Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

We have worked with a TON of hypoglycemia REBELS here at CODE RED. We find that when they cut out the processed foods and simple carbs, the incidence of hypoglycemia does decrease thus decreasing the need for "snacks". It is a vicious cycle of snacking, blood sugar dropping, snacking etc... 


Thoughts on WHY hypoglycemia happensWe know that our blood sugar naturally increases when we eat. However, it can increase much higher than necessary when our meals are carbohydrate based and lacking fat. When we eat these disproportioned meals and snacks, our blood sugar starts to look like a rollercoaster with major ups and downs, instead of gradual fluctuations. To put an end to your blood sugar rollercoaster, take a look at what is causing your blood sugar to rise too high in the first place. Is it an overconsumption of carbohydrates? Too little fat? Or maybe both?

 When you know the root cause of your blood sugar imbalance, you can then begin making the necessary tweaks to your diet that you need in order to experience freedom from that terrible blood sugar rollercoaster!

One nutritionist with a past history of hypoglycemia writes the following “Instead of eating 6 – 7 “mini meals” per day to “prevent” my blood sugar from dropping, I began eating 2-3 large meals each day Instead of placing my primary focus on including carbohydrates with each meal and snack, I began to focus on eating more fat with my meals. I began to build my meals around fat, including fatty cuts of protein, nuts and seeds, avocados, and other sources of fat such as oils, butter, ghee, and coconut everything. Carbohydrates no longer played a primary role in my meals and snacks, but I would include a wide variety of vegetables with each meal and eat starchier carbohydrates (such as sweet potatoes) when I felt like it” (Meg Doll, 2018).

This information is not meant to replace care from a primary care provider. Please consult your PCP if you have concerns or questions. 

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