Five Quick Tips for Better Blood Sugar

  • Anytime you eat carbs (i.e. sugars), eat protein too.
    • Why: Protein helps balance the sugar load and keeps your blood sugar more stable, helping to minimize the intensity of spikes and crashes.
  • Eat some form of protein at every meal. (Each person’s protein needs vary, so check with your doctor on how much is best for you.)
    • Why: Again, protein is a stabilizer for blood sugar. It’s also essential for your body and your health (fun fact: did you know your immune system’s antibodies are made up of protein?).
  • Skip refined sugars, including sugary drinks (and artificial sugar substitutes).
    • Why: Refined sugars (especially liquids) enter your bloodstream much faster and spike your blood sugar, which is followed by the inevitable crash. This is not a healthy regulated cycle – but you have the power to improve it.
  • If you tend to lean hypoglycemic, consider having a small bedtime snack that includes protein, such as a small handful of almonds and blueberries or a little plain yogurt with raspberries.
    • Why: Protein with a little carb can support blood sugar as you go to sleep.
  • Ditch any processed foods with more than 5-10g of protein per serving (less is better; stick to the serving size). Pro level: ditch processed foods on the regular.
    • Why: Less sugar = healthier. While this may feel bad at first (hello, sugar cravings and imbalanced microbiome issues), when you make it part of your daily routine it should become “normal” after a few weeks – your body will regulate accordingly and you’ll be in better shape.

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