Balancing your blood sugar is a vital part of finding hormonal balance. Why are your hormones important ?
Here is a list of some of the things your hormones are responsible for: lactation, stress, growth, development, sex, childbirth, menstrual cycle, sleep, respiration, mood, metabolism, digestion, sensory perception, input, and out of your urinary tract and bowel system. As you can see your hormones regulate a lot of important things. Without intentional management of your hormonal system, your everyday life can be deeply affected.
Steady blood sugar levels promote balance to everything else– your gut health, energy levels, your nervous system, and mood regulation will be supported by simply balancing your blood sugar. Say goodbye to hanger, jitters, and trembling caused by hyperglycemia and hello to healthy Insulin balance!
Balancing your blood sugar with these easy and effective tips:
Protein, fats, and slow-burning carbs are your energy superpowers. This includes complex carbs like whole grains, legumes, and brown rice. Please do not cut out all your healthy carbohydrates, research shows that women especially need healthy carbs for ovulation, a healthy menstrual cycle, gut health, focus, attention and memory. Don’t pass on the healthy grains, please!!
Every meal should include a healthy protein, fat and fiber: Fish, poultry, eggs, beans, or legumes. Lots of fresh greens- Yes eat more veggies!!
Protein every 2-3 hours. Or with every meal and every snack
8 -20 oz of water with apple cider vinegar ( 2 tbs in water before meals)
Cut out caffeine. If you must indulge no caffine before breakfast ( trust me this makes a huge difference!).
Cut out sugar and processed carbohydrates.
Cut out sugary drinks such as alchohol and soda.
Power walk 10 minutes after eating simple,complex carbs or a sugary dessert.
Eat your simple carbs or dessert after your fiber, protein, and fats. Changes the glycemic index up to 70 percent!
Reheat your starches. Enjoying leftover staches or simple carbs lowers the gycemic index level by 25%.
Get a full nights sleep 7-10 hours. Studies show skipping on sleep causes cravings of sugary and high carbohydrated food.
Functional medicine supplement recommendations:
Licorice tea (helps with digestion)
magnesium ( aids sleep and constipation)
B vitamins (supports energy and mood levels)
Nac ( helps manage insuline resistance outcomes, like PCOS)
Myo & D chiro Insoltol ( helps promote healthy insuline levels)
Melatoninin ( Helps aid and sleep)
Let me let you in on my #1 tip for healing your hormones. SHHH! Drum roooooolllll …………..balancing your blood sugar! It’s so effective in starting the healing process you can’t go wrong with starting here. Start with this simple self-care protocol #1 step to your your self-care and wellness journey.
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“Although many of us think hormones are something that happen to us, that isn’t quite right, YOU ARE YOUR HORMONES” – Sarah E Hill