Hunger and Low Blood Sugar

Most people on program eat a meal and feel full and well for over 2 hours. If you feel hungry, dizzy or weak within 2 hours of a meal, consider the following additions:

  1. Mix 1 cup low carb protein powder ( such as Protein 95 - soy, or Protein 96-whey ) with 1/2 cup of water soluble fiber such as guar gum, Benefiber, or Fibersure.
    Add 1 spoonful to each TSFL Meal...and add extra water...
    The extra protein allows the blood sugar to rise more slowly and stay up longer.
    The water soluble fiber helps the stomach to feel more full and allows the food to stay in the stomach longer...also allowing the blood sugar to rise more slowly and stay up longer.
     
  2. Add 1 oz of lean deli meat ( diced) to the eggs, soups, chili, and stew.  Again, the extra protein allows the blood sugar to rise more slowly and stay up longer. Also consider adding several Tbsps. of chopped vegetables such as green or red onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, or broccoli/ spinach.
    One can also have a slice of deli meat or jerky along with any meal or bar.
     
  3. Instead of doing 5 TSFL Meals and 1 Lean and Green, have 6 TSFL Meals and 1 Lean and Green... The extra meal decreases hunger ..yet is only 100 extra calories.
     
  4. If feeling dizzy, it may be an electrolyte imbalance.  Drink 1 cup of bullion, or zero carb/calorie sports drink to replenish sodium and electrolytes.  Or eat a pickle.