6 ways you can balance your blood sugar
Do you often go from feeling happy and full of energy to hangry and ready to fight everyone? Is your weight going up and down like a rollercoaster? Are your cravings for pizza, pasta and sweets really, really hard to resist? There's one factor that connects all of these dots - unstable blood sugar!
Learn how to balance blood sugar and shed some stubborn pounds along the way. A hint – you only need to know a few simple tricks!
Forget about counting calories
The "calories in, calories out" rule is outdated. Weight loss is much more complex than simple calorie deprivation because your metabolism is affected by many factors, including genetics, hormones, diet, lifestyle, sleep, physical activity, and stress.
"That's nothing new," you might say. However, there is one overlooked factor, which is often the reason why you're craving muffins and you can't lose stubborn belly fat. It's blood sugar.
Blood sugar significantly impacts your appetite, metabolism and ability to burn fat. And it has nothing to do with calories. Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is all about balancing your meals and eating them in the right order. That's exciting news, right?
But before delving deeper, let's quickly break down the basics of blood sugar to understand how it affects your weight.
Understanding blood sugar
When we eat foods that contain carbohydrates, like bread, rice, fruits, or sweets, our body breaks down these carbohydrates into a type of sugar known as glucose. This glucose then goes into our bloodstream, turning into what we call blood sugar.
Once in the bloodstream, this sugar serves as the primary source of energy for our body's cells. However, for the sugar to be used by these cells, it needs to get inside them. Here's where insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, comes into play. Insulin acts as a messenger, allowing our cells to absorb glucose from the blood.
When your glucose levels rise, your insulin levels rise as well. This insulin surge tells your body that plenty of energy is available and that it should stop burning fat and start storing it. And that's why having consistently high blood sugar can make it difficult to lose weight, especially around the lower belly area.
But don't worry – although the science behind your blood sugar may be a bit complex, the recipe for balancing blood sugar is as simple as it can be!
6 tips for balancing blood sugar
The best part about balancing blood sugar is that you don't need to restrict calories. You only need a few simple tricks to prevent blood sugar spikes, and you will shed those extra pounds in no time!
- Kick the day off with a savoury breakfast
Breakfast sets the tone for the whole day. If you eat a sweet breakfast full of simple carbohydrates, your blood sugar spikes through the roof. After a few hours, your blood sugar levels sharply drop, and you turn into a Cookie monster, ready to finish off a whole box of chocolate chip cookies!
- Switch your carbs
Whenever possible, swap out refined carbohydrates like white bread and white pasta for more complex, fibre-rich carbohydrates. For example, you can switch white bread for sourdough bread, which is also super gut-friendly!
- First salad, then everything else
This super simple hack really works wonders! The fibre from the salad creates a layer in your stomach, which slows down the absorption of glucose. The slow-releasing glucose will make your blood sugar levels more stable and, therefore, your mood, hormones and weight!
- Vinegar is your best friend
Dissolving vinegar in a glass of water and drinking it before the meal curbs blood sugar spikes, improves insulin sensitivity and reduces your appetite. You can mix it with sparkly water, squeeze in some fresh lime juice and add a slice of orange to create a delicious vinegar mocktail.
- Save the best for last
If you have a sweet snack on its own, the sugar goes straight to your blood and spikes your blood sugar levels. Dessert, on the other hand, lands on a full stomach, which means that sugar will be absorbed more slowly. Therefore, the old saying should come with a new disclaimer: "Dessert goes straight to the heart … but only if it's eaten after the meal!"
- Take Glucose Balance before every meal
We saved the most powerful tip for the end! Our Glucose Balance capsules maintain incredible natural-based ingredients that free your mind from planning and scheduling blood-sugar-friendly meals. All you need is one capsule before the meal, and your blood sugar will stay under control. No more Cookie Monster!
With the help of Glucose Balance, you can:
- Maintain normal blood sugar levels
- Decrease cravings for sweets and refined carbs
- Lower after-meal glucose spikes
- Improve glycaemic control and reduce fasting blood glucose levels by up to 25*%
- Improve well-being and mood
Balancing blood sugar and managing weight is more than just counting calories – it's all about eating the right things at the right time! However, you sometimes just want to enjoy pizza the way it is supposed to be, right? Super cheesy Margherita with fluffy white dough and no veggies, please! This is where Glucose Balance comes into play. These capsules help you keep blood sugar under control, balance your mood and decrease cravings for sweets. Managing weight has never been easier!