Today we’re joined by Meredith Mann of The Peachie Spoon. In addition to beign a CPT, she is a holistic nutrition and wellness consultant who helps women find food freedom. Today’s discussion revolves around the importance of blood sugar stabilization. Meredith shares her own experience with hypoglycemia and the tools she uses to attain balance with her blood sugar.
Meredith takes us through what blood sugar is, how it works, and what role insulin plays. When it comes to monitoring blood sugar, you want to aim for small spikes and dips. For Meredith, there is always a place for bread and for dessert, but there is also an opportunity to eat them in a healthier way.
Having a history with anorexia, Meredith explains how it led to her now struggling with hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. She has been temporarily using a glucose monitor and an app to help her manage this. Through this experience, she learned even more about what foods profoundly influence blood sugar, as well as what exercises have this type of effect too.
Right now, there is a trend towards low-carb diets, but this isn’t really the answer. Carbohydrate-heavy foods like potatoes are nutritious and also full of fiber. It’s a whole food – a real food – and should be part of a balanced diet. As long as your carbohydrates are from a whole food source, there are probably a lot of benefits too.
A lot of Meredith’s clients are moms, and they struggle with the after-school slump. When you’re feeling hungry and stressed, it’s easy to overeat. Being mindful can help you stay on track. Sometimes we eat when what we really want is comfort.
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My other podcast with Meredith: https://wellandworthylife.com/why-the-all-or-nothing-approach-to-diets-doesnt-work/