Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Found out what happens if you don't eat every few hours



Recommended Posts

So, not last Saturday, but the one before, I went to Cedar Point Shores, a Water park here in Ohio. Before going into the park, I had a decent amount of Protein for the day, but I stopped eating around noon. Around 3, I noticed that I was starting to get... not hungry, per se, but my body was starting to feel a bit weak and tired. Still, I was having fun, and I made sure to get my Vitamins in. So, I didn't go grab anything from the food stands

By the time we made it to the restaurant around six, I was a bit on the dizzy side. And then they gave me cold chili :|. My hands were shaking, and my body was weak. But when I ate my chili, everything started to feel better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was it from exhaustion/ dehydration/ low blood sugar? Or is this normal if you don't eat every couple of hours?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it was technically low blood sugar but specifically from not eating every couple hours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I eat something, no matter how small, every 3 hours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes low blood sugar symptoms are horrible. Tired, weak, shaky. They can come on quite quickly. I have had a number of times when I’ve been out and had to go and grab something from the supermarket because I feel horrible

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had this happen a few times too. Not fun. Get really shaky and weak and feel like I might pass out. Usually a couple of bites fixes it. It's funny bc pre-op I did occassional 24 hour fasts with no problems and never had this issue.

Sent from my SM-T580 using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How do you know if weakness/ dizziness is due to low blood sugar (i. e. food related) or dehydration (water)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, rs said:

How do you know if weakness/ dizziness is due to low blood sugar (i. e. food related) or dehydration (water)?

in this case? Because I definitely wasn't dehydrated. I was drinking plenty of Water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/22/2019 at 1:10 PM, GreenTealael said:

Was it from exhaustion/ dehydration/ low blood sugar? Or is this normal if you don't eat every couple of hours?

Hey girl, can you help explain why our IF group has no issues having long periods of food-free life without having hypoglycemia?

TY!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have to be pretty careful what I do eat before not-eating for a while/fasting. Anything that spikes my insulin response (that can include too much Protein or something with hidden sugar like carby bread) and I'm guaranteed reactive hypoglycaemia three hours later. I hate it!

But if I'm good, I'm fine. I'm doing 18:6 fasting no probs if I make sensible choices and I'm so attune to hypos I can sense when they are coming pretty early on and then I pop a glucose tablet or take a teaspoon of maple Syrup. I've got it down to a fine art because I HATE hypos (T2 diabetic in remission here).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • BoredCW

      Donated about 80 Shirts that are too large on me. 
       
      Pretty much decreased my wardrobe by 80% and have only a few items. 
      Guess I'll be doing laundry more.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • BoredCW

      Donated 50 lbs of Jeans and another 30lbs of shirts to Salvation Army. 
      Had to go buy some new clothes that I used to hate, but now kind of like. Trying not to buy too many though as I know in a few months I'll be donating them as well. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Sheila155

      Hello everyone! I just joined the forum today. Had my surgery almost 3 months ago and lost about 44 pounds. Most of the weight was lost within the first month, and my weight loss slowed down almost to a stop. I became very frustrated. Talked with my dietitian several times, and it turns out I haven't been eating enough. Who knew! I was eating around 500 calories a day, and exercising daily. Well, I had to up my intake to 800 to 1,000 calories. I'll see what happens.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      Today I could tie my shoes without havung to sit down. I could still easily breathe. Gosh that was nice.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • CrowLuv

      My Quote of the Day 

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×