In keeping with the Glucose Goddess’ approach, we will endeavor to make no judgment on what we just ate… but, rather, work with our bodies to offset monumental glucose spikes and dips. One of the key principles is movement within 70 minutes of your last bite of food.
This season, make sure to keep your body moving. A 10-minute walk is adequate; but, in case it’s not optimal to do that (too dark, too cold or rainy ), consider simple low-impact exercises you can do right at home. Two great options are goblet squats and wall calf raises.
For wall calf raises, lean against a wall with your hands and slowly rise up on your toes, then lower back down. If your knees cannot handle that, try calf raises, lifting up and down on pointed toes 🩰. Standing, holding onto the wall or chair is fine. Try 2 sets of 30 with a quick break in-between.
Goblet Squat For goblet squats, hold a lightweight object close to your chest and squat down like you're sitting in a chair. Holding a weight or kettlebell is perfect…or bag of flour 😉. Go as low as you comfortably can, then stand back up. This strengthens your legs and core. Try for 15 of these!
As we get busy hosting parties and running around shopping, be sure to take a few minutes each day for your health.
Start With Veggies
If crudités are available, have a bit of that! Raw, cooked, or pickled veggies are the perfect starter to your meal. Even carrots with hummus fit the bill. Eat one of these starters at home before Thanksgiving, if you think there won’t be a tasty fiber dish that you can eat at your feast.
Here is my favorite salad dressing, Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing, which I use on salad greens all the time. I dress my arugula salad with it.