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    My Hypoglycemic Experience on Day 25

    So, if I got it right, you eat carbs in every meal except the one before wo? That's what I've been doing, now got little scared since my last attack and haven't gone running since. I was also unsure about not eating carbs as pre-wo meal... thought it might be different for us, but will follow the rational W30 explanation, what you said, to retain my body to burn fats instead of carbs. It would be great to find medical professional regarding my questions and unfortunately I haven't found one yet. I will keep looking for one and discuss it with different practitioners, but until then your support here has been of great help to me! It's finally someone to share it with and I am really grateful!
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    My Hypoglycemic Experience on Day 25

    One more question, do you workout and what do you eat before wo? I guess that not eating carbs before wo wouldn't work for us...
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    My Hypoglycemic Experience on Day 25

    Thanks Lacey, thanks Puppypower! I use MyFitnessPal app to track food and exercises, it's not too accurate but keeps me tracking and I'll definitely check cronometer. I have not lost a pound for two years now, but I think it's my constitution: I am 5,41 ft tall and weight 130 lbs, have quite tiny bones, (was diagnosed with osteopenia as well) and most fats around my tights and although I'd like to tighten up or shrink a bit, I think target exercises would help more in my case. I eat fats (about 55-60%), and that's ok for me, I am used to them. Today I'm continuing with carb dense vegetables, the truth is I can't tell when I'm hungry after I eat them and feel stuffed. Still, I believe your words that eating them will still keep my sugar level normal and not slow me down, maybe my metabolism needs time and works even better with them. Puppypower, how long did it take you to lose these 7 lbs? Do you have fats and carbs in the same meal or eat them separately?
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    My Hypoglycemic Experience on Day 25

    Thank you Tom for your reply. Yes, sugar levels would be more stable. I think I need to understand the mechanism behind it, I thought keeping low carb intake would keep my sugar level low and stable. I'll try with regular eating what you suggested.
  5. Hello, I wanted to share my W30 experience when I complete it, which would be on Tuesday, 18th, but yesterday on my day #25 I've had horrible hypoglycemic experience. I have been diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia in 2004 due to hormonal misbalance. I have diabetes in my family and I've been very attentive to what I eat since diagnosis. In 2012 I switched to Paleo and been informing myself on W30 so this is my first W30 round. Due to my hypoglycemic experience I decided to keep carbs low by eating green vegetables, and avoiding fruits and veggies such as sweet potato or squash. It was all good until yesterday, or at least I believed so. I did feel a bit week some days (especially after running-I run 2times a week), but still healthy. I ate proteins and fats and kept carbs up to 10-15% of total daily intake. Somehow, this might have been very bad idea – I haven't had an attack like the one yesterday since 2009! My meals yesterday were (and it's typical- mostly what I had throughout W30) 3 scrambled eggs in the morning (on lard with kale), coffee for lunch: canned tuna in water, green butter lettuce, tomato, half of avocado, hard boiled egg, evoo, lemon juice dinner: chicken breast with handful of almonds snack (before workout that I could not have gone to): handful of cashews Just after pre-wo snack I've had hypoglycemic attack. I wasn't even able to swallow without vomiting and it took me half an hour before I could eat a bite of banana. I measured glucose level then and it was 2.5 mmol/L. I continued measuring today, in the morning it was too low for my Glucometer to show (I think it shows above 1.5). I've had chicken with sweet potato for breakfast and took banana with me. Levels were mostly normal throughout the day (from 5 to 10.2 just after the meal). Something else I realized: when eating proteins and fats with veggies such as leek (I've had chicken with leek- I use lard to grease the pan and ate coconut meat) my glucose levels drop to 1,6 mmol/L after 2 hours! Contrary, after I eat sweet potato instead of leek with the same source of proteins and fats, my glucose level is 5,1. I'll keep measuring my glucose levels and see how the things go for the last days of W30… it did scare me a bit especially since I really believed that by eating fats I avoid sugar cravings that I used to have. Now I am thinking to add starchy vegetables to most of my meals, or see how it goes if I add forest fruits just after the meal (I've read someone's post here on forum who suggested it worked well with them and their hypoglycemia). I'd like to hear other people's experience here as well as professional advice. I will be visiting my practitioner in the coming days but I am not sure that they would advise me continuing on Paleo. A note here: I live in a country where “the usual†nutrition is still advised by medical practitioners, health and nutrition practitioners, fitness trainers and I will be advised to take sugar substitutes and base my diet on carbs. I have to admit here that I am even not sure I would mention to my practitioner that I don't eat grains and processed foodL Therefore, I'd appreciate your support here. Thank you in advance!