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I'm not sure you are describing an eating disorder of the typical sort. Normal people tend to develop a low blood sugar level if they unexpectedly eat too little ( or nothing at all ) for a more extended period than usual, and would develop the symptoms you describe - which would go away when they again ate, or drank something with sugar in it. Perhaps in the early stages of diabetes one might be a bit more at risk of such a situation arising.
What you then describe is a sort of phobic anxiety that has become attached to these possible symptoms. Symptoms you could avoid by making sure you eat normally while working on suich projects ; maybe drinking some sugared tea, or orange juice often enough while preparing the functions. It really isn't necessary to gfast at all, or to wait until the unpleasant symptoms are there before thinking of eating.
Cutting DOWN your sugar intake, as such, is not a good idea, as the symptoms are probably caused by an abnormally LOW level of blood sugar.
DO see your GP and arrange for tests like a simple and quick urine test, and maybe a GTT to rule out diabetes. And yes, it would be worthwhile to see a psychologist to work through the inapp[ropriate degree of anxiety you have been developing, and to learn how to relax and avoid it.
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