Hypothyroidism and Blood Sugar Imbalances

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 antibodies12642638_10209343859100604_3521216746637811898_n

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.

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A ‘Bad Thyroid Day’

I refer to days when my hypothyroid symptoms are particularly bad 12472613_10209427420069576_6738745950035368936_nas a ‘bad thyroid day’. I’ve had bad thyroid days when my hypothyroidism hasn’t been under control and when it has. Even now, with a good TSH, Free T3 and Free T4, I have bad thyroid days from time to time.

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