Many of us are stuck on a blood sugar rollercoaster and we don’t even know it. We find ourselves reaching for a muffin at 10 a.m. and can’t make it through the day without a mid-afternoon cup of coffee or energy drink. It’s so common, we’ve come to regard it as normal.
Today, an expert in nutritional science and kinesiology, Lindsea Willon, joins us to explain how we can make different choices to avoid blood sugar spikes and dips. She offers practical tips like reminding us not to take sugar into our bodies “unopposed”–meaning vegetables and fruits should be eaten with some kind of fat to slow down their absorption into our blood stream.
By eating differently, we can avoid short-term issues, like headaches, sleeplessness, PMS, and getting “hangry.” Proper nutrition can also help us avoid more serious health concerns like diabetes, PCOS, joint pain, and injuries.
Lindsea understands, both intellectually and from life experience, the importance of a healthy diet. An athlete in college, her poor diet led to injury and fatigue. Now, she fuels herself with nutrient-dense foods and encourages others to do the same. Her goal is for everyone to experience the energy and vitality that is their birthright. This episode will certainly give you the tools needed to get on the right track and to get off the blood sugar rollercoaster for good!
To find out more about Lindsea’s practice, visit biodynamicwellness.com.
Many of us are stuck on a blood sugar rollercoaster. We find ourselves reaching for a muffin at 10 a.m. and can’t make it through the day without a mid-afternoon cup of coffee or energy drink. It’s so common, we’ve come to think of it as normal.
Lindsea Willon is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, who studied Nutritional Sciences at the University of California, Berkley and who also has her Masters in Kiniseology. She joins us today to explain why these blood sugar spikes and dips are not the body’s natural state. When we start the day with a sweet treat or even just a banana, our body sounds the alarm. In response to the influx of sugar, our pancreas begins to pump insulin into the bloodstream. And so begins the vicious cycle of sugar crashes and insulin resistance.
Lindsea explains the importance of optimal nutrition for a peak functioning musculoskeletal system. If we nourish our bodies with nutrient-dense foods, we will have the energy and vitality to live the lives we want. This episode will empower you to free yourself from the highs and lows of the blood sugar rollercoaster!
This episode highlights:
- How our bodies utilize sugars and fats
- Why fruits and starchy veggies should be eaten in moderation and in combination with fats
- Excess sugar consumption and the road to weight gain, insulin resistance, hormonal imbalance, and diabetes
- How insulin resistance is like having an overactive air conditioner
- The normalization of dysfunctional states (like being “hangry”)
- Why people with a nutritional deficit are more prone to injuries
- Why the body prioritizes the internal organs over the muscles and joints, and how athletes can eat to promote a resilient musculoskeletal system
- How movement can help us remove sugar from the blood
- The different effects of cardio and resistance training
Why our bodies are so well-adapted to going without sugar