The 4 Pillars Of Blood Sugar
I’m excited to talk to you today about my absolute favorite topic, and what I also believe to be the most important conversation I can have with anyone about health and wellness, and one that I've had 1000’s of times now with my clients for the past 15 years.
And this is blood sugar and the importance of keeping it balanced, and most importantly how to do that.
So for the next few videos, I’ll be sharing what I believe to be some of the most important things you can do to balance your blood sugar, which will support your overall health. I’ll be calling these the 4 pillars, and it may turn out that I will be sharing more than just 4, but again, blood sugar balance lays the foundation to your overall health.
Stick with me, and I’ll share the simplest things you can do on a day to day basis, like a tried and true natural remedy, that literally has the potential to transform your health from the inside out!
But first, let me just explain myself and what I mean by blood sugar balance before I get to this first pillar.
While we all have to eat to survive, food is literally information coming into our body and it interacts with your biology.
And on the inside, the body is always trying to maintain balance, or what we call homeostasis.
This balance - in the case of blood sugar - is to keep or bring back, your blood sugar to under 100, and we’ve learned that even lower than that is better.
So you eat something - and your blood sugar rises as a part of the digestive process. And of course it rises more quickly and more directly when you eat carbohydrates. That would be any kind of grain, bean, root veggie, winter squash, and anything made from that - like crackers, bread, pasta, chips, cookies, and sweets like that.
Here’s the thing - the body only needs so much sugar at once, and too much is where we can run into problems.
One root cause of blood sugar problems that lead to diabetes, weight gain, cardiovascular issues and cancer, is that we are simply eating too much. Food has been engineered to taste so good, its so easy to overeat.
When we eat too much - the body has to store the extra calories, and our cells can become resistant to the extra sugar in the meal, leading to higher levels of blood sugar over time, which can lead to all those problems I just mentioned.
So, the first step I want to leave you with today is mindful eating. And no, I’m not talking about eating a raisin or chocolate chip for ½ hour, I mean, you can try that, but I’m talking about paying attention to the food on our plate, and being present to our food and meal.
What does this mean for you? For some people, this is just having the awareness of mindful eating.
For some, its sitting down to a meal, putting your phone down, turning off the TV, and maybe taking a few deep breaths before a meal, the kind of breathing technique I talked about in my last video.
Perhaps it's putting your fork down between bites, and making sure to chew your food a little better.
How can you put mindfulness into your next meal? Please share.
And stay tuned, because in the next video, I’ll share a story of one of my clients and how she lost 60 lbs with a mindful eating technique that I know you can do too!
Thanks for reading, leave a comment and I hope you truly enjoy your next meal!