Irene

Sugar and Energy: The “Crash”

In health, lifestyle, wellness on March 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

FIRST IN A BLOG SERIES ON THE EFFECT OF SUGAR ON YOUR ENERGY:

Sugar creates fluctuations in blood sugar levels, resulting in that well-known “sugar crash,” resulting in that listless, sleepy, depressed and, even sometimes irritable and anxious, feeling.

Here’s why:  First, you need to know that your body only needs ONE TEASPOON of sugar in the blood.  When you eat sugar, you’re creating a “high sugar emergency.”  Your body will immediately send for insulin to transport the sugar into your cells where it’s converted to fuel.  It does such a good job it removes ALL the sugar; you’ll not only crash—but your body will interpret the “low blood sugar” emergency and send the signal for you to eat even more sugar.

 

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Irene Ross, CHHC, AADP is a nutrition and wellness coach who helps people instantly increase their energy so they avoid that mid-morning or afternoon slump, get more done in less time and balance their lives.  Author of the forthcoming book, 25 Ways To Fire Up Your Day:  Increase Energy, Get More Done in Less Time, Balance Your Life, her website is:  www.irenefross.com.

Irene writes a regular newsletter, “Wellness Power.”  To sign up, e-mail her at: irener@eating4achieving.com.

 

 

 

 

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