On our coaching calls in Blood Sugar Mastery we have been reviewing strategies for more balanced blood sugar.
One of the biggest game changers in helping me reduce my sugar cravings, have more energy and better hormones 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 sugar spikes:
1.Have a tbsp of ACV (in a few ounces of water) before meals. Add cinnamon for a better taste! 😉 This also helps digestion!
2. Eat fat, protein (& fiber in the form of green veggies if not carnivore) before carbs at meals. This will slow the glucose response.
3. 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, egg whites, white fish) and protein powders. This is very important for my friends with Reactive Hypoglycemia!
4. Get some movement in after eating carbs to burn the glucose off as energy 💃🏼🏋🏼♀️🚶🏼♀️ You can go for a walk, do a workout, etc.
5. No naked carbs! This is similar to # 2. This means don’t eat carbs by themselves without significant protein, fat and fiber. Oatmeal for breakfast or a banana as a snack will spike the sh** out of your blood sugar!
6. When choosing carbs, always choose real food carbs, and ideally carbs that are low glycemic such as berries, beets, carrots, and cashews, for example.