The more unstable your blood sugars are, the worse you will feel.
Brain fog, energy slumps, sugar cravings, stimulant cravings, and mood swings are consequences of consuming high glycemic, high carb foods.
If your Type 1 Diabetic, you’re at an even greater risk and more likely to have sudden, dramatic blood sugar swings and long term, serious health complication because of them.
Put simply, it is virtually impossible to mimic your pancreas. A non-diabetic, with a healthy pancreas, cannot even maintain efficient energy/health control with an out of balance diet.
The higher the carb ➜ the higher dose of insulin that is needed ➜ the more insulin you use, the greater the level of uncertainty.
In theory, you could weigh and count everything you eat down to the last gram and give yourself that dose, but I am 99% certain you will fail at maintaining acceptable blood sugar levels.
Our idea of what we are actually consuming and its effect on our blood sugar levels is extremely ambiguous. Do you think our injections move the blood sugar out of our blood at the exact same rate our bodies metabolize those carbs? No. But that is a complicated topic that I will get into in another post.
➜ The larger carb consumption, the larger margin for error.
➜ The larger carb consumption, the greater the roller coaster.
Choosing foods to fuel our lifestyle efficiently is what we need to strive for.
If the kinds of foods you’re eating give you consistently unpredictable blood sugar levels, then it will be impossible to normalize blood sugars.
But it is possible and empowering to fuel your body with foods that minimally effect your blood sugars. You will feel GREAT, look great, and have greater control of your diabetes.
FOODS YOUR BODY HATES:
Breads, pasta, sugary drinks, processed foods.
FOODS YOUR BODY LOVES:
Chicken, eggs, fish, lean red meats, avocado, nuts, berries.
Veggies, psyillium, almond meal, coconut flour, flax.
➜ Everything you eat is converted into glucose—the fuel that drives our body's processes.
➜ A food's GI (glycemic index) score is based upon how quickly it converts to glucose in the body.
➜ Foods with a high GI convert rapidly into glucose, while foods with low GI convert more slowly—minimizing blood glucose spikes.