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Are You on the Blood Sugar Rollercoaster?

When we eat, our blood sugar naturally rises - then insulin is released to use the glucose [sugar] that's broken down from these foods. Unfortunately, when we eat a high sugar meal we also get a fast rise in our blood sugar which requires our body to pump out more insulin from our pancreas.



Why is this a problem?

Our body has a wonderful energy/balance system that's designed to keep us ‘just right’ so what we eat is really important.

Balancing our meals with healthy fats, proteins and complex fiber-rich carbohydrates can help to keep us from experiencing the blood sugar rollercoaster of spikes and drops throughout the day.

Symptoms of Blood Sugar Issues.

  • Increased thirst

  • Frequent urination

  • Blurred vision

  • Headache

  • Fatigue

  • Dry mouth

  • Confusion/brain fog

  • Nausea

  • Anxiety

  • Irritability

When we experience unstable blood sugar we also experience;

  • weight gain

  • inflammation

  • hormone imbalances

  • poor sleep

  • mood issues

  • thyroid and adrenal gland stress

All of these issues impact our ability to regulate the energy we receive with the output we need to function optimally.

What we choose to eat plays a key role in how our body deals with our energy/ balance system.

What Can I Do?

  1. Balance Your Breakfast - make sure to prioritize protein by aiming for 30 grams. Include good fats like avocados, butter or ghee then, choose carbohydrates wisely. Try some roasted asparagus, spinach or zucchini with your eggs [2-3 please!] and chicken sausage.

  2. Guard Your Sleep - aim for 7-9 hours. It's important to set a regular bedtime by 11pm to give your body a better REM [Rapid Eye Movement] sleep cycle which is important for feeling rested, refreshed and alert during the day.

  3. Stop Grazing - eating throughout the day causes our energy /balancing system to be on constant alert. This exhausts us and leads to further blood sugar problems. If you find you are hungry within a few hours after eating, increase your protein and fat at each meal. Give your body enough good food at every meal to avoid needing to eat all the time.

  4. Drink Water + Electrolytes - [aim for 80+ounces every day or 1/2 your ideal body weight in ounces.] Think of water like the gas in your car. Without it the car doesn’t drive. When we are under-hydrated we cannot do all the things we hope to accomplish. Our brains don’t work well, digestion slows, and our energy tanks. Find something that will help you reach your water goal. Put a pinch of mineral-rich sea or celtic salt in your glass or a stick of LMNT electrolyte powder to boost your electrolytes.

  5. Move After You Eat - just 10 minutes of movement after eating will help regulate your blood sugar. Walk around the block, sweep the floor, vacuum, do a garden clean up, run around with your kids, take the dog for a walk. You'll feel better and your blood sugar levels will benefit too!

  6. Become Informed - when you understand how to balance your meals, why eating certain foods will improve how you feel and what steps you can take to actually make a huge difference -You are empowered!

July is almost here and now is a good time to make your health a priority.

Are You Ready For A Change?

On July 1st I'm offering a free 10-Day Challenge; Move The Needle.

How does this work?

Sign-up with your email and beginning June 28th, you will receive a daily email that includes;


Why not sign up and find out how much better you can feel in just 10 days?

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Thanks for reading,

Jan

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