One of the most common mistakes I see with people trying to improve their blood sugar and lose weight on a keto diet is overdoing it on fat.
(Coincidentally, the other most common issue I see is people UNDER eating fat.. but that’s a topic for another day).
I made the mistake of making fat bombs when I first went keto and all I could think about all day were the fat bombs!
I’d be driving home from work having a mental battle with myself like, “ok you can have two. Ok maybe 3.. no more than 5…” It was exhausting.
I even tried making them without any sweeteners and found I was still obsessing.
The problem with these is that they may be perpetuating your addiction to “treats” but also they’re taking the place of real, nutrient dense foods.
Same with bulletproof coffee. 5 tablespoons of butter in coffee is not a meal. I’m all for the butter, trust me. Butter is my love language… but it can’t take the place of an entire meal.
What gives you more energy than any pill, drink, bar or supplement?
Yep! Controlled blood sugar levels top them all!!
Notice in the first graph on slide 1 the blood sugar has high spikes and low valleys. This is what causes these energy crashes that will have you reaching for another energy drink or something high in carbs/sugar to get your energy back up.
This is the blood sugar rollercoaster! And it doesn’t only effect your energy; it causes all sorts of immediate symptoms and also impacts long-term health!
Someone with blood sugar like graph 1 might feel anxiety, irritability, brain fog, they may feel “Hangry”, have poor sleep, headaches, cravings, skin issues, hormone issues, cardiovascular issues and so much more.
Controlled blood sugar is the answer to more energy and eliminating all those symptoms!!
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At a normal weight or under weight?? You can still be dealing with blood sugar issues.
I saw this quote the other day and it rings true in this case, “Just because you’re skinny, doesn’t mean you’re healthy.”
If you are going through my content and relating to the symptoms regardless of your weight, you likely are experiencing these issues and would benefit from working on controlling your blood sugar.
Why would you want to do that?? Because our blood sugar not only controls how we feel at every moment of the day, it also has huge impacts on our long term health.
High blood sugar levels or constant spikes and crashes is inflammatory, taxes your adrenals, imbalances your hormones, depletes you of nutrients, is stressful on your organs, and more.
This is why diabetes is a leading cause of macular degeneration, kidney disease, heart disease, and is associated with Alzheimer’s, cancer, autoimmunity, and a myriad of other chronic inflammatory diseases.
When you are not metabolically flexible and can’t easily burn body fat for fuel, your body will be dependent for energy from the carbohydrates you eat.
Think about carbohydrates like kindling in a fire. Carbs burn hot and fast. If there are no logs in the fire (dietary & body fat) you will be out of fuel very quickly.
Your brain which is very energy hungry, will be the first to indicate to you that there is an energy crisis.
All of the symptoms above and more can be signs that your body is unable to burn body fat for fuel and this is often accompanied by cravings and urgent hunger for foods high in carbohydrates and sugar.
Becoming metabolically flexible is one of the keys to health! You can start by lowering carbs AND INCREASING FAT!
Remember, the fat is like the log in the fire. It will burn low and slow and give you energy for hours! If you can’t make it more than a few hours between meals, up the fat and see if that helps!
Save & Share! These are the fats and fatty foods to add more of for better blood sugar & hormones!
Healthy fats provide long lasting energy like a log on a fire
They are the building blocks of every cell membrane.
They aid in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins ADE&K.
They allow for proper use of proteins.
They slow the absorption of carbohydrates and reduce blood sugar spikes.
They make us feel full so we can stop snacking (which messes up our blood sugar).
Fats help your body inflame and anti-inflame.
They increase muscle endurance
And let’s be real…. They taste amazing!!
What are your favorite healthy fats??
This week in BLOOD SUGAR MASTERY we are learning all about the benefits of whole, real foods, the dangers of ultra-processed foods, and how to discern the difference between acceptable vs non acceptable minimally processed foods.
Eating whole foods is the key to health and is the first step for optimizing your blood sugar & your health!
Minimally processed foods can make our life easier and can have a place in a modern, healthy, blood sugar-stabilizing diet!
It’s essential to learn how to read ingredients & sift through marketing claims to know what to look for and what is just a marketing ploy (“all natural,” “free range,” “no high fructose corn syrup”, “non-GMO”, etc)
And finally, ultra processed foods contain a shit load of ingredients which have been heavily processed. Foods have been stripped of their nutrients and the food is often so devoid of nutrition, they add back in synthetic vitamins and minerals. (These are...
The gaslighting from doctors needs to stop! Hypoglycemic symptoms can be felt at any blood sugar number.
What are symptoms of hypoglycemia?
•Dizziness / weakness / shakiness
•Brain fog / difficulty concentrating
•Intense or urgent hunger / cravings for carbs, sweets, starches
•Anxiety / irritability / moodiness
•Racing heart / heart palpitations
•Tingling or dry lips
•Nausea / vomiting
These symptoms are indicating your body perceives you are low on fuel.
This is often due to an inability to efficiently burn body fat for fuel.
Sure eating will bring your blood sugar up if you’re having a low, but chances are you’re eating carbs or sugar to bring it back up which is actually worsening the root cause of the issue.
So the “treatment” is actually making you worse.
I get reports from clients all the time that this method only makes them crash more often!! It’s a nightmare.
If you suffer with hypoglycemia or reactive hypoglycemia, or constant blood sugar crashes, you feel like you’re on a blood sugar roller coaster that you can’t get off of.
It interferes with your life, your well-being, impacts your relationships, your job, perhaps you can’t drive or work anymore.. but this doesn’t have to be how it is.
There is HOPE that this can be reversed! And the answer is not eat more carbs more often.
To learn more, click the link below to purchase the Reactive Hypoglycemia Masterclass:
Excess proteins can’t be stored in the body so the body will convert excess proteins to glucose which will trigger a release of insulin.
The conversion of protein to glucose occurs as a result of the hormone, glucagon.
This process is called gluconeogenesis.
This is why the recommendations on a keto diet are for fatty, not lean protein.
When we eat proteins that come with fat, this helps to slow the absorption of the glucose and blunt blood sugar spikes.
Fats have virtually no effect on blood sugar & insulin and keep you satiated and energized for hours. Fats are like logs on the fire.
In my clients with hypoglycemia and Reactive Hypoglycemia, they are especially sensitive to and prone to gluconeogenesis which in them leads to blood sugar crashes.