How Sugar Affects Our Brain
One of the biggest problems new clients face when starting their transformation is dealing with their old bad habits. Pigging out or binge eating is a massive problem for many Irish people. Is this just a cultural thing that we have or is it something else? I sourced an excellent video showing you exactly how sugar affects your brain. The video is from Nicole Avena which I viewed on the TED website.
So now that you understand how eating high sugar foods affects your brain, how do you feel you can best combat this? Rotating your foods is a great place to start, this includes any snacks or fruits that you eat. Adding in some ‘new’ healthy foods that you don’t eat regularly or have never eaten before – for all my new clients I insist on them eating in season fruits they have never eaten before or rarely eat.
Having pre planned cheat meals also works great and will help you stop binge eating. Throwing out all junk food from your house and saving your portion controlled high sugar foods for once or twice per week is another great thing you can do, this includes not making excuses like “it’s only in the house incase visitors come”. Visitors will respect your decision not to keep junk in the house.
Bonus Tip : Taking your fish oil mid meal helps mitigate insulin response. This means that your blood sugar won’t rise as quickly and sugar is less likely to go to your fat cells. I would encourage you to take fish oil regularly if you don’t eat much fish and taking it with any high sugar foods you eat is also a step in the right direction.
I hope you enjoyed this blog and picked up some good tips. If you would like to know more about training with us all you have to do is enter your details here and we will call you within 24 hours.