One of the biggest game changers in helping me reduce my sugar cravings was having balanced blood sugar.
This essentially means reducing big spikes and big crashes. We want the blood sugar to only gently rise after a meal (or not at all), and gently come back down to baseline. This helps us have reduced cravings, better energy levels, better sleep, better skin, better hormone balance, and so much more.
These are some of my favorite hacks for reducing blood glucose spikes:
1️⃣ Have a tbsp of ACV (in some water) before meals. Add cinnamon for a better taste! 😉
2️⃣ Eat fat, protein (& fiber in the form of green veggies if not carnivore) before carbs at meals. This will slow the glucose response.
3️⃣ Avoid eating a big amount of protein with no fat as this may convert to glucose and spike your sugar! This includes lean protein (like chicken breast) and protein powders.
4️⃣ Get some movement in after eating carbs to burn the glucose off as energy 💃🏼🏋🏼♀️🚶🏼♀️ You can go for a walk, do a workout, etc.
5️⃣ No naked carbs! This is similar to # 2 but I just like that little banana so much 😉🍌 This means don’t eat carbs by themselves without fat and protein.
6️⃣ When choosing carbs, always choose real food carbs, and ideally carbs that are low glycemic such as berries, beets, carrots, and cashews, for example.