We know that reducing blood sugar and insulin spikes at meals helps us have more stable energy levels, avoid energy crashes, have more balanced hormones, fewer cravings, less anxiety, better moods, better skin, and more.
Stable blood sugar & insulin is also so important for our long term health.
The best way to reduce these inflammatory spikes of blood sugar and insulin is to have lots of healthy fats & protein at meals.
These foods contain lots of healthy fats & proteins plus tons of nutrients, and have the least effect on blood sugar and insulin so you can feel fuller and energized longer without having to depend on carbs and sugar for energy.
Certain fats and oils (like butter & olive oil) are great but be sure to get your fats from food as well because they contain more nutrients than the oils.
These foods can also help promote a metabolic state of nutritional ketosis (which we are learning about this week in Blood Sugar Mastery).
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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...