Updated: Nov 22
Did you know that almost 88% of Americans may experience dysregulated glucose levels?
Blood sugar issues don't just apply to people with diabetes. Many of us might not even realize our blood suar is causing problems like stubborn weight, mood swings, cravings, acne, brain fog, and fatigue.
What is Glucose?
Glucose is a sugar that provides energy for the cells in your body. It is essential for many of your body's functions, including brain health. Glucose comes from foods that we eat, mostly carbohydrates like bread, fruit, or potatoes.
Blood Sugar Spike
Even though we need glucose, high levels of glucose (a "spike") can cause problems in the body. The presence of glucose signals the release of insulin, which carries it into your cells. When insulin spikes too high, it signals your body to store that insulin and triggers your hunger again. This can trap you in a cycle of constant hunger, high insulin, & storage of extra glucose as fat.
To keep our body in optimal condition, we want to keep a steady level of glucose (blood sugar) and insulin through the day. Too many spikes or dips cause confusion, stress, and weight gain.
BUT, sometimes we can't control a spike in blood sugar, we enjoy the occasional treat, or our cells don't respond to glucose or insulin like they should. (examples of this are diabetes, insulin resistance, and hypoglycemia) Some of us are also just more sensitive to certain foods. Even eating something healthy, like fruit, for some people will cause these spikes.
Bottom line - any unused sugars in our bodies are stored as fat.
What do we do?
So, how do we handle this problem?
#1 Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Be conscious of the amount of sugar you eat, when you eat it, and what you eat it with. Try sugar alternatives that don't spike blood sugar like Stevia and Agave.
#2 Eat small meals more often. Becoming overly hungry causes a dip in blood sugar, which then spikes when you eat again. This is one of the reasons why small meals through the day seem to help many people feel happier and more energized.
#3 ... guys, this is where it gets crazy. Up until now, #1 and #2 were some of our only options. Along with healthy, moderate exercise, there wasn't much else that helped regulate blood sugar levels.
Over the past 10 years or so, research has been done to show that certain enzymes can break down excess glucose (sugar) and turn it into fiber. This is revolutionary!
The supplement world has been buzzing about the release of this new product called Transform, which utilizes that same technology of transforming glucose into fiber. My own clients have seen INSANE results with this product, and I am so excited to see what it can do for you!
Being able to harness the power of our Blood Glucose levels will be a game changer for so many of us. I have already seen this product help my clients with weight, cravings, brain fog, stubborn acne, energy levels, and blood sugar management.
- Merilee Ford, M.A.