Posted 12/10/2010 11:00 PM (GMT -6)
From "Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When my Lab Tests Are Normal", by Dr. Kharrazian:
"The person with reactive hypoglycemic typically misses meals, eats foods high in sugar, depends on caffeine to function, craves sweets and salt during the day, and has a hard time waking up in the morning and sleeping through the night. The problem can be reversed through diet."
Basic guidelines for a better diet:
Eat a high quality protein breakfast
Eat a small amount of protein every two to three hours.
Find your carbohydrate tolerance and stick to it (if you feel sleepy or crave sugar after you eat, you have eaten too many carbohydrates)
Never eat high-sugar foods without some fiber, fat, or protein.
Do not eat sweets or sugary foods before bed.
Avoid all fruit juices and carrot juice
Avoid all adrenal stimulants.
Eat a well-balanced diet consisting mostly of vegetables, and quality meats and fats.
Eliminate food allergens and intolerances.
Eliminate parasites and toxicities
NOTE: People diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia should never undergo a fast.