So many of us struggle with managing our weight. Whether we want to lose 5 lbs or 50, most of all we just want to feel good in our own skin, confident in our clothes and have all the energy we need to take on our day. That isn’t too much to ask, is it?
But it’s so frustrating when we feel like we’re doing all the right things like eating right (salad with chicken on it for lunch anyone??) and exercising, but still aren’t seeing the results we want.
It’s not your fault. The cravings aren’t your fault either. No one has explained the keys you need to know in order to maintain your weight. I didn’t know these things either, but I am going to share them with you today.
You see, looking and feeling good really shouldn’t be that hard. But with all the conflicting information out there, it takes too much time to dig through it all to figure out what will actually work.
These 2 things are key, so listen up!
Manage Blood Sugar
This sounds like something that you would only have to worry about if you’re a diabetic. But if you think that, then you’re missing out on a key component of weight management and energy levels. Those spikes and crashes in blood sugar are what create our spikes and crashes in energy. And the resulting fatigue and cravings cause us to grab the convenience foods that start the roller coaster all over again.
Don’t think you have a problem with chronic inflammation? Well, do you have symptoms such as:
If you suffer from any of the above, then you likely need to deal with the inflammation in your body before you can heal. And this can be what is standing between you and your ideal weight.
How to Address Blood Sugar
There are a number of factors that can be causing your blood sugar to become unstable. A diet high in sugars and refined starches, as well as excess stress, are important factors.
Grab this delicious sugar-free weekday meal plan and guide so that you can easily shop and prep a weeks’ worth of meals that will be tasty and align with this goal.
How to Address Inflammation
This one might take some trial and error to figure out the root cause. But some of the places to look include:
- High level of sugars and starch in your diet (grab that sugar-free guide here)
- Cooking with the wrong oils (learn what oils to use here)
- Hidden food sensitivities (use an elimination diet or book a call with Bonnie to discuss)
- Lack of exercise
- Chronic stress
- Hidden infections
If you don’t address your blood sugar and inflammation issues, you will never be successful at sustained weight loss.