Hey guys just had a question about hypoglycemia. I tend to get super hypoglycemic after my workouts, sometimes right after and sometimes 2 hours of so after. It takes me almost all day to recover (if ive workedout in the am). Any suggestions for postworkout "shakes" or quick pick me ups? This is stalling my progess. Thanks for any feedback. <3
I think you would be better off looking at your pre-workout meal. If you can eat a couple of hours before working out (or earlier) and get in some good quality paleo carbs then you should have fewer problems post workout. A good solid meal some time after should see you through reasonably well, but without more details on your diet we can't really be more specific.
By definition, eating early enough means you won't feel sick jumping around. Don't skip it just because it 'seems' that it 'might' be a problem. And just because you eat again does not mean that your state a couple of hours later is unrelated to your preworkout meal. In fact I wouldn't expect you to have really felt the impact of a proper post-workout meal that soon.
"Workouts" covers a lot of possible activities. Different fitness endeavors have different nutritional requirements, both pre- and -post training.
The Paleo Diet for Athletes (Cordain and Friel) focuses chiefly on nutritional needs for endurance athletes on the Paleo path. Weight training nutrition is a different ball game.
Hello - If you are eating fruit properly (on an empty stomach and alone with no other foods) then wait for 30 minutes after before eating other foods -you should be OK with it. This is a basic food combining law that is often overlooked - since fruit is very important for cleansing the body as well as mineral absorption - I would recommend including it in you diet. when fruit is omitted from the diet - many veggies are necessary to make up for the deficit of fruit. (are you doubling up on your veggies? )
Do you avoid starches too? HIIT without carbs is silly. It'll eventually turn into Medium IIT.
A dilute carb drink, maybe 15-25g (50-100kcal) immediately before exercise would help. If you take it right before exercise, your insulin response will be blunted and you can avoid any hypoglycemic crash.
Try carbs right around workouts, I think you'll find your blood sugar is better controlled due to the exercise. Afterwards, your choice carb + a bit of fat, fiber, and protein will all help to control the blood sugar. Maybe 200-500kcal carbs, really depends on goals, leanness, etc.