“FUEL” = Blood sugar.
Blood sugar is controlled by the central nervous systems (CNS) communication with the “PAALS:” the Pancreas, the Adrenal Glands, Adipose Tissue, the Liver, and Skeletal Muscle.
Research shows that blood sugar is regulated by the CNS first, and then the PAALS are triggered to help.
If we aren’t fueling our body, we’re not fueling our brain, which then inhibits the function of other organ systems.
Some typical symptoms of unregulated blood sugar can include, but are not limited to:
- Difficulty waking up in the morning
- Mid-day sugar or caffeine craving
- Awaken a few hours after falling asleep
- Binge or uncontrolled eating
- Irritable before meals
- Shaky if meals delayed
- Headache if meals are skipped or delayed
To support blood sugar, follow these three guidelines.
Eat a quality protein, healthy fat, and an unrefined carb at each meal to reduce spikes in blood sugar and insulin.
Eat a snack in between meals every 2-3 hours, especially if your energy is low. This will stabilize blood sugar, help with energy & clarity, and reduce mid-day crashing/fatigue.
Reduce stress levels by practicing mindfulness and meditation.