Crash and Burn – SURVIVED!

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Have you ever eaten something at a meal when you were at “The Perfect Zero,” only to feel what seemed like moments later like you had a HUGE blood sugar dive? I call this the “Crash and Burn” phenomenon.

I know many people are  concerned about waiting for physical hunger for fear they will experience the “Crash and Burn.” For me, this isn’t potentially detrimental, though I know for some with diagnosed blood sugar issues, it may be. So please, if you are insulin resistant, pre-diabetic or have any concerns whatsoever about your blood sugar levels,  do what your doctor would want you to do and ignore me!

For the rest of us who might use our fear of low blood sugar to justify eating when we aren’t quite at a 0, though, maybe there is something here that can encourage you or offer you strategies for success. In any event, I survived the experience!

For me, the Crash and Burn only happens when I feed The Perfect Zero with something very high in simple sugars…like fruit, for instance, or…as this case demonstrates, pancakes and syrup!

The Crash and Burn incident in the below sound byte happened to me last week. I decided to experiment a bit. In the following sound byte, I describe what happened, how it happened, and what I decided to do about it. (Forgive the echoing piece in the middle of the byte. I was using new software and didn’t know I had a setting messed up!)

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.

You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made.

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;

he hears their cry and saves them.

Psalm 145:15-19

How about you? Do you fear the Crash and Burn? Do you have medical reasons to be concerned or is it discomfort that you want to avoid? What are some strategies you can use to manage through these kinds of incidents?

NOTE: I hope you will join us for today’s webinar to talk about Justification Eating. Here are the specifics!

Please register for Justification Eating – The Lies We Tell Ourselves – Thin Within Support on Jul 5, 2013 4:00 PM PDT at:

We are learning how to renew our minds to support us on our Thin Within journeys. We want to break free from telling ourselves lies that cause us to eat outside of our God-given 0 and 5 (hunger and satisfaction) boundaries. Let’s talk about what we can do to SEE the lies and what we can to to take them captive while replacing them with TRUTH! VICTORY can be ours as we deal with this important issue.

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5 Responses to Crash and Burn – SURVIVED!

  1. Lindsay July 5, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    Hi Heidi, loved your crash & burn clip. I was diagnosed with Diabetes 2 last Oct. Amazingly I didn’t go into panic mode & DIET. My ability to listen to my body has increased & without dieting my glucose readings have decreased to the point where meds are no longer needed. So grateful for this study & opportunity for some intentionality re: mind renewal.

  2. Carrie July 5, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Thank you, Heidi, for reminding us to observe and correct.

  3. Jamie July 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm #
    Here is a low carb pancake Heidi…maybe you can TRY it out and see if it helps you feel BETTER. I do better with more protein in MY diet…I feel yucky like you do when I eat to much white suger,breads,candy.I don’t eat to much fruit either…..half small banana with eggs in morning with my cup of coffee and half/half. That stays with me for 3-4hours. I’m learning to listen to my body. I will have some meat and salad for lunch or some mix vegetable from my garden…I have FUN mixing it up. : )
    BE creative and have FUN with God….thank you for sharing with us all. God bless you Heidi.
    Love, Jamie
    your sister in Christ

    • Heidi Bylsma July 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

      Thanks for posting that, Jamie. To be honest, I am not a big pancake fan. I think I am just realizing that!

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