Originally Posted by Psychic
Earlier today, I was cooking up some tofu and mushrooms for lunch. Suddenly, I started getting dizzy and started shaking really badly. I wasn't sure what the problem was, but I figured I should eat and drink some water. I ended up drinking about 25 oz. of water and eating probably about 4 servings up chips in a 10 minute time period. I don't know why I felt like I did, but now I feel terrible for eating so much (especially junk) in such a short period of time.
I'm not a binger per se, but more than once I've been on a diet low in carbs (or just haven't had a lot of carbs in awhile) and I get that same feeling. My blood sugar has dropped precipitously and I just HAVE to have some carbs. I usually go for something sugary and it will bring my blood sugar back up. I've come close to fainting more than once, which is why I cannot restrict carbs to any great degree.
It sounds like your blood sugar had dropped, but of course I can't know that for sure. You might think over what you'd eaten over the last 24-48 hours and if it was really low in carbs that might explain the shaking and your body's need for more carbs.
Did the chips stop the symptoms?