Balancing out your blood sugar gives you the power to lose weight, stop cravings, get your energy back, and still eat what you love!
In this video, I’m going to be sharing with you the 10 hacks from The Glucose Goddess, Jessie Inchauspé’s, book Glucose Revolution. We’re going to briefly talk about what glucose is, why glucose spikes are bad, and 10 ways you can flatten your glucose curve.
What Is Glucose?
So what is glucose? Glucose is the main type of sugar in the blood and is the major source of energy for the body's cells.
Our bodies were designed to need glucose; however, we want the right amount of it. Just enough makes us feel alive, energized and happy, while too much glucose can hurt us, even without us realizing it.
Why Are Glucose Spikes Bad?
Our glucose levels begin to get out of balance when they are constantly being spiked. When our glucose levels are out of balance we put on weight, our hormones go haywire, we crave sugar, our skin breaks out, our hearts suffer, and we begin to inch closer to type 2 diabetes.
SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF GLUCOSE SPIKE:
Colds and coronavirus complications
Gestational diabetes is harder to manage
Hot flashes and night sweats
Memory and cognitive function issues
Type 1 diabetes is harder to manage
LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF GLUCOSE SPIKE
Acne and other skin conditions
Aging and arthritis
Alzheimer’s and dementia
Infertility and PCOS
Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Wrinkles and cataract
10 Hacks To Flatten Your Glucose Curves:
Eat foods in the right order
Add a green starter to your meals
Stop counting calories
Flatten your breakfast curve
Have any type of sugar you want – they’re all the same
Pick dessert over a sweet snack
Reach for vinegar before you eat
After you eat, move
If you have to snack, go savoury
Put some clothes on your carbs
To understand how each of these hacks works, and to further understand problems associated with glucose spikes, watch the video!
Let me know if you try any of these hacks and which ones work best for you. Remember, it's not about getting it perfect but about continually trying to improve.
As always, give yourself grace.