The Hormones Sabatoging Your Results
Which hormones are you probably neglecting and it’s sabotaging your results?
Blood sugar and Insulin.
What are these and why does it matter?
Blood sugar is exactly what it sounds like: the sugar in our blood, also known as glucose. It is from the food we consume and the body’s main source of energy.
Every time we eat (or drink calories) our body has to break down and convert the food to glucose. The glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream to be transported to the different systems of the body. Higher glucose in the blood stream means higher blood sugar.
Also, every time this happens, our pancreas releases insulin. Insulin is what the organs & systems use to uptake the glucose out of the blood. If glucose remains too high for too long in the blood, it can cause serious health problems, leading to death!
Hyperglycemia can damage the vessels that supply blood to vital organs, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve problems.
Blood sugar is affected by several factors, mainly what and how much we consume. However, other factors like movement, exercise, sleep, stress levels and even a woman’s menstrual cycle will affect blood sugar and insulin!
What I see is that most people are making these mistakes:
- They’re have irregular meals & eating habits, which puts blood sugar on a huge rollercoaster during the day
- They have high cravings and dips of energy, making them crave those sugar, fatty or salty processed foods
- They have a sedentary lifestyle, which decreases insulin sensitivity
This Blood sugar Rollercoaster causes stress and inflammation in the body. This THEN causes other hormones (like your metabolism!) to be negatively out of whack!
Can’t lose weight, gaining, fatigued but always seem to be hungry? We need to address your blood sugar.
What should you eat, and how do you plan a meal, to help support healthy, balanced hormones?
- Real, high quality and nutrient dense whole foods
- A healthy balance of macronutrients within each meal
- Consistent meal times
Remember the 3 Keys to Balanced Blood Sugar & Happy Hormones:
Balancing your plate with protein, lots of greens and veggies and healthy fat as a “condiment” can help your energy levels, glucose regulation & even aid in fat loss. You’ll feel fuller for longer, better mental clarity & focus & more energy!
Interested in how I can help you balance your hormones through functional medicine?Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org