If you have any of the following problems, you can benefit from a sugar regulation diet:
- chronic mental instability
- mental fragility
- mental fogginess
- mental and physical fatigue
- chronic weight gain
- inability to lose weight and keep it off
- chronic anger/irritability
You can improve your condition in as little as 30 days with very little cost and change in your lifestyle.
1) Eliminate wheat—all wheat, that includes pasta, bread, cereals, crackers, cookies. Wheat is notorious for causing sugar dysregulation, so no wheat for you.
2) Eat 60-75 grams of useable protein per day. If your current protein resources were useable, you wouldn’t have this sugar regulation problem. You must put this useable protein in your breakfast and every snack. If you have a meal with very little protein, you may want to add 10-20 grams of useable protein. I recommend: Sun Warrior raw fermented brown rice protein powder. You can get it on Amazon. Start your day with two scoops=32 grams. You can use this for snacks or supplemental meal protein as well. Just use a shaker cup, add water and protein, shake and drink. If you are tolerant of dairy, greek yogurt makes a great snack or dessert with 14 grams of useable protein. On the go, you can take Think Thin bars which provide 20 grams of useable protein, or use a half one as a dessert to supplement your meal.
3) Eat three smaller meals and two protein snacks each day. Breakfast–midmorning snack–Lunch–midafternoon snack–Dinner. Set your iPhone alarm to remind you to eat your protein snacks.
4) Don’t overeat. You know that last bite that leaves you feeling, “I shouldn’t have eaten that last bite”. Stop eating before you eat the bite that puts you over your limit of feeling good. Overeating will also drive you into sugar dysregulation. Once it goes out of balance, it can take 12-24 hours to get it into a healthy balance again. You will get the hang of it sooner than you think. (signs of dysregulation: sleepy, fatigued, lost motivation, moody, foggy thinking, irritable, craving sugar, anxiety, depression. . .you get the picture)
5) Discipline. Yes, I said that ugly little word that no one really wants to hear. Listen, discipline is one side of a coin, and the other side is freedom. When the freedom you give yourself lacks discipline, you risk losing the freedom you want the most; the freedom to feel good, live longer, be happy and think more clearly. You have to give up ways that aren’t working for you. Discipline yourself with these simple new habits and expand your awareness of the freedom to be healthier, happier and more fulfilled. It doesn’t take a prescription,wonder supplement or a ton of money; just your decision to live your life in a better way.
*a supplement that can support you while you are developing this new habit is “inositol powder”. It tastes like sugar. Eat 1 tsp three times a day while you are learning to balance your body’s sugar regulation. Some folks find it helpful to continue taking a half dose while others continue with higher doses. Your diet management is the key to not needing this supplement support.