Do ask the doctor who gave you the diagnosis to give you a referral to see a Registered Dietitian for medical nutrition therapy. It is not just about the frequency of your meals and snacks---it is also about your food selections, the types and amounts of carbohydrate, the protein distribution, etc. Yes, you can eat frequently and still not gain weight---if your food selections are appropriate.. In fact, hypoglycemia is better controlled with a healthy weight.
If you make your nutrition tracker public, I may be able to give a few more helpful suggestions; but the key thing is to see a dietitian soon.
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I strongly suggest that you ask your Dr for a referral to a Registered Dietitian. Then you will be able to get qualified advice as it pertains to YOU!
I lost a fair bit of weight, and it wasn't because of exercise. I DO exercise, tho', just not as much as is normally recommended because of fatigue and skeletal issues. It was mostly walking - putting my groceries and laundry way one at a time. If I was really tired or in pain, I could sit. On the odd occasion I might get to 30 minutes walk, but more often than not, it is 15-20 minutes, and certainly not every day - not even most days.
You need to be referred to a dietitian. They can help you to plan a balanced menu that meets your needs.
It IS possible to eat every 2-3 hours and still lose weight. Many people here, myself included, have lost weight doing so.
Also, 30 minutes of exercise is fine. No need to exercise for hours at a time.
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I've just been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. This is a whole new world of dieting for me. My biggest problem is figuring out how to LOSE weight, while having to shove food in my face every 2-3 hours. My biggest problem is caloric intake. How many calories can I have and still lose weight without having to stop eating? From the time I wake up, til the time I go to bed, I have to eat something every 2 to 3 hours. and i'm GAINING weight. during the summer before I was diagnosed, i went all the way down to 185 pounds. my lowest weight EVER! Then I started getting sick and went back up to 190; then 193, then 195. I maintained at 195 for a couple of months and then the difficulties with my blood sugar happened. I suspected it may be hypoglycemia so i started eating more often, and that caused me to gain weight. I'm now 200 pounds and i'm terrified of going up any higher. my original weight when I started with sparkpeople was 232 pounds. before I joined sparkpeople I was 250. I'm TERRIFIED of gaining it all back, and my new medical condition is only going to make things harder. PLEASE, HELP ME! I need to know how to regulate my intake, still have low calories and be able to keep my blood sugar up without gaining weight! (exercise is a problem too as I can't exercise more than half an hour a day. before this medical problem began I was working out for to 2 to 4 hours a day! and I was seeing results! now i can't work out for more than half an hour and i'm gaining weight). Any suggestions or information you have is greatly appreciated! ~Frustrated, scared and exhausted.
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