New ThinkThin Flavor tastes like…chemicals

   Happy Halloween everyone!  As you already know from previous posts, my current protein bar of choice is ThinkThin. They taste great, have ZERO sugar in them, and they are a hell of a lot cheaper than Quest Bars ($1.25 for ThinkThin, $2.50 for Quest, if you eat one a day, that’s about a $40…

Crazy things I do to stay skinny/control my hypoglyemia

Ok, so sometimes I have to get a little creative to maintain my diet, weight and blood sugar. It’s ok to laugh at these, I make fun of myself about them all the time. But you know what? They work: Went to Valentine’s Day dinner with my boyfriend. They told us ahead of time that…

Product review: thinkThin protein bars

With a new reduced carbohydrate and high protein diet to control my hypoglycemia, I needed a new protein bar. I tried the Quest bars on the recommendation of a friend but HOLY SALT were they high in sodium (and this is coming from a salt addict). So on a recommendation from another friend, I tried…

High protein snacks

If you’re hypoglycemic, each snack should include a carbohydrate and a protein. Health Magazine just published “17 High Protein Snacks You Can Eat on the Go.” While I don’t agree with some of these choices (too much processing, sodium, etc.) it is a helpful reminder of options. Check it out!

Grocery list for hypoglycemics, what food to keep in your house

Another reader question, from Megan (thanks Megan!), requested a hypoglycemic-oriented grocery list. Here are the items I try to keep in stock at all times. On top of reviewing this list, I try to make one special meal each week, so I’ll make sure to add any addition ingredients needed for that recipe to my list….

Reader question: Protein sources other than nuts

Megan wrote me and wanted to know what protein sources there are out there other than nuts. I thought I had my hypo email forwarded, but apparently not. Sorry it took so long Megan! I’ll tackle your other question soon too! If you are a reader and have something in particular you want tackled, please…

Hypoglycemia and Going to Events

Even if you know an event you are going will have food, as a hypoglycemic, you still need to carry food on you for a couple of reasons: You know the food with you meets your calorie/protein/carb needs. There might be long lines, they may shut the food down, etc. You need to be prepared. You…

Hypoglycemic attacks in the middle of the night

Whenever I explain to someone that I’m hypoglycemic (usually apologetically while I pull out food to eat in the front of them) and what that means (eating every three hours), the number one question I get is, “Do you have to get up in the middle of the night too?” The answer is, sometimes. It…