6 Step Blood Sugar Report: Step 6
Today is the last step…Step 6: Troubleshooting Tips
Congratulations for making it this far. Incorporating the previous 5 steps you have undoubtedly made tremendous progress in controlling your blood sugar. Doing any one of them would help but putting all of them together has created a powerful team that will boost your ability to achieve quicker results.
However, sometimes, even faithfully following all of the first 5 steps leaves your blood sugar still shy of being under control. Don’t despair. There are still easy actions you can take to bridge that gap.
Here are a couple Troubleshooting Tips that I have found really useful with my patients:
1 — Be patient. Some bodies respond more quickly to these changes than others. I know we all want to see results as quickly as possible, but sometimes it’s important to work with our body and kindly give it time to adapt to change. It often takes a few weeks for our bodies to get used to this new process of burning through blood sugar. It also takes between 2-3 weeks for Berberine and Magnesium to have their full effect. So, there can be a non-immediate adjustment period.
2 — Change lunch or dinner. While I have seen changing breakfast to make the biggest difference in blood sugar control, changing lunch or dinner can help enhance what you’ve already started by eating a new type of breakfast. Getting your body off to the right start is great but it can’t counterbalance the impact of chips and sweets. If that mirrors any part of your food consumption habits, struggles with undesired blood sugar levels will continue. You may not need to make extreme diet changes, but keep this in mind if you are serious about controlling blood sugar.
To help with this, click here to download some quick and easy recipes that we use for our weight loss program called The Ketox Method. Scroll through and try some of the recipes for lunch or dinner. I think that you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how tasty and satisfying they are, as well as, easy to prepare.
3 — Have a snack before bed. This may sound counterintuitive but it is actually a very effective strategy for controlling morning blood sugar spikes. When your body becomes too low in fuel overnight you can get that same cortisol surge that we talked about in Step 3. This causes a blood sugar spike overnight and into the morning. The best way to combat this is to choose a snack that is high in fat with a little protein but still low in carbohydrates.
I enjoy another serving of The Ketox Shake. Of course it’s simple to make and tastes great. It is high in fat and moderate in protein so it keeps your body fueled overnight without causing the blood sugar spike. And sometimes I enjoy adding a little cacoa powder for a delicious end of day treat. Cacoa powder not only gives it a nice chocolately flavor but has also been shown to help control blood sugar. Here is the recipe for my bedtime shake:
Dr. Wiggy’s Sweet Dreams Bedtime Shake:
1 cup unsweetened milk substitute (almond or coconut)
1 scoop of Ketox Shake
Cacao powder to taste, optional
Heat up the unsweetened non-dairy milk in a coffee mug. Add the scoop of Ketox Shake and cacoa powder. Blend and enjoy.
Our Ketox Shake was an important part of Step 2: Eat This Type of Breakfast (If you received a special email from me, check there for a discount code. If you would like a discount code you can sign up for that series here).
Step 2: Eat This Type of Breakfast
Step 3: Microworkouts
Step 4: Spray This On Your Muscles
Step 5: Stop Using Toxins
Step 6: Troubleshooting Tips
I hope that my 6 Step Blood Sugar Fix has been helpful, informative and taught you something new about how you can control your blood sugar. You do have the power to make positive changes and these steps can be your superhero sidekick to success. Thanks for sticking with me. And, let me know how it’s worked for you. I love hearing stories of your health and healing.
Keep an eye out for my other emails because I share a lot of other information that I have learned along the way.