Does this diet plan sound familiar?
A person with hypoglycemia becomes associated with a daily bad habit that never helps alleviate blood sugar problems. You probably wake up with a cup of coffee and a piece of toast. Then you feel a little woozy as though your system has not buffered up yet. You grab a soda or tea and feel a little better. At lunch you have another soda and sometimes a sandwich or pizza. You feel like doing nothing off an hour or two after lunch time, and you crave another cup of a caffeine-laden drink to kick-start you again. Afternoon snacks may include crisps or other refined flour, sugar-laden nibbles. Finally, your evening meal is composed of potatoes, chicken, and ice cream.
Many of today's menus are composed of high carbohydrate foods and caffeine beverages. Our body becomes accustomed to poor food choices and the resultant reaction when we forget our coffee or sweet chocolate bars. The next thing we know is that we have to make a daily habit of drinking coffee and eating ice cream or French fries. We think this is the way we should live our lives. We do not feel great when we go for nuts or fruits. It's the altered body chemistry that causes these problems.
You see, our bodies are the same bodies that our ancestors had. Before there was spaghetti, burger and hotdogs, there were only berries and nuts, all natural food sources. Now, our diets have dramatically changed, but our bodies have not. This is why we see obesity, diabetes, and heart disease-disorders that were not present during the time of our ancestors.
What sugar does to us .
With the popularity of high carbohydrate foods in the market, we have overworked our bodies. Our systems have to repeatedly respond to sudden spikes of blood sugar by releasing insulin. Then our sugar falls and we feel the awful symptoms of low blood sugar levels. We feel as though we are compelled to have another cup of coffee or chocolate drink or eat something sweet. We feel the temporary relief, only to realize a few hours later that we need another boost. Of course, you probably did not know this until reading it here. But it's these bad choices that control your daily life. You have become dependent on stuff and rubbish that causes abnormal changes in your blood sugar. And the low blood sugar changes make you grab more of the "stuff" that keeps your sugar levels rising and falling. It is a vicious cycle!
The good news is that you can break the cycle and reclaim your normal life!