When it comes to hypoglycemia diet you may have some questions. Which one should you follow for the betterment of your health: paleo, zone, south beach, atkins, or maybe some other diet?
Many benefits of the above diets are indisputable. They stabilize hypoglycemia symptoms, help diabetics lower the sugar, and achieve a substantial weight loss, but do you HAVE TO follow ANY of them to obtain the above results? Surprisingly, not at all.
Simple hypoglycemia diet rules
You can create your own dietary rules that can be simpler then the diets above without compromising the good health effects. Moreover, the rules can provide a wider flexibility and greater freedom of menu choices than any of the mentioned diets.
Rule #1: Cut out flour, any flour. This may be the only change that is needed for better health. So, cut out flour, not even grains, just flour.
For a full list of quick hypoglycemia diet tips print our reference chart. Download and post it on your fridge door. Once on your fridge you can look it up any time you need.
Just that one change can boost your hypoglycemia diet benefits tremendously and make your hypoglycemia symptoms practically disappear overnight. It is exactly the removal of grains, especially flour products that makes these famous diets so successful.
Just think about it. Removing flour means you no longer will eat:
- Bagels, bread, buns, crackers, pretzels, or any baked products
- Pasta, noodles, pizza, calzone, ravioli,
- Cookies, croissants, cakes, pastries, apple pies, and donuts
- Batters, breadings, thickening sauces
So what to eat? For starters, try our smoothies:
This also means you are no longer ordering cake with your coffee, hamburgers or pasta dishes. You no longer pack sandwiches for lunch and the sub restaurant down the street is also out of your reach.
No flour diet excludes you from all fast food restaurants. And that means you eat less junk!
For more hypoglycemia diet tips go to our links below:
- rule 1 of 5 – drinks
- rule 2 of 5 – cereals
- rule 4 of 5 – artificial sweeteners
- rule 5 of 5 – low fat menu
Say no to dieting
Removing junk does not require any special dieting. Knowing that most junk food is flour-based is good enough.
You do not need to go on high protein, low fat diet or any other fad diet to achieve blood sugar victory, because it is flour, a cheap nutrient-devoid ingredient that is the biggest contributor to hypoglycemia symptoms.
Feel free to stack your shelves with paleo, south beach, atkins, and zone diet cookbooks. In every one of those you will find hundreds of flourless recipes that are well suited for hypoglycemia diet, so set yourself free and experiment!
I don’t get it. You state avoid fuit juices in one line. Then as a quick fix you suggest a fruit juice. Pardon me but which is correct to or not to have fruit juices. A direct email wd be appreciated. TQ
When YES: Fruit juices can be used if a quick sugar surge is needed eg. in acute hypoglycemia; Fruit juices can be used in emergency situations with good results.
When NO: However, exactly because of this property fruit juices should not be used routinely. They cause blood sugar ups and downs which make blood sugar swings worse. If you are interested in regulating blood sugar fruit juices should not be used.
Is this only referring to white flour? Do we also cut out whole grain flours such as rye, wheat, or barley? What about the many non-grain substitutes such as almond or coconut flour?
No. There is very little difference in how white and whole grain flour affects hypoglycemia. Besides, a higher level of pesiticides/herbicides residue on bran can make things much worse for hypoglycemics. Not only they can precipitate hypoglycemic symptoms (false food sensitivity), but also they can ruin gut flora over time. Bad gut flora means poor liver function and that means blood sugar problem. Almond and coconut flour do not aggravate hypoglycemia however exposing PUFA (fatty acids in almonds) to high temperatures (eg. while baking) may add to oxidative stress of the body.