How to use glucose monitoring to reduce cravings, increase energy and lose weight

Can you really impact your blood sugar through your diet? And can those changes influence whether you crave sugar, how your energy and sleep are, and your ability to lose weight (if that is a goal of yours)? 

Yes. Yes. Yes. And more!

How Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Works

*A reminder that you are guided through all of this in more detail in The Balance Your Blood Sugar Program.*

  1. You order one online (they are about $200 for 4 weeks' worth of monitoring. (Most non-diabetics don’t need to do it beyond that because you will learn enough in that time.)  
  2. You insert the monitor in to your arm (I am a big wuss when it comes to pain, and this didn’t hurt me – in fact when you do it right you barely feel it.)
  3. You connect the app on your phone with the monitor, and start tracking.
  4. With respect to the numbers and data, we will dive into this and provide you with 1:1 guidance in The Balance Your Blood Sugar Program, but it’s important to understand that we’re not looking for your numbers to simply fall in the regular range; rather, we are looking for optimal numbers, because that’s where you see meaningful changes from a health perspective.
  5. Based on what you eat and your lifestyle, you will see certain spikes, dips and plateaus. As you make little tweaks to your meals, you’ll notice these spikes, dips and plateaus change too.
  6. The best part is that because the data is real-time, you can quickly adjust and notice how you feel immediately. I find it really motivating that the changes and results are so quick!

How CGM Reduces Cravings, Increases Energy & Leads to Weight-loss

Now that you understand the basics, how does it actually improve how you feel? Let’s start with cravings and energy. Put simply, when you eat, your body takes the glucose from the food you consumed and puts it into your cells for energy. To do this, your body releases insulin. The higher your blood sugar goes, the more insulin is required. When your body releases large amounts of insulin, while it does deal with the high blood sugar, it then results in a blood sugar deficit, leaving you tired and craving something to get your blood sugar back up into the normal range. 

If you can minimize the spikes (through real-time data/feedback of the CGM), you minimize the amount of insulin released, and instead get energy from eating, and not feel tired or crave food between meals. 

The same goes for weight loss. Research shows that decreasing blood sugar levels (and therefore insulin levels), leads to a reduction in BMI and weight. In fact, insulin is known as a fat-storage hormone. I know from working with our 1:1 clients that many of you initially think of weight loss as requiring restrictive dieting, or removing entire food groups, and not sustainable or very difficult. Using a CGM makes weight loss easy because you simply need to reduce the blood sugar spikes (through the data on your CGM).

Food is really individual and all of us respond differently. I will be guiding a small group of clients through using a CGM and understanding the data it provides and how to make simple changes to improve your blood sugar in the Balance Your Blood Sugar Program

How the Balance Your Blood Sugar Program Works

Right now, we are offering $150 off the program. Upon registering, you’ll be sent a link to get your glucose monitor mailed to you. This only takes 2-3 business days for most people. You will also receive a welcome package with CGM basics – how to insert it pain-free, a link to our weekly Zoom calls, and what levels to aim for in your monitoring.

Then, each week we’ll meet live on Zoom for our coaching session. During this hour, I’ll share education on a different aspect of blood sugar monitoring and ways to reduce your spikes (and therefore improve your energy, cravings and weight), along with recipes and practical suggestions. You’ll also be able to share your own blood glucose reports with me to receive guidance and suggestions, and ask any questions you may have.

As part of the program, you’ll also receive custom weekly meal plans and recipes to help reduce your cravings, increase your energy and shed weight.

This program is limited to a very small number of people, and right now we have a $150 off promotion. If you have any questions, you can also hit reply to this email, or book a time to chat here.

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