The Importance of Balance Blood Sugar Levels
- Afternoon energy slumps
- 3 pm sugar cravings
- Sudden mood changes
- Being “hangry”
- Difficulty sleeping
- Shakes, sweats or dizzy spells (especially after a hard exercise session or a long period without food)
All of these can be symptoms of low blood sugar levels and a majority of these lead us to reach for something sweet or carbohydrate-based to give us more energy or to make us feel more alert.
Blood glucose levels change throughout the day. After eating, these glucose levels rise and then settle down after about an hour. They are at their lowest point before the first meal of the day. Keeping these levels as stable as possible is important for both health and weight loss.
Keep your blood sugar levels stable by including a protein (e.g. chicken, fish, eggs, natural yoghurt, cottage cheese etc) and/or fat (e.g. avocado, oil, nuts or seeds, cheese etc) at every meal.
If you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to message us using the messenger on your profile.
Set yourself up to succeed and make sure you are prepared for the week ahead!
Variety is the spice of life. We want to help you get more creative with food. Having the same thing every day may be easy, to begin with, but long-term, it can lead to binge eating, being put-off certain foods, and deficiencies in key vitamins and/or minerals – all of which will prevent you reaching your goals, and we definitely don’t want that! Use all of your options on your plan and get creative. We have ideas on our Facebook page and blogs with recipes – just adjust the amounts to suit your plan.
At check-ins, please do let us know the foods you can’t eat any more and any you feel you want to add in. We will do our best to accommodate. Remember you are doing this to get a result, so you may have to sacrifice some of these foods short-term but long-term (in the maintenance phase) we will reintroduce them.
Lastly, let us know this information at check-ins, NOT between. We need time to see each change and how it affects your individual body to your goals and progress.