Snacking right is a great way to help your hormones to function better! Skipping meals and snacking on junk is a sure fire way to jack up your insulin, and stress hormone cortisol and throw off your hormones making your PMS, fertility, skin, weight and mood worse!Do you snack right? How’s your energy? Do you feel older than your age? Are you foggy headed? If you’re dealing with any of these problems, then why not try out some of my favorite snacks for balancing my blood sugar? They’re sweet, satisfying and there’s not a carrot stick in sight!I love snacking, in fact, I endorse it fully! For many women, when trying to lose weight, one of the first things they think they must stop doing is snacking. But here at Flo Living we believe snacking - with tasty, healthy food combinations, of course - is an important part of any plan to lose weight, look and feel better. I teach women that an essential part of your WomanCode is the blood sugar group of organs - the pancreas and liver. Along with your uterus, ovaries, and vagina - these two are also lady parts that deserve to be treated kindly. Unstable blood sugar is a core underlying cause of hormonal health problems. Whether you’re dealing with unbearable PMS, low libido, irregular cycles or difficult periods - balancing your blood sugar is the key to your healing journey. It’s also a must-have part of the process of coming off the Pill successfully and regaining your fertility. You need to use food to stabilize your blood sugar throughout the day. Doing so will give you the energy you need to power through your goals and improve your hormonal health as a whole. Choosing and eating the right kinds of snacks between your meals takes the pressure off your liver to deal with fluctuating blood sugar levels, leaving it more room for the essential work of eliminating estrogen and supporting your hormonal balance. This is why I make mastering blood sugar balance the first step in the Flo Living protocol.
The low-energy epidemic
Not one woman who has walked into my clinic has had well-managed blood sugar. Not one! And many, if not most of them complain of low energy. They’re in their 20s and early 30s but feel so much older - as they find themselves foggy headed at 3pm, falling asleep on the sofa at 7pm...Glucose is your brain’s primary source of fuel - you need it to feel bright, awake, and energized. Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar levels, is what makes you crash and feel low and depleted mid-afternoon, sleepy before bedtime, and unable to stay focused and energized throughout the day. You need sufficient and sustained food intake to maintain a blood sugar stasis in the healthy range. That means eating three proper meals AND snacking in-between, especially when you’re under stress or strain from work, family life, or just a packed schedule. These are the times when we tend to forget about feeding ourselves properly, when it should actually be the time we prioritize our food intake to function at our best.
My favorite energy-boosting snacks
You should be eating a snack two and a half to three and half hours after your lunch. If you eat breakfast very early, feel free to snack between that meal and lunch too. I know when you feel low the last thing you want to reach for is simply carrots and hummus, that’s why I’ve selected truly satisfying and sweet snacks that will give you the boost you crave. The secret is - we need that sugary fix! Our bodies crave it for a reason. As you know, I’m all about listening to what your body has to say. We all have what I like to call our “sugar gremlins.” And when your sugar gremlins come calling, you need to be ready to offer them the right kind of healthy snack that will satisfy their needs. This will help you avoid seeking out the junk food that will make your blood sugar soar and crash like a storm at sea and trigger the hormonal health issues we all want to avoid.
- I’ll put sun butter on anything, but I do enjoy it on toast with a little organic sugar-free strawberry jam. Along with a cup of chai tea in the afternoon - this is bliss.
- I find dates are to be little powerhouses of energy - two of them with a couple of squares of dark chocolate fix me up for the rest of my busy day.
- A little bowl of goji berries and almonds make up a tasty and healthful trail mix.
- A quick smoothie with half a banana, half an avocado, some mango, spinach and ginger. Whizz and your done.
- It’s good to have something decadent and sweet on hand that you truly love for those times you need some me-time pleasure - for me, right now that’s these organic Clif Mojo bars, especially the almond, coconut and dark chocolate kind
Always remember, that once you have the right information about how your body really works, you can start making health choices that finally start to work for you! You can do this - the science of your body is on your side!to your FLO,AlisaGood things come in threes:
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