“Laura my blood sugar spikes after eating. I must be insulin resistant, I need to eliminate carbs”
Whoever decided that we needed to keep our blood sugar as low as possible literally has no idea how the body works. Your blood sugar going up after a meal is NORMAL. Shocking I know. We are fearing a natural, healthy response to food.
A genius idea…
How about we supply the body what it needs often and keep it steady throughout the entire day to prevent the blood sugar rollercoaster and stress response?
For as long as I can remember we have been blaming sugar and carbs for every health ailment known to man. How many times have you been told to “just eliminate carbs”
Let me ask you.
How can something be so detrimental to our health when it is what our bodies, our cells, require to function optimally? Really, think about it. Our bodies preferred + optimal source of fuel is glucose (sugar).
It’s all about consuming the right types of sugar + limiting PUFAs.
Hear me out.
PUFAs in your bloodstream compete with sugar + block your cells from being able to metabolize your blood sugar.
When we are no longer giving our body it’s preferred source of fuel, our body begins to release stress hormones to keep you alive + prevent your blood sugar from dropping too low.
First the rise of adrenaline triggers stored PUFAs to be released into your blood stream which then prevents your body from being able to use sugar promoting insulin resistance of the cell + cell death.
Then as cortisol rises + protein breaks down + glucose surges + it is blocked from entering your cells + then this causes more adrenaline to rise, which leads to more insulin resistance + more cell death.
It’s the stored PUFA, released by stress or hunger, that slow metabolism and cause your insulin “resistance,” carb intolerance or diabetes.
You are not addicted to sugar, your body is probably just craving nourishment from over-consumption of PUFAs that have been starving your cells of glucose.
Short term you may eliminate carbs + feel great (bandaid) until you don’t and your metabolism tanks, your thyroid sucks, your liver isn’t functioning, your digestion is terrible, + your hormones are wack.
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