Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!
As for going to see the doctor, well, all I can say is that I’ve had my blood sugar tested several times, and she’s always said it’s normal. Of course, I’ve never gone for a blood draw when I was shaky, dizzy, mentally confused, etc. I’ve guessed that when I feel like that, it’s due to my blood sugar being too low because it always happens when I haven’t eaten in about four hours, and more often when my last meal was high in carbohydrates and low in protein. But regardless, if I try some of these ideas, and it still happens, I’m definitely going back to the doc and also getting a referral to a dietician.
I think I might try the idea of cutting out baked goods. Though whole wheat toast with lf cream cheese and turkey bacon does sound really good, so maybe I’ll leave 100% whole wheat bread on the list for now. If I do away with pasta, cold cereal, and sweets, I bet it would help a lot.
I do actually like plain, unsweetened yogurt OK. I’m not big on fruit, but I’ll drink it in a smoothie with soymilk and plain yogurt, and I can deal with not adding sugar to that. Cottage cheese, not so much, but maybe I’ll keep some on hand for emergencies.
Luckily we always have string cheese because my daughter lives on the stuff, and I love nuts, so that’s a winner too.
And I guess I’ll limit my good tea to once a week, and drink the decaf stuff the rest of the time - that’s a really good tip, thanks.
I really appreciate all the help - the idea of feeling hungry without being afraid of imminent insanity and lack of coordination sounds dreamy!