Are you feeling run down and constantly struggling to maintain your energy levels? Do you find yourself snacking more often than you’d like, in an attempt to keep your blood sugar stable? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people are struggling with blood sugar spikes and crashes every day. But what if I told you that there was a simple way to avoid these spikes and achieve sustained energy throughout the day…and you can still enjoy the foods that you love? You can do this by eating foods in the correct order, adding more movement into your day, skipping snacking (or snacking on the right foods), and drinking apple cider vinegar before each meal. By following these simple tips, you can get off the blood sugar rollercoaster and finally achieve your goals!
What are blood sugar spikes and crashes, and why should you avoid them?
Blood sugar spikes and crashes can feel like a roller coaster ride that you never signed up for. One minute you’re riding high, feeling invincible and energetic, and the next you’re crashing hard, feeling exhausted and foggy-headed. While blood sugar spikes and crashes may seem like an inevitable part of life, they don’t have to be. With a little bit of effort, you can avoid them altogether.
So what exactly are blood sugar spikes and crashes? Simply put, they’re sudden spikes or dips in your blood sugar levels. These fluctuations can be caused by everything from stress to poor diet choices. When your blood sugar spikes, your body releases insulin in an attempt to bring it back down. This can lead to a sudden drop in energy levels, known as a crash. Not only are these spikes and crashes uncomfortable, but they can also be dangerous. Over time, they can lead to serious health problems such as diabetes or heart disease.
The good news is that there are things you can do to avoid blood sugar spikes and crashes. Start by following a healing diet that focuses on whole foods and minimizes processed sugars. Regular exercise is also important, as it helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Finally, make sure to get plenty of rest and managing stress levels; both of which can help keep your blood sugar stable. By making these simple changes, you can avoid blood sugar spikes and crashes and live a healthier, more balanced life.
How can you eat foods in the correct order to avoid these spikes and crashes?
The order in which you eat your food can make a big difference in how you feel afterward. If you start with greens, you’re giving your body the fiber it needs to move your meal through your body. Healthy fats and protein help to build sustainable energy, and can be eaten next. And when you eat carbs and sugar last your blood sugar is less likely to spike. By eating in this order, you’re providing your body with the nutrients it needs to function at its best. For breakfast, try sticking to savory over sweet. This will set your day up for success. You’ll notice more energy, clarity, and overall wellness as a result. Transform your health by starting with greens at your next meal!
What are some simple ways to add more movement into your day?
Let’s face it, most of us could stand to move a little more. And while there are endless benefits to adding more movement into our lives, it can be hard to find the time (or motivation) to do so. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to get started. For example, try walking for 10-15 minutes after each meal. Not only will this help to keep your blood sugar from spiking, but it also provides an opportunity to get some fresh air and clear your head. If you’re not a fan of walking, try dancing or any other type of movement that you enjoy. The important thing is to find something that you can stick with on a regular basis. Just a few minutes of movement each day can make a big difference in your overall health and well-being.
Why should you drink apple cider vinegar before each meal, and how does it help to avoid blood sugar spikes and crashes?
If you’re looking to improve your health in a simple and holistic way, look no further than apple cider vinegar. Drinking it before each meal has myriad benefits, chief among them being avoiding blood sugar spikes and crashes. When you drink ACV in water (about 10 ounces should do the trick so the taste isn’t too strong), the vinegar helps to slow down the digestion of carbohydrates. This is important because when carbs are broken down too quickly, they can cause spikes in blood sugar levels. The result is a quick burst of energy followed by an inevitable crash. But by drinking ACV before meals, you can help to regulate your blood sugar levels and avoid those energy highs and lows. So next time you’re looking to improve your health, reach for a bottle of apple cider vinegar and give it a try!
Snacking throughout the day is spiking your blood sugar and making you feel worse.
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. You’re working on a project and you hit a wall. You need some energy, so you reach for a snack. But what you may not realize is that that decision could be sabotaging your health. When you snack throughout the day, it spikes your blood sugar, which can lead to feelings of irritability, headaches, and even anxiety. So if you find yourself reaching for a snack, first try drinking some water – you might be dehydrated. Next, go for a brisk 5-minute walk outside to clear your mind and get some sunshine. If you truly are hungry, opt for something savory instead of sweet. Protein-rich foods will give you sustained energy without the crash, and adding a healthy fat to your carbs will help to slow down the release of sugar into your system. Try a nut butter on an apple, or avocado toast, some nuts, or veggies, and your favorite dip. By making healthier choices when it comes to snacking, you can take an important step towards healing your body and achieving holistic health.
How can you stick to your goals despite having blood sugar fluctuations throughout the day?
Anyone who has ever tried to stick to a health goal knows that it can be difficult to maintain consistency. Our energy levels fluctuate throughout the day, and when our blood sugar dips, it can be tempting to give in to cravings for unhealthy foods. However, there are ways to stick to your goals despite these fluctuations. First, it is important to remember that healing is a journey, not a destination. If you have an off day, don’t beat yourself up- just pick up and keep going. Second, focus on your overall health, not just an individual goal. A holistic approach will help you to maintain perspective and focus on the long term. Finally, remember that transformation takes time and energy. Be patient with yourself and trust the process. By following these tips, you can stay on track despite fluctuations in your blood sugar levels.
Avoiding blood sugar spikes is important for your overall health and well-being. Not only can they cause energy highs and lows, but they can also lead to cravings for unhealthy foods, weight gain, and eventually can lead to serious health issues such as insulin resistance, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to get started. Drinking apple cider vinegar before each meal, adding more movement into your day, no snacking (or snacking on the right foods), and eating in the right order can help you regulate your blood sugar levels and avoid those pesky spikes- and you’ll still get to enjoy the foods that you love. If you are tired of feeling sluggish every afternoon, rather than grabbing an energy drink, give one of these tips a try!
If you’re looking to make a change for the better, I can help. I offer one on one coaching to help you achieve your health goals. Contact me today for more information!