What if I told you that is completely false, and you alone (not your doctor, not pills), hold the power to reverse your diabetes.
Let’s first look at type II diabetes begins – bear in mind this is a simplistic chain of events, but lays the picture out quite clearly:
Too much sugar = too much insulin = sugar stored as fat = cells become insulin resistant = diabetes
If you’re wondering, how much is “too much sugar”…..
Well the body only allows about 1 tsp of sugar to circulate at any given time, so anytime we consume more than that in a sitting, our body will try to first use it as fuel, and then what it can’t use, our body will store as fat.
Obviously processed and sugary foods are a big problem, but what about whole foods? Can they be a part of the problem too? If you still believe ‘whole grains’ are healthy, I’d love to have a chat with you!!
Let’s take a look at a couple of common foods and compare their sugar contents in terms of their equivalent of tsps of table sugar:
White potato = 7.5 tsps
Banana = 5.7 tsps
1 slice brown bread = 3 tsps
Broccoli = 0.1 tsps
So, while processed flours, sugary foods are the biggest culprits, it’s easy to see how sugar intake can add up during a 24-hour period, even if we’re eating mostly whole foods. So how do you find the food plan that is going to work for you and your specific needs and keep your taste buds happy? Find a nutritionist, like myself, who can help you design a plan just for you!
Having my clients enjoy what they’re eating is one of my top priorities, so while we definitely focus on nutrient dense foods, I want you to enjoy every bite of your meals! If you’re ready for a change, connect with me today! email@example.com
***If you’d like to learn more about how much sugar is in your food, please visit https://phcuk.org/sugar/ and click on the link to download all the infographics, or you can just scroll down to view specific food categories.
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