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When working with clients, one of the first issues we tackle is balancing their blood sugar. The effects of implementing all or some of the 7 steps are usually quite astounding for the client due to how quickly they begin to reduce the symptoms and improve overall health and wellness.
Blood sugar is the (Glucose) sugar that the bloodstream carries to all cells in the body to supply us with energy. The sugar comes from the food we eat. Your blood sugar levels change throughout the day and are typically at their lowest point before your first meal.
After you eat, the body responds by secreting insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows your body to either use the glucose from your food or store it for future use. Insulin regulates your blood sugar levels and tries to prevent them from getting too high or too low.
If you have a Blood Sugar Imbalance you may suffer from the below symptoms:
Fat storage, especially around the midriff
Cravings, especially for sweet foods
Addictions to caffeine-containing drinks and/or alcohol and cigarettes
Drowsiness during the day
Difficulty losing weight
If your blood sugar remains unbalanced too frequently the body starts to ignore the insulin message, a condition called insulin resistance. This leads to permanently high blood sugar levels which can cause weight gain and can eventually lead to type 2 diabetes.
When your blood sugar is balanced, you’ll likely feel energetic, happy, productive, and sleep well.
2. Protein helps balance blood sugar by slowing down digestion, which also slows the absorption of any carbohydrate-based food you consumed along with it. This lessens the intensity and frequency of the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster. Too little protein or too much protein can cause intense sugar cravings
3. Add healthy fats to your meals. Fats affect blood sugar, because fats have much more complex structures than simple carbohydrates. This takes the digestive system longer to digest and you feel fuller for longer
4. Swap out low-quality food with high quality. This is a highly valuable process which is a big contributor to helping you build healthy habits that last
5. The fifth step to balance blood sugar is to focus on consistent meal timing. Eating sporadically or haphazardly can create extreme highs and lows for your blood sugar levels, which creates stress on the body
6. The sixth step to balance blood sugar is sleep. When you’re sleep-deprived, your cortisol rises, which mimics the stress of the blood sugar roller coaster and all of its harmful effects
7. The seventh and final step for balancing blood sugar, is movement. Movement and exercise are important for health, mood and balancing blood sugar
Over the forthcoming blogs, I will go into more detail about each of the seven steps, with more tips around balancing blood sugar and better health.
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