How to Improve Your Energy and Maintain Stable Blood Sugar Levels
Constant low energy followed by energy spikes create fluctuating hormones, fatigue, anxiety, depression, sugar cravings, irritability, aggression and quick temper. Does this sound like you?
When your blood sugar drops to a low level, you may experience one if not several of the symptoms above until they are relived from eating. Typically, the immediate go-to choice to improve low energy are refined foods and simple carbohydrates such as pastries, donuts, cookies, candy and other stimulants like coffee or energy drinks.
The question is: How can you improve your energy and maintain stable blood sugar levels?
-Eat at least every 2-3 hours to maintain sufficient glucose in the bloodstream.
-Restrict intake of processed foods, sugar, artificial sweeteners, stimulants and simple carbohydrates. This will re-train your body to thrive off of natural complex carbs. This will sustain stable energy levels for a longer period of time.
-Ensure you’re consuming enough complex carbohydrates and low-glycemic fruits. You may be surprised that you’re not consuming enough of the right foods to stabilize your blood sugar. Eat more fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and sprouted grains.
-Keep in mind that desk jobs require substantial brain function. Your brain runs off of glucose. Mid-day energy drop plus a rushed, small lunch results in low blood sugar. Make sure you eat a wholesome lunch and stay fueled in the afternoon. This will improve fatigue and brain function.
If your body is accustomed to significant energy spikes through the food you consume, practice these tips consistently and re-train your body and brain for optimal function. It will take time because your body is looking for this “surge” in energy that increases the release of the “feel good” neurotransmitters. Be patient with your progress and strive for optimal health! Curious to learn more and overcome this issue? Check out the webinar-based Fit For You Course available to you!