Sugar and your gut are not friends. Why? Because sugar feeds the bad bacteria contributing to your gas, bloating, diarrhea and even constipation. .
Tips for quitting sugar by @gutrebuilding
My tips for quitting sugar: .
Check your blood sugar every hour. Yes, go to the drugstore and buy a glucose meter just like the one diabetics use. Grab a little journal and start documenting your numbers. Especially check every hour after you eat. Now, keep it under 110. This will reduce sugar cravings, in general, and get your body to be a fat burner instead of a sugar burner. .
Eat roots. Root veggies satisfy the need for sweet, but also contain fiber and feeds a happy microbiome. Rutabagas, turnips, beets, parsnips... Cube and roast with fresh thyme, onions, garlic, fresh sage, olive oil, and salt.
Don’t skip a meal. When getting sugar out of your system (and rebalancing your insulin and other hormones) you don’t want to have a blood sugar dip. That is your most susceptible time to eat sugar again. So don’t let your blood sugar dip too far.
Make breakfast big. It’s easy to want to skip breakfast or eat lightly. It makes you feel like you’ll eat lightly all day and that you’re on the right track. But actually, I have found that eating a large hearty breakfast “breaks” my fast and allows me to get the calories I need for the first half of the day. By dinner time I’m not as hungry. If I eat a light breakfast or skip lunch I eat way too much at dinner and go to bed with a heavy tummy. No fun. My fave breakfasts are turkey, guacamole, & greens sautéed with caramelized onions. Or celery juice, butter-leaf salad with shredded carrot, 1 clove garlic pressed, edible flowers, avocado, apple, and dressing •
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