I have been a diabetic for a long time, as well as an athlete. One thing I have run into that I find more difficult than my non-diabetic friends is dieting. My partner at work was a national bodybuilder, and extremely successful. His diet involved NO sugar carbohydrates, such as Malt-O-Meal. He ate low or no sugar carbohydrates regularly, and he felt it forced his body to find OTHER sources of energy like fat to burn, and his body became a fat-burning machine. He often speaks of a hypoglycemic feeling when he is "in the zone". However, when I try to get this "zone" feeling, I run into problems like ACTUAL hypoglycemia. Now, when my blood sugar goes low, I am forced to eat SOME small amounts of sugar, but I have found that after 6 months of this hard-core dieting like he does, I don't become the 'fat-burning machine' that he does. Could it be that maintaining an ACTUAL hypo-glycemic state is the actual way he burns fat quickly, as opposed to a psuedo-hypoglycemic feeling? In other words, should I be focused on keeping my blood sugar LOW (from 60-70) as well as keeping my food choices healthy? Any help would be appreciated. Also, once I brought my problems to him at work (we're both paramedics in Las Vegas), he wasn't sure what to do. Any help?
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