What are the eating strategies that can help you upgrade your health and energy? In part two of my interview with corporate wellness expert Kate Cook, we look into strategic eating in more detail and the importance of balancing your blood sugar and knowing how that works.
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Topics Discussed in this Episode:
Blood sugar management
Ancel Keys and his Seven Countries Study
Whether you want to be a vegan or a Paleo or a keto, getting healthy all starts with blood sugar control. That is your structured strategy.
Balancing your blood sugar has to do with how you control your insulin, and that is how much sugar you have at any one time in your blood.
Time-restricted eating doesn’t work quite so well for women as it does for men.
Upgrading your health and energy is about finding the type of diet that you can sustain, that is both healthy and balanced.
Focus on balancing your blood sugar levels. Avoid sweet, fluffy, and white food. Aim for thick, 5% protein, and fat stuff.
Control your body’s inflammation.
If you want to do time-restricted eating, make sure that it fits with the rhythm of your household and the demands of your life.
Tune into your body and ask yourself: When you consume something, how does it make you feel? Do you feel energized consistently or do you have a big crash afterward? Does it feel like your body is enjoying this or does it feel like it’s fighting it?
“Upgrading your own energy, there’s no shame in that. So you can give that helping hand to everybody else and really shine in your community… Wherever you want to shine, this is the start.”
“On some of these strategies you have to be a little careful that you’re not so militant… Be kind to yourself and be sensitive to how you feel. And if it doesn’t suit you, don’t crack on with something that isn’t serving you.”
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