Afternoon slump? We've all been there—the crash after indulging in sugary treats, leaving us drained and far from our best. But there's hope! By prioritizing stable energy, we can break out of this cycle of blood sugar spikes and crashes!
What does stable blood sugar levels mean?
When we talk about stable blood sugar levels, we mean having a consistent supply of energy throughout the day. This means avoiding the highs and lows that come with sugar crashes, caffeine crashes, and other energy fluctuations that can leave us feeling drained and unproductive.
So, what causes a blood sugar crash?
We're so glad you asked! Whenever you eat, your blood sugar is likely to spike slightly. However, what matters is how quickly and how high it spikes. So let's break this down some more... When you consume foods or drinks with a high sugar (and/or carb) content, your blood sugar levels spike. But what goes up must come down, and when those levels plummet, you're left with symptoms such as feeling like a deflated balloon. And let's not forget the hangry factor - low blood sugar can turn even the sweetest of us into a snarling beast.
So, what can you do to avoid this blood sugar rollercoaster ride after eating?
For starters, say goodbye to sugary snacks and hello to foods that release energy slowly, like veggies, healthy fats, and proteins. And don't forget to hydrate! Dehydration can lead to fatigue and sluggishness.
Trust me, keeping your energy levels stable is the key to feeling your best. So put down that candy bar and bag of chips, and grab a nutritious Resist bar instead. Your body (and your coworkers) will thank you.
Here are some more ways to keep your energy levels in check:
- Get some shut-eye: You know what's not cute? Walking around like a zombie because you didn't get enough sleep. Aim for 7-9 hours of good, deep and restorative sleep a night and thank yourself later.
- Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and make sure to add electrolytes to it to keep yourself feeling refreshed and energized.
- Move it, move it: Sitting on your behind all day is not doing you any favors, my friend. Take a brisk walk during your lunch break or do some gentle stretching to get your blood flowing.
- Snack smart: Instead of reaching for a bag of chips opt for healthy snacks filled with healthy fats, fiber and protein to keep your energy levels up without the crash.
There you have it! Follow these tips and you'll be feeling like a boss babe with energy levels through the roof!
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