A quick summary of the blood sugar regulation protocol my clients will be doing:
- No grains, legumes or alcohol
- No sweeteners, including honey, maple syrup, stevia or other artificial sweeteners
- No dairy, unless fermented and well tolerated (think whole, plain and homemade kefir, or yogurt)
- Fruits limited to 1 smaller portion a day (preferably berries)
- Lots of grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, eggs, turkey, lamb, fish etc
- Lots of high quality fats such as grass-fed butter, lard, coconut oil, ghee, avocados, soaked and sprouted nuts
- Lots of vegetables (and a wide variety), with the exception of potatoes. Sweet potatoes are ok in moderation when combined with a fat, like butter.
- Lots of gelatin (added to soups, teas, gelatin treats), and bone-broth soup
- Added nutritional supplements depending on the clients' nutritional deficiencies. Some of them will be taking some stomach acid supports to help them better digest their protein and stimulate proper digestion. Some of them will be taking a variety of nutrients and minerals that help support blood sugar regulation.
In order to help support them, I will also be putting myself through the blood sugar regulation protocol. I have done it several times, and always feel so much better (as well as lighter!) by the end. Between four weddings and many birthday parties this summer, it's time for my to get my sugar consumption back in check as well! I could tell today when around 3:00, I realized I felt like I was ready for a nap. When my blood sugar is well regulated, and my body is effectively burning fat for fuel, the 3:00 lows never happen.
I was craving mashed potatoes today and decided that for dinner, I would make a mashed cauliflower recipe. Although I would have been happy just eating all of it, I decided it would go well with a stir-fry version of my Lamb Kofta recipe. Needless to say, it was fantastic. Really, really, really fantastic. Did I mention it was super easy to make?