Are you a healthy eater?
It might surprise you that even if you’re consuming a diet of real food - whole grains, veggies, fruits - you can still be missing the mark when it comes to what you should be eating.
Recently, after a routine blood test to rule out another issue, I discovered a surprising result of my real food diet.
And I want to share it with you so you can avoid the mistake I made.
Did you know that it is estimated that 1 out of 3 people suffer from pre diabetes? That’s a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes.
A simple A1C blood test - a measurement of the average glucose levels in your blood - is a reliable indicator of this condition. It can easily be done by your health care professional.
Then once you know your levels, it’s SUPER helpful to develop a food plan. Because it's possible to reverse the effect of high blood sugar by changing your diet.
A food plan is a list of foods that your body can digest without sending your blood sugar levels to the moon! A food plan will be one of your keys to success on your journey to health with real foods.
Since we are all unique - and our bodies may process foods differently - it’s essential to know which foods work for you and which ones raise your blood sugar levels.
Some of these insights can come from your doctor, but most of it will be your job to figure out.
I found helpful information in the book Blood Sugar Solutions by Mark Hyman, MD.
This is a great resource that I use often. It boils high blood sugar down to a simple concept - you can control your health with your fork. PLUS it helps you create a food plan that works.
Need more? Join my Facebook group Glucose Girls with Tess Hoke. We’re managing our blood sugar with our forks. And creating a warm community that can support & educate you. Plus, you’ll begin to create a strategy that can help you take your food plan and implement it into your daily life.
Get started today with my Real Food Formula - this free download can help you begin to turn your food plan into a workable strategy and avoid mealtime meltdowns. Because it’s one thing to know what foods to eat. It’s another to make that list work in your busy life.