How to fix reactive hypoglycemia from working out?

i never used to get this one i was younger so im hoping as my fitness improves & lose fat this will improve?

i dont want to be very dependent on food to the point i need a candy bar mid workout. any anon's dealt with this?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Increase your iron intake.
    Yes sugar rich foods help mask the problem but its likely low iron.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i eat red meat at least two times a day

      You might be pre-diabetic. Pre-carb before or go for a lower carb diet in general. I ran into the most hypoglycemia when I ran moderate carbs because I'd bottom out really often.

      how did you workout with hypo and low carb? thats my hurdle

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >i eat red meat at least two times a day
        Less iron rich than you would think
        Look I replied to this thread because I went thought the same thought process of low blood sugar because It helped but what cured It was supplementing iron for a while.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          interesting okay ill go get my tested

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/wG3p298.png

        i never used to get this one i was younger so im hoping as my fitness improves & lose fat this will improve?

        i dont want to be very dependent on food to the point i need a candy bar mid workout. any anon's dealt with this?

        Take iron supp with glass of OJ. Do not eat iron rich foods/supps at the same time as calcium, as it will inhibit absorption. So if you're eating red meat in the form of a cheemz borgor, you will get less iron than you hope from it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Little trick
        Basically any diet that has less carbs than activity is ketogenic. So if you ran 450 kcals worth you could eat 112g of carbs (on top of baseline) and still be ketogenic most of the day. Lifting an hour is about 60g depending on how you do your sets. In that case you'd want carbs after rather than before. You can still eat a pretty fair amount though but if you're going to go non-ketogenic moderate carb diets you have to avoid simple sugars like the plague and use them before a workout and possibly after.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You might be pre-diabetic. Pre-carb before or go for a lower carb diet in general. I ran into the most hypoglycemia when I ran moderate carbs because I'd bottom out really often.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i thought i might give IF a go. ive heard many people say that improves it

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >reactive hypoglycemia
    Reactive hypoglycemia has nothing to do with exercise. If you get low blood sugar while lifting its because you're out of shape and you're bonking. Have you even checked your blood glucose while lifting?

    My best guess diagnosis is that you suffer from being an out of shape moron with normal glucose metabolism.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How long have you been working out? I het this when I get back into the gym after a long time off. It foxes itself in a few weeks. Your body may just not be used to the strains of exercise and is playing catch-up.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      4 months now, i started slow and increased the volume so maybe im getting used to that volume

      >reactive hypoglycemia
      Reactive hypoglycemia has nothing to do with exercise. If you get low blood sugar while lifting its because you're out of shape and you're bonking. Have you even checked your blood glucose while lifting?

      My best guess diagnosis is that you suffer from being an out of shape moron with normal glucose metabolism.

      yes i am out of shape youre correct, i felt a hypo episode from working out so could be both.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I was actually being an butthole. The truth is that you're probably not getting hypoglycemia from lifting, and if you are, it's only because you're crazy out of shape.

        If you really care you can get a $20 glucometer from ebay (contour next is what I use) and check your glucose mid workout. I'd say there's a 95% chance your glucose is find and you're just fatigued. Either way, eating a candy bar mid workout is not a good idea.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          i just dont want to be dependent on carbs so i hope ill get in better shape and it will improve. not too concerned about a glucometer. ill just keep some orange juice in my bag if i get an attack again, OJ training wheels till baby is jacked

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not OP but I've been working out fasted for a while and one time I had what OP posted in his poic, in the middle of the workout and felt weakness in my body so I just took a small break, bought a protein bar from the vending machine, ate it and then went back to my workout and finished it, that little snack made me feel much better

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stop doing keto. Keto causes this.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      how so

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this. people suggest keto to lose weight and drop blood sugar which drops insulin. but all the fatty acids in the blood from keto frick up glucose metabolism

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Keto cures it

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stop eating carbs. Carbs cause this.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      moron department

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Stop eating carbs. Carbs cause this.

        carbs prevent low blood sugar kek

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Carbs cause low blood sugar by spiking insulin.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      absolutely moronic

      https://i.imgur.com/wG3p298.png

      i never used to get this one i was younger so im hoping as my fitness improves & lose fat this will improve?

      i dont want to be very dependent on food to the point i need a candy bar mid workout. any anon's dealt with this?

      It's part of the process Anon. As we workout the body adapts and mitochondrial ATP response increases efficiency. The problem is dealing with this until you reach that point.
      Which sadly means eating smart.
      Some people eat a long absorption food source before working out, so as you workout the food slowly absorbs and balances blood sugar.
      Others take a protein shake or snack during the workout to instantly spike blood sugar and the workout uses the sugar. Finally some people eat right after the workout.
      >being food dependent
      it's not being food dependent, it's the body working as intended. Even in the most efficient body, the body will have a small crash if you keep pushing the intensity.
      Taking my one friend after an intense workout he sits in his vehicle for like 15-20 minutes and smokes a single cigarette. Which is well known to increase blood sugar levels (smokers more likely to get diabetes reference). The break also gives his body time to rebound from the low blood sugar naturally.

      >tldr
      >you can't keep just working out forever and not expect a crash
      >the crash has to be deal with in some form either by taking a break, eating food, etc

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        i got this once the day after a big training seshing and went for a 20 min walk, is that also part of the process or hypo? also once when i drank and didnt eat

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          but thank you for the advice, i think i will stay on a drink OJ during a workout as my body gets used to this volume. i will do some IF, extended fasts too if the problem is insulin resistance/too much fat

          absolutely moronic

          [...]
          It's part of the process Anon. As we workout the body adapts and mitochondrial ATP response increases efficiency. The problem is dealing with this until you reach that point.
          Which sadly means eating smart.
          Some people eat a long absorption food source before working out, so as you workout the food slowly absorbs and balances blood sugar.
          Others take a protein shake or snack during the workout to instantly spike blood sugar and the workout uses the sugar. Finally some people eat right after the workout.
          >being food dependent
          it's not being food dependent, it's the body working as intended. Even in the most efficient body, the body will have a small crash if you keep pushing the intensity.
          Taking my one friend after an intense workout he sits in his vehicle for like 15-20 minutes and smokes a single cigarette. Which is well known to increase blood sugar levels (smokers more likely to get diabetes reference). The break also gives his body time to rebound from the low blood sugar naturally.

          >tldr
          >you can't keep just working out forever and not expect a crash
          >the crash has to be deal with in some form either by taking a break, eating food, etc

          also, i did have a hypo attack when in the gym. i couldnt walk i was so faint, rapid heart rate, anxious, confused, couldnt think straight

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        i got this once the day after a big training seshing and went for a 20 min walk, is that also part of the process or hypo? also once when i drank and didnt eat

        but thank you for the advice, i think i will stay on a drink OJ during a workout as my body gets used to this volume. i will do some IF, extended fasts too if the problem is insulin resistance/too much fat

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The more carbs you eat the more problems you will have with glucose control.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            well that goes against what the other guy says

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just eat sugar cubes if I get dizzy.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lose weight

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Could my symptoms be caused by low electrolytes?

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