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  1. I'm on Day 4 of my second Whole30 and finding it much easier this time around, although still not easy, of course. One thing I'm focusing more on this time is eliminating excess nuts and fruits from my diet, which was a problem for me last time and which I know can be an impediment to a successful experience. However, the reality is that I have blood-brain barrier hypoglycemia, which means my blood glucose will test perfectly normal but my brain isn't getting what it needs out of it all. It's a life-long problem that no amount of proper eating can take care of, defective physiology in other words. Sometimes I get flat-out HANGRY and need something to give my brain a kickstart, and prevent myself from verbally eviscerating people until I can eat a proper meal. I know that Larabars are permitted as emergency snacks for situations like that (I don't like having hunger rage, or passing out for that matter), but about three weeks into my last Whole30 I got back some allergy testing results: Turns out that I'm allergic to almonds, which are an ingredient in all Larabars. Are there any other compliant bars that I can buy, or can anyone suggest a compliant recipe? I'd almost rather buy them, so that I only have a limited number on hand and am not tempted by a pan of them. I looked at every single bar I could find today and they all had sugar in them, usually as the first ingredient! I did see in another thread that Epic bars are ok, but they're painfully salty for me and it's the carbs that I need. I also looked at RXBars, which were also mentioned, but they all had sugar (by any other name). Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! <3
  2. 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!
  3. I am one week into my Whole 30, and while I have been feeling pretty good (less highs and lows with my blood sugar), sometimes it still hits me and hits me HARD. Yesterday morning, I couldn't do anything to keep my blood sugar up, and I hadn't taken any fast-acting (or bolus) insulin all day. I even had to sip coconut water (boy I hope that's okay on the Whole 30... I think it should be) just to keep myself from going low. Then, I got home for dinner. It was all down hill from there. I had some sweet potatoes with my dinner, and after dinner I was craving SUGAR. I submitted to my weakness and had 2 medjool dates. Bad, bad, bad. That was when my decline started. I. Felt. TERRIBLE. My blood sugar skyrocketed to over 300. I was practicing guitar and had to stop because I felt so terrible. I fell asleep on the couch after taking some insulin at 9pm - seriously in a "sugar coma." I am realizing I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE! I need to be satisfied sipping some herbal tea for my "treat" after dinner (if I need it). Seriously, what was I thinking?! It doesn't matter if I have ice cream or "Whole 30 approved" dates - they are basically feeding my body the same sugar rush that is so terrible for my diabetes. I felt so sad and started to cry because I am so tired of the roller coaster I go through every day with my highs and lows with my blood sugar. I am going to try to re-energize, and use the rest of my Whole 30 to really try to get in control of my blood sugar levels. Yes, I can have carbs, but they need to be in amounts my body can manage on its own. Sweet potatoes and dates all within the same hour is simply too much. Let me know if you are a type 1 diabetic and have tips on how to naturally manage your blood sugar.