You'd need a degree in diet and nutrition to understand some diets. There are just so many of them. I don't know what chemicals/vitamins/etc. is in every day food. I can't afford specialist diet meals, diet books and food. I need to eat bread sometimes. Sometimes I want to drink a coca-cola. On someone's birthday I want to eat a slice of cake... I don't want my daily diet to be a science project. I just want to eat NORMAL amd healthy food.
I just aim to eat healthy. My diet tends to consist of things that are in season and things that are on offer or discounted. I just avoid any more than a minimum of processed foods, perhaps regarding them as treats rather than the norm, and keep treats as treats. I love fresh fruit and veg. That tends to keep me healthy. Most of the diets I see around these days are intended to keep their creators / suppliers rich more than anything else. How can I make lots of money and feel like I am helping?
I watched a movie last night that had a character with hypoglycemia. I totally related to some of her experiences! I haven't researched whether the worst of her symptoms in the movie is a possibility for me, but I don't want to test that to find out! As the character pointed out, consistency helps keep things mild. That's why I know about glycemic load, to help me stay in good condition and then I can have those treats sometimes, as Cassie mentioned.
My daughter and I both suffer odd boughts of hypoglycemia. I carry dextrose with me everywhere.
My daughters worst was after she had been swimmng with her then BF as they walked home through town she got that feeling, the cold sweat ,the shaky legs ,the feeling of ice rivers running over your body, then her vison blurred and she collapsed . She was still in her slightly Goth phase and she remembers her BF panicked and 'nice' people walked by, she remembers seeing neat shoes walking quickly past ignoring her, then a voice said 'get her a can of coke..NOW' and then a girl making her sip the drink..
As she came round she realised a punk looking girl and her equally alternative friend had stoipped and realising what had happened they had helped her when no one else would.
I was chatting with my tenant at her house many years ago, she was a good tenant, a nice person too, but as rough as a badgers butt. As were all her friends. Well although it was lunch time, her friend next to her just keeled over and passed out. Jean paid her no notice, so I assumed she was high. I eft about five minutes later.
The following week, Jean reported that she had slipped into a diabetic coma, while she was showing me out. Luckily, she noticed as soon as she returned.
I fainted in a hospital years before I'd had my testing and diagnosis for hypoglycemia. I always joke that if you're gonna collapse, do it there because they know how to handle it! 😉
As long as they don't follow the TV programs On those they seem so gung ho that they have the zappers out before you can blink
My fil was a real John Wayne type, and he boasted of how he once got a man out of a car after a crash. The guy was ok, but stuck. He fetched a crowbar and levered the door opening enough for the man to climb out of the top half of the door.
I always pictured the guy in the seat, being unable to be heard, mouthing to my fil "Can you open the door from your side. My handle has broken!"