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Either I'm not getting enough of something on this diet, or I just haven't been eating enough, or I'm allergic to vitamins, or I am getting some kind of flu bug. I feel weak and sick to the stomach and woozy. Have since sunday morning. This is gutting my weekend of the pleasures I had anticipated and that is making me very sad. I would think it's not eating enough, but I still felt like this even after I ate. I dunno. If I feel like this still later today maybe I'll call the doc.

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kelowna
Jan. 19th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
what diet are you on?

--kelowna
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC)
It's a diet for hypoglycemics to regulate blood sugar. I've been cutting carbs and sugars and upping vegetables and protein and trying to eat smaller portions more often. I admit that saturday night to sunday morning I didn't eat enough, but I would have thought that after eating breakfast and lunch I would have shaken it off.
kelowna
Jan. 19th, 2004 08:01 am (UTC)
why not reduce processed sugars rather than all sugars?

i would also suggest drinking a tea by Heath King called "Sugar Controller (blood cleansing) Herb Tea". It balances blood fat, blood sugar and urine sugar. I drink it daily.

--kelowna
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
I am getting sugars from fruit mainly. I eat alot more fruit now, grapes, apples, blueberries. I'm eating some grapes right now hoping it helps.

Thanks for the tip about the tea - is it something I can get at the health food store, or trader joe's or something?
kelowna
Jan. 19th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC)
good source of low sugar from fruits would be honeydew/cantelope.

i bought mine at the vitamin shoppe.

--kelowna
prakriti
Jan. 19th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC)
i thought fruit was actually bad for hypoglycemics as the sugar in fruit is still simple sugars. When I tried the hypoglycemics diet, my nutristionist told me to stear clear of fruit for a while but to eat lots of whole oats instead.
tzel
Jan. 19th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)
Depends on the fruit. Grapes, strawberries and apples are good. Oranges, melons, bannanas, pineapple, etc are bad, at least by this regime.
prakriti
Jan. 19th, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
interesting. I can't to see how it works :)
tzel
Jan. 19th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)
The grapes, strawberries and apples are actually really low in fructose. Eating the protein and "good" fat (not the bacon loaf of the Atkins diet) the diet reccomends slows the metabolism so the fructose is broken down more slowly, thus not leaving you in the lurch of all the sugar being gone and still a ton of insulin running around in your system. Fructose and honey both break down slower than regular sugar, so as long as you eat something like nuts or a protein shake or cheese along with these things, and don't over do the sweet factor, your body can handle it. It's worked wonders for me, anyway.
prakriti
Jan. 19th, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC)
wow. So the diet actively encourages the metabolism to slow down? Thats really wierd. I always thought the end goal was to speed up the metabolism. I'm not trying to be obnoxious here. I'm really interested. Since both my parents are diabetic, anything that gets blood sugar under control sounds like a great diet to be on.
zenthia
Jan. 19th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
If you slow down the processing of something you eat, you feel full longer and there is a slower release of glucose into your blood stream instead of one big burst with a high amount of sugar.
tzel
Jan. 19th, 2004 10:27 pm (UTC)
It's actually to get it to work at an even pace. Hence the frequent small meals and stuff. The hypoclycemic's metabolism tears through food, so if you're eating junk, it rips through it, giving you a burst of energy, almost a euphoria, followed by lethargy, crankiness, moodswings, etc. The object is to eat only the food your body will process and to eat combinations of food that will actually make your body take the time to process the food more evenly, not a feast then famine cycle.

Oftentimes the body has built up a resistance to the simple/processed carbs so you can feel like you have low blood sugar and yet have high blood sugar. When that reaches an extreme the hypoglycemic becomes diabetic.
zenthia
Jan. 19th, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC)
I don't think a tea can do that, for one thing, and another there is no such thing as urine sugar unless you are severely diabetic or have kidney damage. Your blood fat is controlled by the circulated albumin (produced by the liver) in your blood which it binds to, and insulin which inhibits fat release and promotes sugar uptake. Insulin is not administered orally.
tzel
Jan. 19th, 2004 12:02 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm. The turkey and stuff should have been enough to fix any low blood sugar issues. It may just be your body still adjusting, it may be the flu, it may be the booze, it may be that you need to "cheat" a little and have some rice or a slice of bread. Maybe some honey in your tea or something.

It could be that those vitamins don't jive with your biological makeup. Some multivitamins make me EVIL but I can take the same thing in a different brand and feel great. It's better to take the vitamins with food than on an empty stomache.

Hope you feel better!
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2004 01:30 pm (UTC)
Haven't had any booze...
tzel
Jan. 19th, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)
Did ya have your shake on Sat? If not, I bet you're body is wanting the protien.
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2004 01:30 pm (UTC)
I haven't had a shake since friday, I ran out.
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
Addendum: now that I don't feel like I'm going to faint, I will be going out to get more protein thingies.
crafting_change
Jan. 19th, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC)
What are you eating before/when you take your vitamins. I found that I have to pad my tummy with cereal/tofu when I take mine to fight off nausea.
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
I have been taking them at random times - but probably not with food. I will keep that in mind. Thanks :)
crafting_change
Jan. 19th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
no prob.
mountainwitch
Jan. 19th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
It may be just getting used to the diet, too. A few days into Atkins, I felt weak, crapped out and cranky. When I stuck it out--and kept exercising--the feeling went away within 2-3 days. Now I'm consistently more energetic and upbeat . . .

Well, except this morning. But that's my own damn fault. :)
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC)
It just seems counterintuitive for a diet to make you feel bad. But I guess I should think about the fact that fried chicken and pizza all the time made me feel good, so this is all alien to my body. I am sure it just needs to adjust... thanks for the tip. I hope this passes!
zenthia
Jan. 19th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
With the atkins diet it takes up to 2 weeks of feeling crappy as your body switches over to a different source of energy (ketones) since it is used to glucose. It's to be expected that you would feel miserable during this process, and moody.
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2004 10:23 pm (UTC)
I just felt so good for the first few days... but now I definately feel miserable and moody...
keryx
Jan. 19th, 2004 02:45 pm (UTC)
Do you normally take vitamins? If not, they might be what's screwing you up. People respond differently to vitamin combinations and the stuff they put in vitamins to make them pill-like. Yeast is a common sensitivity, as is gelatin.

Are you drinking enough water, too? [Just call me the water chick, heh.]

Feel better!
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
I haven't taken vitamins regularly since I was a kid and picked all the purple Flintstones out of the bottle. The ones I got are "beadlets" in gelatin capsules. It would be weird to me if I had a sensitivity to anything, since I don't think I really have before.

I am trying to drink water constantly... I am definately getting more than I used to, but I can't be sure it's enough.

Thanks :)
snidegrrl
Jan. 19th, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC)
I suppose it would help to point out that I just had my period, too.
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