Know your Blood Sugar Numbers

July 24, 2021

Know your Blood Sugar Numbers

Have you noticed that you wake up tired, fatigued and wishing you could regain your energy without having to resort to coffee and sugar just to get going?


If you noticed that your fatigue and lack of sleep correlates with your growing belly, you’re not alone. 


According to the latest research, more than 37% of Americans have metabolic syndrome, which is a condition where a person has at least three of the following symptoms: A growing mid-section, elevated cholesterol, hypertension, elevated fasting blood sugar levels and low HDL levels. 


If this sounds familiar, there is hope for you: All these symptoms are reversible! It’s not about calories in and calories out. It’s about looking at your body and mind as one. Have you noticed that all these symptoms came on gradually and are all related? That’s the good news! Movement and mindset are key for any condition and especially for metabolic syndrome. 


Here are the steps I use with my clients that have shifted their health and brought them back to better sleep, more energy, and weight loss:

    1. Know your Fasting Blood sugar levels: Get a glucometer and start checking your blood sugar first thing in the morning. A normal fasting blood sugar should be around 76-88 mg/dL. You may go to my youtube channel and watch my "Blood Sugar Balance" Series Videos
    2. Movement: Incorporate any kind of daily movement into your life: Walks, weight lifting, gardening, jumping rope, dancing, biking, etc. The point is to move your body on a regular basis. Consistency is key!
    3. Breathe to settle your mind: Take at least one minute to focus on your breath. Breath slower than you normally would, focusing on the heart and think of a renewing experience, such as love, appreciation or care for someone you love.
    4. Bring in organic food into your life. Ditch the processed foods, sugar, alcohol and refined flours.
    5. Get rid of liquid calories. Drink purified water and avoid sweetened beverages and juices, which are affecting your blood sugar. 
    6. Have a Grain Free breakfast! Typically we tend to eat high carbs in the morning, which leave us drained and foggy brained. When you start your day with a breakfast with protein, fiber and fat your morning gets off with a great start. You will feel energized and grounded. Watch my Breakfast Ideas for Balancing Blood Sugar part 1 and part 2 for some yummy breakfast recipes!

This is a great start for you to begin to see a shift in your health. One small change can make a huge difference over time. Be patient with yourself and remember, I’m here to help you and support you when you need the help. 


For other ways to heal and transform your life, go to my website at www.nourishedfn.com for free resources.




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