Did you know that the order in which you eat your food can have a huge impact on how the foods affect your blood sugar?!
So here’s how it works:
1 You start with vegetables (if you’re eating them). Of course these should be the low-carb, non-starchy veggies like these: The point of eating them first is that the fiber in the vegetables actually slow the absorption of the carbs and sugar in the foods.
So definitely choose salad over bread for starting a meal.
Cooked veggies work too and are recommended over raw if your digestion/gut can’t handle raw veggies well!!
2 Next, eat your protein and fats . Again, this will help to slow and even reduce some of the absorption of the carbs.
3 Finally, have your carbs. Ideally, if you’re having carbs, they will be whole food carbs like these: .
If you’re still getting a spike, chances are you’re eating more carbs than you can tolerate or eating a carb that is too high glycemic (remember, the more processed,...
The reason why there is NO SNACKING allowed in the #SugarFree30 program is because it’s so good for your blood sugar (and digestion- win win!)
As a refresher, by avoiding snacking, we allow insulin levels to come down which reduces risk of insulin resistance, and it allows you the opportunity to burn your own body fat for fuel and become metabolically flexible.
It doesn’t happen overnight thought. So since I recommend cutting out snacks, I know many of you are gonna say, “But Dani, I get too hungry.”
The easy fix for this is eating bigger meals. And that especially means more fat and protein at each meal.
Protein is the most satiating macronutrient. And fat is like a big log in the fire . It burns low and slow unlike carbs which are more like kindling that burn hot and fast.
If your meals are carb heavy with just a little fat and protein, you won’t make it more than a few hours and certainly not 5 or 6 hours until your next meal.