I'm new to the forum but am desperate and hoping someone can help me.
I've been gluten-free since 2009. I developed reactive hypoglycemia about 2 years ago. Ever since, my weight has been creeping up. I do NOT eat refined foods (rice, gluten free bread, potatoes, etc). I rarely if ever eat fruit because it makes my sugar crazy. I eat a diet mainly composed of protein (grilled fish, eggs, chicken, turkey burger, pork loin, and yes occasionally ground beef so that I don't go insane - although I do not eat steak). I also eat a lot of veggies steamed and grilled veggies. I do eat Atkins meal bars (the ones without wheat of course) once a day.
I'm overweight but when I try and exercise - I find myself hungry or shaky a few hours later if not immediately and then find myself eating more protein and veggies (ie - more calories). That's pointless because i'm simply replacing what I just burnt during exercise. If I simply cut down how much I eat (further than what I am already doing) - I get shaky. I eat three meals a day.
What in the world am I doing wrong???