Look closely inside your kitchen cupboards.
Do you see any cold breakfast cereals there: fruit loops, rice crispies, corn flakes, shreddies, waffle crisps, grape nuts, corn pops, lucky charms? Do those end up on your table while you continue to feel tired, hungry and struggle with weight?
Wrong hypoglycemia diet?
If you said yes to the above you have just discovered a very likely cause of your hypoglycemia symptoms misery: breakfast cereals. If you struggle with hypoglycemia symptoms and still eat cold breakfast cereals you are on a WRONG hypoglycemia diet.
Here is something that won’t cause blood sugar ups and downs: blood-sugar stabilizing smoothie. Download your personal fridge chart with the recipes and start enjoying your blood sugar friendly breakfast right away.
Breakfast cereals aren’t healthy to begin with. You will likely do better without them regardless of your conditions, except maybe one: when your only goal is to deal with chronic constipation.
However, if your goal is to stop weight gain, prevent hunger pangs, reduce stomach bloating, reduce fatigue, avoid hypoglycemia symptoms and actually get better, do not look at your boxed cereals as your health friends. They aren’t part of any healthy menu or any type of hypoglycemia diet.
Hypoglycemia diet breakfast?
There are many reasons why I do not eat breakfast cereals. They can be irritating to intestinal walls, loaded with pesticides, carry unhealthy chemical additives, present poor nutritional value, and most of all they contribute to erratic blood sugar and hypoglycemia symptoms.
When it comes to blood sugar swings, breakfast cereals can be worse than white sugar. Due to their incredibly high glycemic index, breakfast cereals can disrupt blood sugar metabolism even in a healthy individual.
Worse than sugar?
Below is just a sample of breakfast cereals glycemic index (GI). Notice that all of them have higher than table sugar GI numbers . Higher GI means higher blood sugar spike.That means that these breakfast cereals can spike blood sugar more than sugar.
The problem is that blood sugar spike is followed by an insulin spike, which is then followed by a sudden blood sugar drop causing hypoglycemia symptoms.
The glycemic index numbers below are already adjusted to added milk.
- Table sugar (sucrose): 61
- Quick oats: 65
- Fruit Loops: 69
- Special K: 69
- Cherrios: 74
- Grapenuts 75
- Coco Pops: 77
- Shredded wheat: 83
- Rice Chex: 89
- Cornflakes 92 ref
Size does matter!
A serving size of cereals is only ¾ cup. If you are filling your large bowl to the brim, you likely are getting two or three portions at every breakfast. That in turn means that you are getting two or three times more sugar than is says on the cereal label.
So, here are some sobering questions:
- Do you know your cereal portion?
- Do you know how big your bowl is?
- Are you aware much you really eat?
Most people don’t know, they never measured their portions. They just eat and never connect their weight gain, blood sugar swings, and fatigue to their breakfast cereal habit.
Here are some smart hypoglycemia tips, in case you have trouble taming the swings. Post the download on the fridge and never bother with ups and downs again.
Hypoglycemia diet for kids and diabetics
If the above made you think, consider that you may be surrounded by people with erratic blood sugar. Think about your unfocused kid, always tired partner, cognitively declined parents, overweight friends, and cranky neighbors.
They are all likely suffer from hypoglycemia symptoms with zero awareness of it. Here are some articles that can help you help them.
Maybe you are a diabetic? Are you tired, overweight and have difficulty stabilizing sugar? Are you faithfully following “healthy” guidelines of low fat, whole grain breakfast hoping for better health? Apparently the cereal approach is not working!
What’s working is 69 Pleasures. Give it a try.