WEEK 2: PART 2 (energy, Sleep + blood sugar)
Welcome back…it’s all about SUGAR this week!
Before we dig in, let’s get a little context about why this is such a HUGE issue right now:
In 1821, the average American consumed 10 pounds of sugar per year. (Which was higher than ever before in history, but we were doing just fine.)
Today, the average American consumes 180 POUNDS of sugar per year. That’s a full grown man!
(Clearly, our bodies cannot handle it and we’re seeing the scary effects right before our eyes.)
So now are you feeling a little nervous about this whole sugar topic this week?
WE’RE ABOUT TO CONNECT THE DOTS ON A WHOLE LOT OF STUFF RELATED TO WEIGHT LOSS AND ENERGY.
You’re going to feel FANTASTIC.
First and foremost, we have to remember that everything is connected. Insomnia, achy joints, lack of energy, cravings…they are all connected, and by addressing the root cause you will see improvement in all different areas.
Cortisol rhythms, which are responsible for our sleep cycles, are HUGELY impacted by blood sugar balance. (Not sure what blood sugar balance means or how to measure that? Make sure you watch the video above!)
Common signs that your blood sugar levels are spiking and crashing:
Feeling physically full, but still hungry after a meal
Don’t feel satisfied, feel like something was missing from the meal
Feeling hungry again soon after a meal
Need to snack between meals
Desire for sweets
Too much or too little energy
Becoming hyper, jittery, shaky, nervous or speedy
Feel hyper but exhausted underneath (wired but tired)
Energy drop, fatigue, or exhaustion between meals
Mentally slow, sluggish, or spacey
Inability to think clearly or quickly (brain fog)
Overly rapid thoughts
Inability to focus
Irritability between meals
Do any of those ring true for you?
If so, this is your week!
It’s time to decide if you’ll be Walking, Jogging or Running this week.
Remember, like I said in the video: (you watched it, right?!)
DON’T THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATHWATER.
If you’re not ready to layer these in quite yet, just try to make a reduction this week and wean yourself off instead of quitting on yourself. (Keep notes in your Food + Mood log to track your progress…it adds up quickly!)
Ok, without further ado: