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basics and glucose balance, reviewed by Dr. Amber Hayden, DO. Blood
glucose, or blood sugar, is an important source of energy for your body that’s converted
from the carbohydrates you eat. Find out more about this breakdown process and learn
how to have healthy blood sugar.
4 steps to balance
your blood sugar, reviewed by Dr. Amber Hayden, DO. Every day women
are told their blood sugar — or blood glucose — is elevated but don’t know what
their next steps should be. You can use diet and lifestyle to maintain healthy blood
sugar levels. Find out more now.
to use the glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL), reviewed
by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. The glycemic index ranks foods numerically according
to their potential to increase levels of both blood sugar (glucose) and insulin
levels. Glycemic load measures the impact that foods have on your blood sugar when
they’re broken down. Read more about how to use these tools to make good diet decisions.
Confused about carbohydrates?
A quick guide to the carb spectrum. We’ve all heard the phrase
“good carb, bad carb,” but the real spectrum of carbohydrates is much wider and
more detailed. Understanding more about carbs can help you manage your weight and
blood sugar and shut down food cravings.
What is insulin resistance?
Reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. Insulin resistance occurs when your body no
longer uses insulin effectively to manage the amount of sugar that you’re taking
in from carbohydrates like white bread, pasta and cookies. Understanding how insulin
works can help you stay healthy.
How to avoid insulin
resistance, reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD. Women with insulin
resistance are at greater risk for a long list of health issues. You can avoid insulin
resistance by choosing the right foods and making good lifestyle choices. Find out
what you can do to help ensure that you stay healthy.
Types of sugar
in carbohydrates. Sugar hides in all kinds of foods. This chart
will help you understand all the different kinds of sugars contained in carbohydrates.
How to regulate insulin using the 4 food groups. For good, natural
insulin regulation, it’s important to choose foods from all four food groups. See
what foods to avoid and how to build your diet out of lean protein, healthy fats,
complex carbohydrates, and plenty of fiber.
5 days without sugar.
This little diary shows how one woman tries to go 5 days without eating sugar or
sweets. It’s funny and real and gives you several great options for sugar-free treats.
5 days on a low-carb diet.
One of the best diet decisions you can make is to reduce the amount of simple carbs
you eat every day. Read this diary from one of our Advisors who tracked her progress
when she tried to cut down on non-nutritious options by adding more complex carbs
to her meals.
How to stop sugar cravings.
Reviewed by Dr. Sarika Arora, MD. You may feel powerless when it comes to intense
sugar cravings but they have real, physiological causes, including hormonal fluctuations
and chronic stress. Understanding more can help you stop your cravings, lose weight
and get healthy.