If you cannot make it through the day without having a shot or two of caffeine, hypoglycemia may be caused by a condition called adrenal fatigue. You may be experiencing hypoglycemia symptoms and not know why. You know you always eat when you are supposed to and do not overindulge in sweets. Still, hypoglycemia is becoming quite the problem in your life.
Investigate the possibility that you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue. Discovering that you have this disorder may be the ticket to learning how to live a stress-free life. Living a stress-free life is important for you to be able to function on a daily basis to the best of your ability. Every aspect of your life is affected when you are stressed.
Stress is one of those things that creeps up on you slowly. Then all of a sudden it has gotten a hold of you and you find yourself in trouble.
You need to determine what the major source of your stress is. Are you getting the correct amoount of sleep at night? Do you eat right? Are you exercising at least 30 minutes every day? Is your day full of negative emotions and anxiety? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you probably need to fortify yourself by drinking caffeine several times a day.
If you cannot think clearly unless you have the caffeine hypoglycemia may be the real culprit. Instead of drinking a caffeinated beverage, or at least in addition to, try eating a healthy snack of raw veggies or a piece of fruit and maybe some yogurt in the middle of your day for a nice pick-me-up.
Hypoglycemia is a result of adrenal fatigue because the adrenal gland does not produce the correct levels of epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol to aid the body in the battle against stress. Because these hormones are not at the correct levels in the body then you may find you crave sugar and sweets and even crave caffeine.
Do you eat fast or slow? If you just absolutely get so hungry you can’t hardly stand it and then when food is available you eat as if someone is going to take it away from you, you may be suffering from hypoglycemia. If you get real shaky and irritable before you eat also, you may be experiencing low blood sugar.
Pay attention to how you feel right after you eat and then an hour or two later. Does your energy crash and burn after a couple of hours? You may be short on cortisol. Not only does cortisol help you survive the stress in your life, it also helps prevent too much glucose from being absorbed by your blood cells. This is also how cortisol adds to belly fat, the glucose is not used by your blood cells and the insulin will store the excess sugar as fat and deposit that fat in your belly.
If you have adrenal fatigue then your body will experience a burst of energy followed by a lull in energy making you feel like you need to either eat again or drink something with caffeine hypoglycemia is the real culprit in this situation.