Hi, so, my quick back story is that I have always struggled with hypoglycemia (even though I don't test for it in standard blood tests). And huge carb cravings. Which is the main reason that I wanted to start the Atkins diet, yes, to loose some weight, but mostly to get off sugar completely and to stop the roller coaster of sugar highs and crashes.
I started Atkins 5 days ago. (although I am not following induction exactly 100%. I have had a few dried cherries in salad and some pumpkin seeds)
Most of the time I am ok, not hungry, but twice now I've gone for
a bike ride and had huge low blood sugar issues (shaky, feel faint, foggy thinking). It was so bad that the first time I had to cave in and eat half a banana and some Skippy peanut butter. Yesterday I had to stop my bike at the grocery store (halfway through my ride) and buy (and eat) some oatmeal cookies because I thought I was going to crash my bike! Ugh.
My bike rides have been 60 minutes in length, nothing new for me.
And both times I had breakfast before I went out. (Although now I think
that I need to eat sooner when I get up in the morning, even if I am not that hungry.)