8. Follow The Rule of Three:
Each time you eat a snack or a meal – include one (or more) of the following blood-sugar stabilizing macronutrients. Each of these fill you up longer, give your longer lasting energy and satiety, and reduce your hunger hormones:
- Healthy fat (avocado, coconut, olive, grass fed butter/ghee, wild fish, nuts, seeds, full fat dairy*).
- Fiber (vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, chia seeds, flax, whole grains*).
- Protein (organic animal proteins, wild fish, nuts, seeds, hemp, chia, quinoa)
*some individuals find avoiding dairy and gluten to be beneficial talk to your health provider
When our blood sugar is stable – we are stable – our energy, mood, and hunger all feel more balanced. Overtime, when we eat for blood sugar balance – we can also reset our metabolism. Improving our blood sugar balance is one of the best things we can do for our overall health – improving insulin sensitivity, reversing fatty liver, and reducing our risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, neuropathy, dementia/Alzheimers, and many other diseases. Read 20 Reasons to Break up with Sugar to understand the powerful impact sugar has on many aspects of health.
Learn more at Sara’s weekly classes at the Golden Door, or by reading her book The Perfect Metabolism Plan. Visit her website for recipes and more!
Part 2 of this series….Stress & Metabolism – The surprising ways that stress affects our blood sugar, metabolism & weight.
A Nutritionist & the Author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan, Sara Vance has been in the fitness and health industry for over 25 years.
Sara believes that healing the metabolism is the real secret to reaching our ideal weight and achieving vibrant health.
Sara empowers people how to use nutrition and natural lifestyle changes to live their very best life. Sara shares her knowledge for nutritional approaches to health in blogs, recipes, videos, and as a speaker – she has been a regular guest on San Diego morning shows for over 7 years. Find her articles, videos, and more information at: www.saravance.com.