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June 29, 2020
Last week we talked about insulin resistance and how feeling “hangry” is not normal.
We also talked about what normal blood sugar levels should be and how to interpret those labs from your medical file. If you missed my last blog you can see it here so you can catch up.
Insulin is a fat storage hormone. It makes you fat, tired and hungry! In this article, I’ll show you how to normalize your blood sugar levels and how to regain your energy and your life back.
Most obese people have insulin resistance or diabetes. People have elevated insulin levels for years; even decades, before the formal diagnosis of pre-diabetes is made. Up to 16-25% of people are insulin resistant. If you’re lucky, your doctor will discover your pre-diabetic status and you’ll have some time to reverse it before it’s too late. Elevated blood sugar has been linked to chronic disease, cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s! Now is the time to reverse this condition!
Pre-diabetes and Diabetes type 2 are reversible. It’s important to note that medication is not going to reverse it. Medication is designed to keep the liver from secreting glucose, however it does not reverse pre-diabetes or diabetes. Even on medication, it’s still recommended that people follow a lifestyle that is conducive to decreasing intake of processed and refined carbs because excess sugar in the blood has the potential to damage every single cell in your body.
What to do to reverse this condition? Here are a few lifestyle changes you can make that will help you keep blood sugar under control:
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July 07, 2020
Trying to decrease sugar in your diet seems like a daunting task when you don’t know where to start. It’s easy to get overwhelmed because sugar is found in so many foods.
The objective is to a eat whole food diet that has easy-to-digest foods that include a protein source (meat, poultry, fish, beans, nuts/seeds or organic non-GMO tofu), fiber (lots of veggies) and some healthy fat to help delay the release of natural sugar from the rest of the food into the bloodstream. Remember, the key here is to delay the release of sugar into the blood.
These are 5 simple steps to help you feel prepared and in control of your weekly meals:
June 22, 2020
Do you get cranky when you skip meals? My client Susan was snapping at people at work and she felt irritable, dizzy and fatigued when she didn’t eat. She thought this was normal; after all, her mother and grandfather had the same condition. Her solution? Eat sugar-containing food every couple of hours and to make sure she had food with her at all times. This wasn’t working...
May 24, 2020
The most commonly asked question I get as a nutritionist is “What should I eat?” Most people want to improve their diet because they want to lose weight.
What if I told you that even though you need to lose weight, your primary focus should not be on losing weight but on gaining health, and that weight loss will occur as a natural byproduct of this transformation? What if you could stop counting calories, measuring foods, and depriving yourself of enjoyment at mealtimes? What if you could achieve your goal of losing weight without the hunger and drudgery of yet another diet? Read on.