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Hormones – Step 1

Food and Hormones
How many women are waking at 3:00 a.m.?

  • this is not a true sleep problem.
  • it is a blood sugar problem.


sleepdeprivedWhy the weight gain at menopause?

  • Our carb-heavy food-pyramid-diet finally begins to catch up to us
  • Sets you up for insulin resistance
  • People gain weight, especially abdominal fat
  • Blood sugar levels gradually begin to fluctuate more when we eat
  • You are on the blood sugar roller coaster, the rapidly falling blood sugar produces symptoms
  • Brain drives you to eat quicky carbs, sweets, starches to raise glucose fats



Woman Holding Donut --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisDo you crave sugar and sweets in the evening?

  • Are you snacking after dinner on chips, cereal, baked goods, popcorn, ice-cream?
  • You are on a blood sugar roller coaster
  • During the night your blood sugar is going to drop to fast, the brain senses an emergency, adrenal glands produce adrenalin to raise blood sugar.
  • The surge of adrenalin will pop you awake.
  • Do you have symptoms of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia during day?
  • Do you stash snacks and candy everywhere?
  • If you go 3 or 4 hours without food, is it a crisis situation?
  • Do you feel anxious, hot, sweaty, weak if a meal is skipped?
  • You are on a blood sugar roller coaster and possible pre-diabetes

What to do for rapidly falling blood sugar

  • Stabilize blood sugar 24/7
  • No meal skipping, eat 3 meals a day. Substantial breakfast.
  • PFV – Meals are Protein, Fat, Vegetables
  • Avoid foods that spike blood sugar (candy, soda, things made out of flour, juice, froo froo drinks at Starbucks)
  • Join my Facebook real food group: Get Better 2018






The beauty of eating this way – low carb, real food

  • Lose weight
  • Sleep better
  • Reduced PMS pain and symptoms
  • Reduced inflammation everywhere
  • Less brain fog, mental clarity
  • Improves skin
  • Increases energy

Do you eat right, but still wake up in the middle of the night?

Read this.

Have a Fat Snack before bed

  • 1/2 c berries with coconut milk
  • 1/2 Apple with 2 Tbs nut butter
  • 1/2 avocado with a clementine
  • Apple slices sautéed in butter with cinnamon
  • 1/3 c Guacamole with veggies
  • Avocado pudding