Recover Fast From A Sugar Binge. Without Triggering Another.
If you’re prone to turn to sugar and white flour in times of high emotions (stress, exhaustion, celebration etc.), you know how hard it can be to brush it off and get back on track. Save these 9 steps to help bring your blood sugar and brain back into balance.
1. Accept it and breathe. It is easy to panic after a binge and start planning extreme ways to reverse or erase the impacts by starving, depriving or punishing yourself – all of which are the fastest ways to trigger more bingeing. Watch those thoughts pass like clouds, and replace them with nourishing affirmations. How important will this binge seem when you’re 90?
2. Drink warm water to flush extra glucose from system. As you come down from your sugar hit, keep a large bottle of warm water on hand to sip regularly. This will help your body to rebalance your blood sugar, and flush the body of additional toxins. You may like to add lemon for further cleansing.
3. Take Live Plant Enzymes to keep digestion moving. It may seem counter-intuitive to help your body digest sugary foods, but you want to keep your metabolism moving. Supporting your gut with live plant enzymes to breakdown and assimilate foods is a positive step to keep your body burning.
4. Eat fats and proteins to prevent blood sugar crash. Resist the urge to “starve off” the binge and instead focus on rebalancing blood sugar by making your next meals high in protein and fat. This sends a signal to your body that you’re not in starvation mode and do not need to store the extra glucose as fat. You may even take a tablespoon of flax oil, coconut oil or a handful of nuts, right after your indulgence to help prevent a crash.
5. Add micronutrients to support your state of mind. Nourishing your cells is a great way to reset your brain and body. Micronutrients are helpful for metabolizing sugar and supporting inner equilibrium. Take high-quality broad-spectrum mineral, and add dark green vegetables and vegetable juices to your diet to keep your mind and body functioning optimally.
6. Add fiber & probiotics to rebalance your gut. Bad bacteria and pathogens in your gut love to feast on sugar. Help your gut stay balanced by ensuring you have good sources of fiber in your diet, and support good bacteria growth with prebiotics and probiotics.
7. Get curious to learn and grow. Every eating experience is an opportunity to learn something about yourself. Leave judgement behind and look on like a caring observer: What made you turn to sugar? What emotional need were you trying to attend to? What were you really hungry for?
8. Do something nourishing. Overeating sugar can disconnect you from your body. Reconnecting can feel hard. Just take one small step to get over the hump. A simple walk, a bath; whatever works for you.
9. Laugh! Laugh, live, move. Moving will help burn the extra glucose in your blood sugar. Laughing will help you remember that it’s ONLY sugar! You are human, you are alive, you didn’t murder anyone (hopefully).
There is so much to learn from the way you eat and approach food. Try to stay in the perspective of a curious, kind observer. Keep a sense of humor. And if you really struggle with eating issues, please consider getting professional support.