Before I read about the importance of balancing my blood sugar levels in James Wilson’s book, I used to eat so much sugar and carbs, basing all my meals around carbs and needing sugar a few times a day, as if I was addicted. In fact, sugar has been proven to be addictive.
I would get ‘hangry’ (hungry and angry) when I needed another fix, as my blood sugar would drop after a big spike from the sugar and carbs I was eating a lot of. Other symptoms include headaches, feeling faint and dizzy, feeling hungry again quickly after eating, feeling tired, grouchy and irritable. Until recently, I wasn’t aware that these low blood sugar moments were putting a lot of stress on my adrenals (not helping my adrenal fatigue!) and also likely contributing to my thyroid antibodies.
Since realising that I needed to adjust my diet to allow more protein and less sugar and carbs, my low blood sugar bouts, irritable moods, groggy feeling and slumps are gone. – Except when I have a bad food day and eat lots of sugar.. then it returns and I remember how bad it is! I feel sick, irritable, get a headache and generally just urgh.