Blood Sugar Imbalance and the Best You
The Holidays are coming quickly and the celebrations have already begun! It’s wonderful to get together with family and friends, co-workers and others and to have actual time to talk and enjoy one another. With the festivities comes all the treats filled with sugar and high-glycemic carbs as in cookies, chocolates and pastries which are all so delightful! I have someone close to me who’s a pastry chef and she makes wonderful creations. We’re so blessed to have her love poured into all she bakes.
There are wonderful treats yet all these goodies can create Blood Sugar imbalances which can often be the crux of our health issues. This often is what works against our thyroid, our adrenals that too can contribute to the symptoms of autoimmune disorders. Or Blood Sugar imbalances can leave you feeling just plain depressed and sick and tired.
A balanced blood sugar level is critical for survival. Just one of the things that happens when out of balance is our adrenals send out hormones to help get us back into balance but end up stressing and depleting our body. That’s why feel so drained when we eat too much sugar. Our body balance is out of whack.
Now how do we live at this time of celebration with such sweet temptations? There are some key things you can do. So, I have some helpful tips.
Start out your day eating a high protein, low-carb breakfast. That means having eggs, fish, nuts, chicken and the like with perhaps a small cup of hot oatmeal or one slice of toast. Adding a veggie or fruit like berries or having a green smoothie is great. There are high protein powders or nuts you can add to a smoothie to make for good blood sugar balance.
When you are going to attend a party eat BEFORE you go following the same principles as for breakfast. It doesn’t have to be a full dinner but eat a boiled egg, a chicken leg or what I like is some smoked salmon with lettuce or cooked kale. That way you’re sure to not binge on the sweets that will make you feel so awful and deplete your energy, congest your head or give you the jitters.
See what you can pick out on the buffet that IS healthy. Are there any veggies? Are there any berries? Maybe a nice cheese if you aren’t dairy-free. Allow yourself some treats but set yourself a limit and stick to it!
There’s a lot to do for the Holidays. Staying healthy to get it all done and enjoy them, I’m sure is what you want. Let this be your best Holiday yet, by taking care of yourself!
God bless you and your families. May your celebrations be filled with light and hope!
If you have any questions, I’m glad to answer. My contact info is below.
Blessings to you all,
Kathleen Flanders, CHHC, AADP, CRTS