I am having a lot of problems with the BSD and I think it is because I have Reactive Hypoglycaemia. I started the BSD about 3 weeks ago, and it has been a huge struggle. I lost 3 kg but have since put back 1 kg, mainly because trying to stick to 800 low carb creates a huge array of symptoms for me. For example: dizziness, inability to concentrate, headaches, and feelings of absolute starvation, to name just a few. The worse times for me are the times when insulin is typically low in our bodies, which is about 2am in the morning, 3pm in the afternoon and 8pm at night. I assume this is due to the gradual build-up of insulin resistance in my body.
I do not have diabetes. My fasting blood sugar tests are ok. Last test was 5.1, but 2 hours after having a sugary drink it dropped to 4.1. I scored high on the Metabolic Syndrome and Addicted to Carbs quizzes. And over the past 7 years, I have put on 20 kgs, and my waistline has blown out to (shock, horror!!) 36 inches.
The BSD works for awhile for me. But the more weight I lose, the stronger the symptoms. Sometimes I feel like my body is going to blow up – from the inside out. There is an incredible rushing feeling inside, my ears start ringing intensely and my blood pressure goes sky high. The only thing that satisfies my ferocious appetite is a high carb meal, but of course, that doesn’t last very long.
I am normally a very positive, proactive person, but this health issue is really getting me down.
Please, please help. Is this the right diet for me?