Millions of people are craving sweets and processed carbs and suffering from a blood sugar condition that just doesn’t get enough press.
I’m not talking about pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Rather, if you feel moody, tired, or confused, you may have low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.
The good news is that, unlike diabetes, in most cases, you don’t need insulin or other medication.
What’s so easy about hypoglycemia is that it’s very easy to manage, as I’ve discovered. (My condition is why I quit sugar in the first place.)
So, take a look at the list below to discover if you have any of these symptoms.
Which, if any, of these symptoms of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar do you have?
Irritability & moodiness
Waking up with a “hangover”
The shakes (when hungry)
Mental confusion (“fog” on the brain)
Mood swings (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Aching eye sockets
Tremor (internal trembling)
Sleeping too much
Craving for sweets/Sugar addiction
Backache and muscle pain
Cold hands and feet
Sensitivity to light
Negative thoughts and attitudes
Unnecessary and excessive worrying
Feeling best after 7 p.m.
Sighing and yawning
Premenstrual tension & bad cramps
Accident prone and loss of coordination
Family history of diabetes or low blood sugar
Itching and crawling on skin
Craving for alcohol and coffee
Lack of sex drive (women)
Muscular twitching or twitching of eyelids
Gasping for breath
Uncontrollable weight gain
Phobias and fears
Arms and legs or body hurt when first rising in a.m.
“Motor-Mouth” (constant talking)
Feeling of “going crazy”
Dry or burning mouth
Ringing in ears
Convulsions, coma, unconsciousness and seizures
Limited attention span
Bedwetting in children
Hyperactivity in children
Candidiasis (Candida Albicans)
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Immune system disorders
Tachycardia – racing pulse due to high adrenaline
Twitching, jerking and cramping of leg muscles
Waking after two to three hours of sleep
Abnormal weight – too high or too low
A diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse
Lack of appetite
Red blotches on skin or circular arcs of red skin
Can’t tolerate bright light or loud sounds
Numbness around the mouth
Craving for sugar and salt
Unusual patterns in frequency of urination
Pain in neck and shoulders
Inability to lose weight
Fat pad on the belly that won’t go away
Common in people with fibromyalgia syndrome
Hunger pains including acute stomach pain and nausea
High triglycerides and cholesterol
Brittle hair and nails
Dry, small stools
Studying is a tremendous effort
Feelings of guilt
Can’t handle stress
Remember, even if you have many symptoms of low blood sugar, it’s very easy to manage your condition. Here’s all you need to do:
- You just need to kick sugar and sweet desserts full of sugar, honey, agave, barley malt, coconut sugar and other sweeteners.
- You also need to cut out quickie carbs (that’s my phase for processed carbohydrates).
- And you need to eat several times a day so your blood sugar doesn’t drop too low. (I’m talking about mini-meals or snacks.)
Of course, kicking sugar can be quite challenging so that’s why I’ve been devoted to helping you kick sugar and quickie carbs.
Stay tuned for my upcoming announcement about my new Crush Your Cravings Virtual Bootcamp.
By the way, if you have a number of the symptoms I cited above, please consult your doctor, who may want to order a 5-hour Glucose Tolerance Test that tests for insulin levels.
By the way, if you you do have low blood sugar — like millions do — this is NOT a pleasant test. You might want to bring some food along, or even a friend.
Hope this helps you. Feel free to share this with a friend.
Bear in mind that you CAN feel better and get over your hypoglycemia.
Join the Conversation: Do you think you have low blood sugar? Tell us now about your experiences.
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