Carbohydrates are a favorite of many but does that mean they are good for your health?
The standard American diet, what I refer to as the SAD diet is filled with sugar and high glycemic foods. Some diets even recommend pseudo grains like millet, buckwheat, and quinoa, but what happens when you become sensitive to these carbohydrates, AND how do you know if you have become sensitive?
Symptoms of carbohydrate sensitivity and blood sugar imbalance
· Sleepy after consuming
· Belly bloat
· Food sensitivities
· Excess weight
· Crave sweets and starches
These are the symptoms I began to experience that had me questioning what was going on. I was vegan at the time, and thought that I was on an optimal diet and had things figured out. However I started to become super tired most of the day, had acne that I couldn’t get to go away, felt bloated 80% of the time and if I even looked at food I gained weight (not literally but you get what I’m saying.) The worst part for me was the brain fog, I am way too busy to deal with the mucky inability to think straight or remember where I put that important document that I needed.
What I found was that the constant consumption of these carbohydrates left me on a sugar roller coaster. So I decided to toss the high glycemic foods. I encourage you to do the same, do an experiment and see how your body responds.
Eat more carbohydrates in the form of sweet potatoes, parsnips and butternut squash, eat more vegetables and lean proteins. Do this for two weeks and then let me know how it goes! It doesn’t necessarily mean low carb, just choose the right carbs and see how your body thanks you!
If you want more individual support make sure you contact me, I’d love to hear about your goals and coach you to living a more purposeful and passionate life!
Blessings in health and happiness!