The first aim of this plan is to keep your blood sugars balanced, this is for everyone regardless of what your goals are. It is key for those who have hormonal symptoms, low energy, poor sleep, low mood, anxiety or looking to manage your weight.
I promise you this will make you feel better!
It is not just about reducing refined carbs (pasta, cakes, sugar, sweets, crisps, potatoes) - caffeine, alcohol and stress will also affect your blood sugar.
Golden rules of blood sugar balance:
🍬have protein with each meal (fish, chicken, turkey, meat, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, beans and legumes)
🍬eat good fats - they stop you from getting hungry and are absolutely essential for the body to function (oily fish, avocados, nuts and seeds, cold pressed oils)
🍬reduce sugar and refined carbs or ‘beige carbs’ (pasta, bread, white rice, jacket potatoes, biscuits, cake, pastry)
🍬limit alcohol and caffeine as it dysregulates blood sugar
🍬have lots of varied vegetables that will provide you with the nourishment you need, they keep you full and help you poop - especially the green leafy ones
🍬3 structured meals a day (1 snack if needed) – do not skip meals
🍬keep moving (this helps with glucose uptake in the cells)