Hi Sassy,*****Sassy Sez:
I have been a vegan for over a year. I have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) so I avoid many items.
I'm about 20 lbs over weight & at times seem to fall in same eating pattern. Breakfast is the worst. I can't eat oatmeal, cereal, soy yogurt. they all have too much carbs or sugar and my sugar bottoms out. I'm trying to avoid carbs but it seems like the only thing available at times.
Will your weight loss course work for me?
Hi Tricia! Let's talk for a minute about the basics of blood sugar. It's really quite shocking how many people out there have a challenge with keeping their blood sugar balanced. When we eat simple carbs or sugar, blood sugar can skyrocket making us feel tremendous energy, but eventually those same simple sugars cause a pretty severe crash, making us feel tired and drained. So then you reach for MORE simple carbs or sugar so you get that energy back. It's a vicious cycle. And an unhealthy one too.
In addition, if you have too much glucose (sugar) circulating, the excess gets converted by your body into fat. If you don't have enough glucose, you feel hungry, lazy, nervous, depressed, etc.
So the trick (whether eating a vegan diet or not) is to keep your blood sugar as balanced as possible.
Some people think this means avoiding all carbs, but this is a mistake because not all carbs are created equally. There is a big difference between simple carbs and complex carbs.
Simple carbs (such as white rice or foods containing added sugars) cause that spike I mentioned above because all the sugar gets dumped into your body immediately -- there is no "filter" of sorts.
Complex carbohydrates digest more slowly, offering your body the important glucose it needs in a more even manner, which helps to keep blood sugar more balanced. The best types of foods in this regard are beans, peas, lentils, oats and whole grains.
As you make your way through Get Down With Sass!
you will discover week by week how to add these (and other) healthy fiber-filled foods into your diet. I provide the guidance and recommendations, and you learn to take this information to build your very own whole-foods vegan menus based on the foods YOU love. At the same time, you will be removing most sugars from your diet which most of the students find not only helpful as they go through the course, but many of them stick with this mostly-sugar-free way of eating because they come to love the way it makes them feel.
I believe the recommendations found throughout the course will help you to bring your blood sugar more into the balanced area it needs to be for optimum energy and weight loss. Of course, I offer a money-back guarantee so you have nothing to lose. ;)
Hope this helps.
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