Wondering if your Blood Sugar is Healthy?
By Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc(Hons), ND
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Blood Sugar Checklist
- Do you feel terrible (weak, shaky, irritable, light-headed or get a headache) if you miss a meal?
- Are you hungry less than 2 hours after a meal?
- Do you have difficulty losing weight or gain weight easily?
- Do you notice a reaction when you eat sugar?
- Do you have hormone related issues like acne or irregular periods?
- Would you rate your stress level as low?
- Do you feel drowsy or tired during the day?
- Do you crave starches, sugar or sweets?
- Is your appetite excessive?
- Do you wake throughout the night?
All of the above can be signs or symptoms that your blood sugar is not well managed and unstable. Stable blood sugar levels help maintain consistent energy/mood, help maintain a healthy weight and keeps hormones in their proper balance.
Healthy Blood Sugar Tips
If you experience any of the above here’s what to do:
- Reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet.
- Cut back on carbs generally like bread, pasta, cereal, rice, and potatoes.
- Include some protein with each meal (nuts, seeds, chicken, fish, meat, tofu, legumes)
- Increase the fiber at each meal (hemp hearts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, salba seeds)
- Support your adrenal glands. Between meals and at night, your adrenals together with your liver help to maintain a stable blood sugar. Supporting the adrenal glands can help support normal sleep.