I'm trying to lose about 10 pounds and have been trying to exercise in the mornings. But I find that on the days that I exercise I'm much hungrier throughout the day and also seem to have to battle low blood sugars all day afterwards. I need help...not sure whether to keep trying to exercise or to give it up and just watch my diet.

Amy Campbell


Definitely continue to exercise! Exercise and physical activity have numerous health benefits, including helping with weight loss and weight maintenance, lowering blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels, improving sleep quality, and reducing stress. Being active is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. It’s normal for exercise to increase your appetite somewhat. Of more concern, however, are your low blood glucose levels. I’m assuming you take insulin or pills that can cause lows; the fact that you’re having low blood glucose means that the exercise is working to better manage your blood glucose levels. You should contact your healthcare provider and ask about lowering the dose of your diabetes medicine, rather than give up the exercise.

3 replies

Anonymous 2015-12-09 21:00:57 -0600 Report

by the way forgot to tell you that its 0 sugar added 0 artificial sugars and 0 fat. Its a ok. At least that took my hunger away and I am controlled during the day with a low carb diet and also vegetables take hunger away. Especially the spinach. Hope that helps.

Anonymous 2015-12-09 20:58:47 -0600 Report

Hi, I am doing exercise in the mornings also. What I do is eat half of a greek yogurt black label oikos dannon which is 15 carbs and 6g of fiber which is actually leaving you if you eat the whole thing with 9 g of carbs. So actually its 4.5 g of carbs and drink plenty of water while working out and youll see that your hunger will get controlled .