If you have a condition which does not allow you to have a too low glucose level, how can you lower your fat percentage?

Can I do that by gaining more muscle? (I.e. since my body will be consuming more calories, will my body weight stabilize at a lower number with the same blood glucose level?)

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You can, but if you have any condition, it's best to check with your doctor before starting any workout. I think you are referring to type II diabetes, but I may be wrong.

Blood glucose level and fat are 2 different things. Even though inter-conversion happens between them, as body undergoes its natural process of gaining and shedding fat, losing fat and lowering of blood sugar levels are 2 different things.Check with your doctor the ways to maintain sugar level while working out.

Muscle building is a good idea as muscles feed on calories, but at the same-time, you'd need calories to build muscles. If your condition makes you breathe heavy, gives you dizziness and you don't feel easy during workout, then talk to your doctor about it. Also, always have someone around, or notify the gym authorities about your condition, so that they will be aware.

I'd not suggest doing any high-intensity workout.

  • Diabetes is not the problem, and I do not get drained during workout; It happens hours later. My problem is epilepsy, and low blood sugar seem to be increasing the likelihood of me having a seizure (all of my seizures are related to sleep, and that was also true during the period I was on a low carb diet).
    – Avatrin
    Oct 4, 2016 at 21:05
  • How you doing now? What's the post-workout food you eat?
    – xCodeZone
    Oct 4, 2016 at 21:16
  • I am doing much better. Since my seizures happened around sleeping hours, I allow myself to stay low on carbs throughout the day, but not late evening. So, after workout, I always munch on some fruit like pineapples or honeymelons.
    – Avatrin
    Oct 4, 2016 at 21:23
  • That's awesome. I'm glad you figured out what good for you. All the very best to you, buddy.
    – xCodeZone
    Oct 4, 2016 at 21:29

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