the fact that the condition is such a common one, there are a number of hypoglycemic diets that should prove to be rather useful and effective when dealing with the condition. It is highly essential that you increase your intake of foods that have high carbohydrate content as they help return the blood sugar levels back up to their normal thresholds. However, all carbohydrates are not necessarily good for the body and the ones that you should make it a point to stay away from include those contained in soda pops, pastries, pies, molasses and honey. The established link between diabetes and hypoglycemic incidence means that hypoglycemic treatment maybe harder to accomplish that simply cutting out certain foods from your diet. It is highly recommended that you also approach your doctor that is helping with the diabetes to understand the foods you should consume that will help both conditions simultaneously. Moreover, since diabetes and hypoglycemic suffering are closely linked, the doctor should be able to provide you with case specific information that should prove to be very useful.

Any alcohol consumption should be avoided at all costs in any kind of hypoglycemic diet as the substance causes a significant drop in the blood sugar levels, especially when consumed on an empty stomach. One should also make sure to watch his or her weight when affected by hypoglycemia as it tends to amplify the dangers of the condition.

Submitted by C N on October 15, 2010 at 12:54


Weigh loss should always be done gradually and in your case this becomes very important. Reduce your over all weight, you will reduce your belly region too along with appropriate exercise to build muscles in that area and burn fat. Big belly is especially a result of modern sedentary lifestyle and junk diet.
Remember these simple tips to lose weight around your tummy –

  • Eat small meals at frequent intervals. Avoiding both starving and binging.
  • Avoid simple sugars and processed carbohydrates. Choose whole cereals or whole wheat products and avoid white flour and its products as far as possible. Remember cutting down on sugar and refined foods will help a lot to reduce your belly. But remember to keep a hard candy in your pocket and gulp it whenever you feel any symptoms of hypoglycemia. You can also drink a glass of soda or any carbonated drink for instant energy in such situations.
  • Keep in mind ‘fat free’ or ‘sugar free’ products do not mean calorie free. Make sure to read the food labels before any food item you consume.
  • Consume at least 8-9 servings of fruits and vegetables including 1 green leafy vegetable daily.
  • Avoid too much of deep fried, oily or fried foods. Include good proteins in the form of pulses, sprouts, milk, eggs, fish, and lean meats or de skinned chicken.
  • Drink sufficient water daily to keep yourself well hydrated.
  • Physical activity or exercise is a very important criterion to remain fit. Just a simple brisk walk for 40-45 minutes or stretching exercises for lower body will help. A crunch is also a good exercise to reduce the fat in the tummy region.
Submitted by S M on September 22, 2007 at 10:29


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