What are the tell-tale signs that you need to work on your blood sugar?
Do you have trouble falling asleep and drag yourself out of bed in the morning?
are you gaining weight and you don’t know why?
do you feel drained and tired all the time?
do you crave ice cream or salty crisps in the middle of the day, late at night or immediately after your evening meal?
Do you find your sunglasses in the freezer and your car keys in the bathroom?
If you answer yes, it could be because of your blood sugar balance.
Maintaining your blood sugar is important for your overall health. A stable blood sugar level helps you maintain a healthy weight, reduces your risk of diabetes, regulates your glucose levels, and can help increase your physical activity.
Here are some noticeable signs that your blood sugar needs attention.
- You suffer from any sort of inflammation.
Your blood sugar often spikes in response to the excess release of cortisol by your body and excess cortisol can cause inflammation. Excess sugar equals inflammation. If you suffer from any kind of body inflammation, your blood sugar needs attention.
- Your skin is troubled.
Acne, rashes, eczema are all forms of inflammation. When your body suffers from an injury or illness, it tries to protect itself; the same is true when your diet is not healthy. If you consume a lot of sugar, your body will react in the form of inflammation. Acne and rashes are an inflammatory response to poor microbiome health, which is often a result of unstable blood sugar.
- You feel sluggish and tired all the time
Excess sugar releases cortisol in your body that can lead to increased fatigue. When your blood sugar is not stable, you may feel lazy and sluggish. If you are enjoying stable levels of energy and are not easily tired by physical activity, you have a healthy blood sugar level.
- You crave sugar all the time.
Insatiable sugar cravings are a sign of an unstable blood sugar level. Occasional cravings are normal; everyone feels like scarfing up a whole tub of ice cream at some point or another. But, if satisfying that initial craving keeps you consuming sugar, there is a good chance your blood sugar is not stable.
- You can’t lose weight no matter what you do.
When your blood sugar level is stable, it is a lot easier to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. An unstable blood sugar level makes it impossible.
- You need to urinate frequently.
A well-functioning bladder is a sign that your blood sugar level is normal. People with unstable blood sugar levels often suffer from a weak bladder and may feel the need to urinate more frequently than normal.
- You can’t quench your thirst.
People with stable blood sugar levels can easily quench their thirst after drinking water. Many people who have unstable blood sugar levels feel thirsty all the time and are not able to quench their thirst even after drinking water.
- You experience brain fog.
Another symptom of unstable blood sugar is brain fog, when your brain suddenly becomes fatigued, and it becomes hard for you to focus or concentrate. Healthy blood sugar levels can help promote sharp and extended periods of focus.
How to balance your blood sugar?
- Eat three meals per day and make sure you have fat and protein at each meal.
- Avoid snacking between meals. Allow at least 4 hours between your meals.
- Drink plenty of water. At least 2 litres to help hydrate your blood.
- Restrict your time eating window to 12 – 14 hours. There will be a sweet spot so try various times and see what works for you. Don’t eat late at night.
If you are unsure and worried about these symptoms and are not getting the support you need from your doctor, book a call with me. I can test your blood sugar, thyroid and hormones.
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