Practical Steps to Balance Blood Sugar, Energy and Mood

adrenal health brain fog energy fatigue gut health May 17, 2024

 Are your blood sugar levels out of whack, causing uncomfortable gut and health symptoms? Emotional highs and lows? Energy slumps that require a 3pm nap just to pull it together before the kids get home? This could be due to sugar handling, which is responsible for maintaining blood sugar levels and giving you a consistent source of energy.  

To understand why our sugar handling goes out of whack, we need to take a closer look at the potential factors behind it. It's not just about the amount of sugar we consume, but also how our bodies handle and regulate it.


Here Are Some Key Causes Of Sugar Handling And Their Connections To Disrupted Glucose Regulation:

  • Intake: Excessive sugar intake, especially from refined sources, can overwhelm your body's ability to process and regulate glucose levels, leading to imbalances.

  • Low protein diet: Protein plays a role in stabilizing blood sugar levels and promoting satiety, reducing the likelihood of blood sugar spikes and crashes. This is the most common one I see.
  • Frequent meals/snacking: Consuming meals and snacks too frequently without allowing sufficient breaks between them can lead to constant influxes of glucose into the bloodstream, challenging the body's ability to regulate sugar effectively.
  • Liver: The health of your liver plays a significant role in sugar handling. If your liver is congested or fatty, it may struggle to effectively metabolize and regulate glucose.

  • Production: Dysregulation in insulin, the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels, can lead to excessive glucose production by the liver, contributing to poor sugar handling.

  • Insulin resistance: When your cells become resistant to the effects of insulin, glucose uptake is impaired, resulting in elevated blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance is commonly associated with poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and obesity.

  • Inflammation and infection: Chronic inflammation in the body can interfere with insulin signaling and impair glucose metabolism, contributing to poor sugar handling. Or the body may be using glucose as energy while trying to fight an active infection.

  • Adrenals: Your adrenal glands, responsible for producing stress hormones, also influence sugar regulation. Chronic stress and adrenal dysfunction can disrupt insulin sensitivity and impair glucose metabolism.

Understanding these interconnected causes can help us address the underlying issues contributing to poor sugar handling. By targeting these factors through dietary and lifestyle interventions, we can improve glucose regulation and promote better overall health. Ready to take control of your sugar metabolism? Let's explore practical solutions to optimize your sugar handling and reclaim your well-being.


Your Path to Lasting Relief: Practical Steps You Can Start Now

Imagine waking up feeling refreshed and energized, ready to tackle the day ahead. Food cravings no longer dictate your every move; instead, you have a newfound sense of control and freedom around food. You no longer find yourself reaching for sugary treats to satisfy those insatiable cravings. Your mind is clear, your emotions balanced, and you're no longer a slave to the rollercoaster of blood sugar spikes and crashes.

Throughout the day, your energy remains stable and consistent. Afternoons no longer bring a wave of exhaustion and the desperate need for a sugar or caffeine fix. You sail through the day with a sustained level of vitality, focus, and productivity. Your mood is lifted, and irritability and headaches are a thing of the past. Instead, you experience a sense of calm and mental clarity, allowing you to approach your kiddos, work, responsibilities, with ease and grace.

This is the vision I have for you, and it's absolutely achievable.


#1 Optimize Protein Intake: Protein helps stabilize blood sugar levels, promotes satiety, reduces cravings and provides essential nutrients for optimal energy production. Check out our Protein Masterclass to learn how to build a nourishing, delicious and sustainable nutrition foundation. Game Changer!


#2 Move Your Body: Incorporate daily physical activity into your routine, even if it's as simple as taking a walk. Regular exercise supports healthy blood sugar regulation, enhances insulin sensitivity, and boosts your overall energy levels. I recommend a 10-15 minute walk after every meal.


#3 Quality Sleep: Prioritize getting enough restorative sleep each night. Adequate sleep helps regulate hormones, including those involved in sugar handling, and promotes overall balance in your body. 7-9 hours minimum! So often a poor night of sleep results in poor food choices, and the dominos fall from there.


#4 Upgrade Your Coffee Game: King coffee is the perfect blend of organic, mold-free coffee and the extraordinary power of reishi spores (80X stronger than regular varieties). Reishi spores are a game-changer when it comes to balancing blood sugar levels, regulating hormones, reducing stress and anxiety, and enhancing overall brain function. I love that it's such an effortless swap in my daily routine that can make a remarkable difference in how I feel and perform throughout the day. 


The path to improved sugar handling begins with small, intentional steps. By implementing these strategies available to you, you'll be on your way to a healthier, more balanced relationship with sugar and a brighter future ahead.



Here's what some of my one-on-one clients have to say about these exact strategies and tips I'm sharing here: