A little background- I am prone to experiencing non-diabetic hypoglycemia. Yesterday was day 2 of the V-Diet. I had my morning workout and was feeling okay, but incredibly drowsy (not from lack of sleep). I was supposed to have my next meal around 11, but it got delayed by about 2 hours because of a long meeting at work. I then had a bad hypoglycemic reaction and even after I had my shake, I was incredibly hungry, had severe irritability and uncharacteristic mood swings, and was very drowsy. It did not get better, even after my next 2 meals (shakes). I ended up having to drink some OJ and have some carbs, which instantly helped and made me feel like my usual happy self.
I was ready to completely give up on the diet, but decided I would give it another shot today and see how I feel. I was very conscientious about eating every 3 hours, and that has helped tremendously. I feel fine today and want to continue the diet. I’m a little nervous because tomorrow is another workout day, and I’m not sure how my body will react. So I have 2 questions:
is it okay to sip my Surge drink during workouts? I’ve read in forums that that seems to help people who are hypoglycemic. How long after the workout should I have my next meal?
if I experience another of these severe reactions, is there any quick fix to solve the low blood sugar problem while still sticking with the diet?
Sorry for such a long post, I really appreciate your input on this! I am very excited about this diet and I want to stick with it to the end.