Sugar Crashing

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    Oct 17, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    This isn't a big concern. This is more for my own curiosity.

    I've noticed something different about how sugar effects me as an adult. When I eat a lot of sugar, I don't get hyper. I go straight to the crash. I've always been a huge sugar addict. As a kid, I ate major amounts of sugar at every meal. I even added extra sugar to many things.

    I've always tested normal for all of my blood sugar tests. I'm just curious why sugar has this effect on me now. It's not a major problem because I avoid sugar anyway. I just indulge myself a few times a year. I should ask my doctor, but I'll probably forget before my next appointment.

    Does anyone have this same problem?
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    Oct 17, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    I'm going to defer to your wisdom, but for me its difficult to isolate the cause...

    I avoid sugar as much as possible.

    Did my Adderall run out, caffein run out, or is it a sugar crash or carb crash?

    One thing I've realized is that if I don't consume enough calories, caffein and amph* don't give me energy.

    If I'm to finish my full workout, I have to consume carbs.

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    Oct 19, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    Thanks for the input.

    The only medication I take is thyroid medication, but this started long before I was on that. It's definitely the sugar. I can make it happen. I can also do it with other carbs, but it takes more than if I'm just eating sugar. Caffeine doesn't have much of an effect on me unless I suddenly and drastically change my consumption.
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    Oct 19, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    I was hoping you would get a better discussion on this subject.

    I haven't figured out any diff between a sugar/glycemic crash and a carb crash.

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    Oct 19, 2011 4:55 AM GMT
    RobertF64 saidI was hoping you would get a better discussion on this subject.


    Me too. I'd like to understand what's happening to me because obviously how I process sugar is very important for maintain my weight and my energy level.
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    Oct 19, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    I have to admit, I've been experiencing the same thing. Even with Caffeine. I no longer receive a buzz followed by crash. Rather, just a crash.

    I would love anyone with a great understanding of the digestion, hormonal systems to elaborate...
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    Oct 19, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    RobertF64 saidI was hoping you would get a better discussion on this subject.


    Me too. I'd like to understand what's happening to me because obviously how I process sugar is very important for maintain my weight and my energy level.


    I think "energy level" is frequently my undoing. If caffein doesn't work, I head for that damn snack machine.

    I can't locate my copy at the moment (probably gave it to someone who needed it it and forgot.) I believe the first chapters of this book has an intelligent discussion on what is going on and how to get what you want.

    http://www.amazon.com/Flat-Belly-Diet-Men-Vaccariello/dp/1605294608