Keep Your Glucose in Check During the Holidays

Keep Your Glucose in Check This Season

Imagine NOT joining a new gym on January 2, 2024. NOT swearing off sugar, alcohol, or gluten on that very same day. What if you were able to pre-game your holidays, so that you wouldn’t get so derailed and need to start anew?

Let’s start to strategize before you grab another one of your kids’ Halloween candies.

🍬 Glucose Goddess Inspiration

I’ve been checking out the Glucose Goddess Instagram page, and I’m now reading her book, The Glucose Revolution. Moral of the story: AVOID GLUCOSE SPIKES ☠️ AND STAY BALANCED.

🥄 Balancing Act: Practical Tips

Here are some key takeaways:

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Apple Cider Vinegar

A tablespoon or two of Apple cider vinegar is a great pre-game approach to eating a meal high in starches and sweet foods - think dinner rolls, pie, jellies, etc… 🍎

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Veggies First

Start all meals with a vegetable or fibrous starter, like a salad, roasted broccoli, or hummus with carrots. This sets you up for success by slowing the absorption of foods, especially sugars and starches. 🥗 🥦 🥕

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Take a Walk

Take a post-meal stroll to keep things moving smoothly and help lower blood sugar levels. 🚶🏾‍♀️

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Dessert

If you plan to enjoy sweets, treat them like a dessert at the end of the meal, rather than having them on their own. 🍽️ 🍨

There is so much practical information in this fun read.

Along with these tips from the book, receiving acupuncture has an overall lowering effect on glucose/blood sugar, too! Check out this article for DIY acupressure.

 

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We are beginning to carry more products with a focus on helping to reduce glucose spikes. Host Defense’s Blood Sugar contains cinnamon, probably the most commonly used spice to have such a profound effect on glucose/blood sugar levels.

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