I am sure most of us have lived our lives feeling like at some point we cannot stop craving sugar, potato chips or all the foods we’re not “meant to be eating for optimal health” BORING!!! ….or is it?
I am here to tell those of you reading this that it’s not your fault you crave these foods, and YES there is a solution to feeling like Mr or Mrs. Greedy Guts…….. AMAZING!
Most of the processed foods you can find on the shelves these days contain a lot of sugars and even hidden sugars disguised by names you wouldn’t even recognize. If you eat a food that doesn’t contain a lot of Fat, Protein or Fiber to slow down the absorption of sugar then your blood sugar levels are going to spike up quickly.
What does this mean for you?
After eating sugar your body goes into a state of emergency. You blood sugars rise and your Pancreas has to release insulin to stabilize your blood sugars in the body to bring it back down.
The Issue here is that the pancreas doesn’t know how much insulin to release so it often dips our blood sugars down so low and that we’re left feeling tired, foggy brained and often spaced out.
You body is simply sending the signals for what it needs and craves, so you in response listen to what it’s asking for and feed it.
The Issue here is if you continue you to eat a lot of sugar in your diet, this will affect your mood, cause weight gain and can lead to diseases such as Diabetes.
How do I get off the Roller coaster you ask?
- Eat foods low on the glycemic index.
- Include a snack in between main meals.
- Eat protein with each meal.
- Eat breakfast.
- Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates.
- Avoid sodas and sweet drinks.
- Avoid artificial sweeteners.
- Reduce stimulants.
Also you need to make sure you are nourishing your body with;
- Movement and Exercise
- Sleeping well (8 Hours each day)
- Creating healthy, positive new rituals around food that will guide you towards healthier decisions.
- Positive self talk
Creating a new healthy lifestyle that deviates you away from choosing foods high in processed sugars can feel threatening and scary all at the same time. Trust me I get it! I was there once too. The great news is there are so many alternative healthy foods that still satisfy your cravings, nourish the body and keep you off the blood sugar roller coaster.
Book an appointment with me today below to find out how I can help guide you to be the healthiest, happiest and most empowered version of yourself you can possibly!