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The truth about a healthy physical foundation | Dina Merhbi, Nutritionnist at NDG 

 

Dina Merhbi

Nutrition

Taking care of your health can seem overwhelming, but true health can be achieved by taking one small step at a time. And, it can be hard to know where to start, but it's best to start with the baseline that every human being could benefit from: blood sugar stability.

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Blood sugar stability is essential for having energy throughout the day, having a healthy metabolism, stabilizing your hunger and satiety throughout the day, treating hypoglycemia, and reducing food emotions and sugar cravings. It is also crucial for many health issues: diabetes, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), migraines, triglyceride levels (linked to heart disease), hypoglycemia, improved concentration, to name a few. So if something is crucial for all the reasons listed above, it's pretty much crucial for everyone to follow it.

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Stable blood sugar is the first step to health, no matter what your goal is. By feeding your body according to the guidelines listed below, you're bringing it back into balance.


But patience is the key. Follow the concepts for at least two weeks to start seeing the benefits, and for at least three months to start reconnecting your health.


Slowly and surely, you win the race.

 

Key Concepts
1. Eat within an hour of waking up.
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This step is crucial in letting your body know that it's time to wake up and start working. This is where you hit the start button on your metabolism and determine how the rest of the day will go.

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If you skip this important snack/meal in your day, you are informing your body that you are in a state of starvation. This will cause your metabolism to slow down to "save" calories for later use.

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2. Eat every 3 hours, no matter what

Your blood sugar levels change every few hours. By eating every 3 hours, you start to normalize your internal clock and bring your metabolism back to a healthy level.

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3. Set an alarm to remind you of your new routine.

No new routine is easy to incorporate. Use as many resources as possible to remind yourself to eat regularly.


You can set timers on your phone, or use an app to keep your body working optimally.

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4. Make sure you always have a carb/sugar component with a protein component for all meals and snacks :
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Carbohydrate/sugar: fruit, cereal, desserts, ice cream, chocolate, fruit juice, potatoes, corn, peas...

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Protein: milk, yogurt, cheese, meat, fish, chicken, nuts, seeds, eggs, tofu, beans.

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Vegetables: these foods increase the intake of vitamins and minerals and should be eaten at lunch and dinner, as well as with snacks if necessary.


Your body needs to reset so that we can reprogram it properly with health in mind and also to help you achieve your goals.

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You can do it!


Dina Merhbi, Body Balance Strategist

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