With reactive hypoglycemia, I've always said combat the disorder naturally with your lifestyle. This means through eating the right foods, on the right schedule and exercising frequently. Sounds simple enough right? Well, it is, in theory. However, as it's said, the devil is in the details.
When it comes to controlling RH and reducing the number of RH episodes you may suffer, personally I suggest eating foods low on the glycemic index-foods that will not spike your blood sugar. This includes foods like: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, cheese, steak, chicken, fish, poultry, beef, nuts, etc. But when you are out on the road, can you just order blueberries and cheese? Can you just order cheese and fish? Well you can try, but I'm not sure what you will get with your order. Also, what about those protein shakes from those chain stores. They are supposed to be so healthy right? Are they though? Well, as it turns out, many of those places actually add sugar to their “healthy” smoothies. So think about it, you go into the store, order a shake expecting to be fine two to three hours later. However, instead, you end up with a surge of insulin that puts you on your butt-a full on tailspin bought on by reactive hypoglycemia. And just to think it was all caused by your “health food”.
So what can you do about eating out or on the go? Well, you can of course take your own food or prepare it all together. That is an easy fix, right? And next time you order a smoothie, you can also be sure to tell those people who blend it all up to hold the sugar. Because most likely you do not need it.
People with reactive hypoglycemia are not like other people. Some people do not just simply get hyper off of a little too much sugar only to crash and get tired later. Some of us have it much worse. As our blood sugar surges, we have anxiety attacks, tachycardia, tremors, confusion and more. So always be sure you know what's in the food you're eating.
Over the years, I've had to develop a list of go to foods. Face it, I can not always make my own food, so I have to know what I can get to eat at different places if I'm hungry or out on the road. Ideally, it's like I always say, always know where your next meal is coming from.