Do you ever get that late afternoon lull? You know what I am talking about around 2-4 pm when you feel like all you want to do is lay your head down and take a nap. Well what you could be experiencing is a drop in blood sugar.
You see when we eat we tend to see spikes in our insuling levels. Foods that contain higher amounts of sugar and fat will create even greater spikes. What typically follows these high spikes is deep low. Here is where you start to feel tired, sluggish and overall lethargic. When this happens most of us tend to reach for what? More sugar! Because just like a diabetic, our bodies sense that our blood sugars are low therefore the signals trigger a strong desire to eat something to get our blood sugars up quickly. This cycle ends up like a roller coaster ride throughout the day.
What is the solution?
- Eat smaller meals more evenly spaced out (ie every 2.5-3 hours)
- Balance your carbohydrate sources with small amounts of protein (ie 3-4 apple wedges and 1 tbsp of natural peanut butter)
- Reduce the frequency of foods that contain high amounts of sugar and fat with very little protein
Do these things consistently and I promise you will not be singing the mid afternoon blues much longer. For more information or a free consultation visit me at:
Yours in health,