How to Stabilize Your Blood Sugar
Refined Sugars with Natural Sugars One Step At a
Blood sugar (glucose) is the fuel for every
single cell in your body. Eating balanced meals at
regular intervals throughout the day is the most
important thing we can do to keep our fuel supply
stable. In order to know how to balance a meal, it
is necessary to understand how different foods
burn. I like to use a simple campfire analogy to
explain this to clients. Food burns a lot like a
Fats are like the big log in the fire that burns
for a long time. Fats are slow-burning fuels that
help to stabilize blood sugar and allow you to go
between meals without feeling so hungry. Fats
also send a signal to your brain to tell you when
you're satisfied, so you know when to stop eating.
This explains why people on low-fat diets are so
hungry all the time.
Eating fats at every meal helps to control your
appetite. The best fats for consumption are
butter, lard, tallow, coconut oil, palm oil or olive
oil. Good fats should be included with every meal.
Protein is like the teepee which provides the
support and structure for the campfire. Protein is
the building block for every single cell in the
body. It's what the body uses to heal and repair.
Protein also supplies the body with amino acids
which help to stabilize blood sugar and reduce
cravings for carbohydrates. Complete protein comes
from animal sources and should be part of every meal.
Carbohydrates are quick burning fuels which are
like the kindling in the campfire. Carbohydrates
that are high in fiber burn a little slower, like
little twigs. The processed carbohydrates like
white bread, sugared cereals, candy, cakes,
cookies, crackers, pasta, and bagels burn up more
quickly, like leaves and paper.
And what would happen if you threw a bunch of
twigs, leaves, and paper in a pile and lit them on
fire? You'd get a huge blaze and then it would
burn out quickly. The same thing happens when you
eat a meal of nothing but carbohydrates, even the
natural ones like fruits, vegetables and whole
So to keep your blood sugar stable, think of
building a nice campfire at each meal. Start with
your protein teepee, add some natural carbohydrate
kindling, and be sure to include your big fat log
to keep your fire burning strong!