New here....I am a Hypoglycemic (non-diabetic) Runner. 20-25 miles a week, but been taking it easly for about 2 weeks since I have been diagnosed.( I was having black outs and tingly , faint feelings after my runs.) Doc did Glucose Test and there it was, a 53. (Anything below a 70 prior to excercise is a Red Zone for anyone active) So, trying to get back into it. Seeing a Dietician/Nurtitionalist next week , will see what she says.
For all of you Hypogly Runners out there, what is your best Pre-run snack ? I here Jellys,Beans, Goos , and Sugary Sports drinks are not good for peeps
like us because we crash.
So what gets you thru? And what do you eat right after.......
Almond butter seems to work okay or frozen blueberries with yogurt and granola. I always keep a few pieces of hard candy with me and I basically switched to eating smaller snacks throughout the day as opposed to larger meals. I am very cautious about sports drinks...they can be unsettling to the stomach and some cause sugar spikes. Try mixing a little bit of honey with bottled water or carry glucose tablets with you.
Also, increase your protein and fiber intake and combine it with moderate carbs and healthy fats. Usually, I have beef jerkey and pretzels after long runs, for example, and I also eat a lot of fish (especially salmon and tuna). Of course, try to limit any refined flour or sugar products because the type and overall digestion of carbs makes a big difference.
It can be a tricky condition to manage, but make sure you always have something with you (carbs & fat) that you could eat quickly if necessary. Really, even peanut butter crackers would be fine if symptoms came on quickly.