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cals: 133kcal | fat: 4.64g | carbs: 20.44g | prot: 3.61g
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It sounds like your blood sugar is going too low. Milk and chocolate have carbs which are quickly digested and will raise your blood sugar rapidly so you will feel better quickly. However if you take in too many carbs, your body will make extra insulin to control them and your blood sugar may quickly fall again. Many people get in that pattern and have ups and downs all day. If you eat a high carb breakfast, you may feel the need for a sugary snack a couple hours later at morning coffee break time. That sugar is gone by lunch and so you crave carbs again. By mid afternoon the lunch carbs are gone and that pattern continues . . . up and down at intervals of two or three hours through the day.
A better plan is to eat less carbs and rely on more protein and fat for your body's fuel. Eating small amounts more often keeps blood sugar levels more stable and should prevent the shakes. Start with a good low carb breakfast. Instead of milk WHEN you're shaky, toss down a handful of almonds or peanuts, a piece of cheese or some other small protein/fat snack BEFORE you get too hungry and shaky.
If you are concerned about blood sugar levels/diabetes, you can get a monitor from Walmart for about $10.00 (the test strips for it will cost about 40 cents each) and you can check your blood sugar levels yourself as diabetics do. If your morning levels are over 100 (after 8 hours without eating), you may want to consult a doctor to see whether you are diabetic.
When I was diagnosed as diabetic back in 2007, my fasting level was near 300. The first time it got down to 100 I felt ill and shaky like you described. It took some time for my body to adjust to operating on normal levels of blood sugar. This morning it was 89 and I feel fine.
I keep my diabetes under control with diet only, - no medications. Mostly I eat low carb similar to adkins diet plan. It really works for me. Although my purpose was mainly to regulate my blood sugar levels, I've lost about 50 pounds, which helps control the diabetes too.
20 Apr 2010, 11:08
Insulin, which the body puts out to handle spikes in blood sugar, normalizes blood sugar levels by converting the sugar to fat and putting it in storage. If you are eating high glycemic foods (sugar, HFCS, refined flour products, potatoes, rice etc.) which rapidly raise your blood sugar, you may have high insulin levels and therefore higher fat storage. Unfortunately, for many of us, the first choice of storage site is our middle.
14 Apr 2010, 12:02
Putting the fun in Running
I'm not a runner, but I do spend MANY hours doing work I find boring (driving a farm tractor around and round the fields for up to 10 hours a day)all summer. I get books on tape from the library and listen while I work. Makes the time go so much faster whenever I have anything boring I must do.
14 Apr 2010, 11:43
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