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How Low Can You Go....On the Glycemic Index?

Oh Sugar. Oh Honey Honey.

Now that I've put that sweet song in your head at such an early time of day let's talk about something that I've been struggling with lately.

Sugar & I have been getting a little too close lately and I've been thinking about breaking up with her.

I love to bake and usually whip up healthy treats a couple times a week so that I never have to succumb to a sugar laden, highly processed baked good with my afternoon coffee.
Well - we've been traveling lately and the kitchen time has fallen off and while it's been a nice change to let go of the daily to-do list and just go with the flow, my energy is tanking because I'm just not treating my body good.

I love meal planning & cooking up healthy meals every day for my family because it gives us tons of healthy energy to fuel our full lives. But I've always struggled with the sweets. I have a fast burning metabolism and I'm always on the go so I think my body craves things that break down a little quicker. But, sugar wreaks havoc on our systems and can be found in almost everything we eat if we're not careful.

So...I've decided to join in on the 5-day Low Glycemic Eating Challenge that one of my favourite Nutritionista's is hosting.
Here's some great information from her site about what this is all about:

                                                 5 Days Low Glycemic Eating

Have you heard of the glycemic index? Basically, it is system that measures the affects certain foods have on blood sugar levels. Some foods spike it, while others have little to no effects. We want those others. We want the foods that have minimal impact. Why? Well… Eating low glycemic:
  • Reduces sugar cravings
  • Balances mood
  • Enables and sustains healthy weight loss
  • Helps prevent a multitude of diseases including cancer, heart disease and type II diabetes
  • Balances hormones
  • Improves energy
  • Improves sleep

Maybe you struggle with sugar like I do or have heard about the benefits of picking foods that are low on the Glycemix Index. If you're interested in joining this challenge, you can purchase her E-Book for $14 Here, and you can join the group challenge beginning on Nov 5th.

For now, I thought I would post the breakfast I make every morning for myself & my little family. It fills us up with with lots of healthy whole grain fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and stabalizes our blood sugar so we aren't hungry an hour later. Did you know that almost all cereals found on the grocery shelf have a higher Glycemic Index rating than most chocolate bars? Give my recipe a try tomorrow:


To your Swellbeing,
 
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