Until I changed my ways, I didn’t really notice how my blood sugar levels were affecting me. I used to just have my matcha in the morning and not eat until around 10am or 11am. Then, I would often skip lunch since I ate a late breakfast, maybe have a smoothie or a bar, and then I’d be crashing by the afternoon. I’d then have a snack, but I’d be starving before dinner. This used to be my norm until I did some blood work with my nutritionist. With that, we found that my glucose levels were really high in the morning, and then really low throughout the day. This indicated that I was on a blood sugar rollercoaster and I knew something had to change. So, here’s what I did to help stabilize my blood sugar levels.
1. I increased my protein intake
2. I started eating breakfast first thing in the morning
Doing this completely changed my body and the way I feel. This was not my intention and I don’t want to sound toxic or anything, but I probably lost ten pounds without even trying or thinking about it. I’m also pretty small already, so that’s kind of a lot for me. I didn’t set out to lose weight, but it’s so crazy how my body leaned out just by doing these two things. When I say I have like no cravings and really stable energy throughout the day, it’s kind of nuts. Really just focusing on protein and eating when I wake up; those two things changed my energy, changed my appetite and changed my body! So, I suggest eating something with protein 30 minutes to an hour of waking up and focus on getting protein with each of your meals. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or if you eat meat, anybody can do this and it will change how you look and feel!
By the way, if you haven’t listened to my episode with The Glucose Goddess, definitely go listen to it! We talked a lot about the importance of keeping your blood sugar levels consistent throughout the day and different methods for doing so.