FitLivin's 3-2-1 Eat! program encourages clean eating. Meaning, we recommend that you choose foods as close as possible to their natural state most of the time. Note the last 4 words, “most of the time”. Processed foods should be eaten in moderation….but ...they taste so good and they’re so darn convenient. I know, I get it but research is showing that processed foods may be addictive. In studies, the most addictive foods were processed foods that were high in fat and that had a high glycemic load or had the greatest increase in blood sugar. Some of the foods that had the greatest risk for addiction were chocolate, ice cream, cookies, chips, muffins and french fries. Shocker, right! ha! I'm pretty sure if most of us sat down in front of a bag of potato chips without any other options that we would have a tough time stopping at just one serving. This is where balance  comes in. It’s important to realize what type of foods impact gastric emptying hence slow down the rate your body absorbs sugar so that you can make an effort to always include one or more of them in your meals/snacks.

Blood Sugar Balancers 

  • Proteins: Poultry, fish, seafood, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds…
  • Healthy Fats: nuts, seeds, olives, olive oil, flax seed, chia seeds, avocado & avocado oil, fatty fish like salmon, herring, and sardines…
  • Foods high in Fiber: Fruggies (fruits & vegetables), beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, whole grains…

Balance and moderation, are two of the most unsexy words on the planet but like it or not they are pretty important to managing your appetite and sustaining good health over a lifetime.