I couldn’t figure out why I had such a hard time losing weight when I ate paleo.
On the daily I would have foods & snacks like these and not surprisingly, at this time I also had insulin resistance and PCOS.
I was eating wayyyyy too much sugar and too many carbs for my body. EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE “HEALTHY” CARBS.
None of these foods have added sugars or refined sugars but they all have a shitload of natural sugars or starches.
Plantain chips: refined and dehydrated a bit so the starch hits you quicker and spikes you more than with just a regular plantain which already has a ton of carbs!
Coconut water: super sugary with no fiber to slow down the absorption
Kombucha: On average they have about 16g of fruit sugar per bottle! Want probiotics without the sugar? Try sauerkraut instead
Larabars: Dried fruits and some nuts and the ones I got often had chocolate chips because, chocolate. A sugar bomb since dried fruit spikes your sugar way more than regular fruit since...
Insulin is a hormone that tells the body to store sugar as fat. High insulin levels in the blood lead to Insulin Resistance.
When we are in a state of fat storage we can’t be in a state of fat burning.
Insulin resistance can easily make you feel like you have a slow metabolism because it causes weight loss resistance.
This was something I suffered with for years starting in 2013. I successfully reversed my Insulin Resistance and PCOS so I could finally get back to a healthy weight.
I didn’t know I had blood sugar issues because I intuitively ate/snacked to avoid feeling blood sugar crashes!
These are some common behaviors and beliefs that people with blood sugar issues often do/have.
Blood sugar issues often go unnoticed until someone receives a diagnosis of prediabetes or type II diabetes. These issues go on for decades before that diagnosis.
One of my main goals is to get this knowledge out to the mainstream so people can catch their blood sugar issues early and reverse them (when it’s easiest to reverse!)
It should be noted though that blood sugar issues (even when it’s advanced to type II Diabetes) can still be reversed. (Unfortunately not Type 1s yet )
I thought it would be a good day to introduce myself to all the new faces around here & would love to learn more about you too!
I’m a holistic nutritional therapist & I specialize in blood sugar regulation.
I became interested in blood sugar & holistic health when I got sick and tired of being sick and tired!
I had severe allergies, asthma, chronic sinus infections, Candida, acne, and more.
I cleaned up my diet and all those things went away but then I developed hormonal issues:
PCOS, cystic acne, weight loss resistance, adrenal fatigue & absent periods.
I tried so hard to fix the hormonal issues but couldn’t make a dent until I realized that they were being caused by blood sugar issues and insulin resistance!!
Those energy crashes I had, the constant grazing, the shakiness if I didn’t eat, the sugar cravings, the purse granola bars... they were all signs of blood sugar dysregulation & I had no idea!!
Now I’m on a mission to help people uncover...