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.
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.