Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Carb Sensitivty and Dropping My Carb Amount - CONTINUED

So, it's been several days since I posted (red full post HERE) about dropping my carb amount to feel healthy.

Unfortunately I had a horrible "dizzy, lightheaded, feeling like I'm going to pass out" morning where I barely made it up the stairs and had to sit so my legs wouldn't give away, so obviously it's not all connected to carbs. A lot of it is but this gives me the option of still going slightly higher on my carb amount (still under 100) in order to bring in more veggies and fruit.

I'm guessing that a lot of this light headed/dizziness has to do with my blood pressure, especially as it's in the mornings when I first get up. And today I'm sick with a cold bug and didn't get much sleep so all that could have contributed to how I felt and still feel (slightly "off").

We've already played with my blood pressure meds months and months ago and, at the time, it helped but we may need to play with them more. I don't really know because I haven't talked to my doctor about it yet but I probably should soon :/

In any case, low carb will, of course, continue but I'll keep playing with it and adjusting as I see fit. I really want to make sure I'm getting in more healthy carbs and less protein bars and stuff but I think it'll take some time to sort it all out. I'm taking it day by day and figuring things out as I go. Plus I'm realizing that not every day has to have the exact same amount of carbs in it, some can have more or less depending on my needs and my exercise that day.

I am starting to see more and more that it's the quality of the food and what kind of food I'm eating more than just carbs or no carbs. Where those carbs are coming from and what form I'm eating them in from makes a huge difference!

Also, because of the cold bug I'm still not back in the gym but really hoping to be back soon and mentally preparing myself for my 5K this Saturday (and it's supposed to rain... ugh).

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