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Tiny Tummy Tips, Issue #56- Wanna Know the Key to Feeling Better?
April 24, 2024

Wanna Know the Key to Feeling Better?

Tiny Tummy Tips, Issue #56--A Little Secret to Feeling Your Best

Do you ever wonder what makes you feel really good throughout the day?

Here's a little secret: it's all about keeping your blood sugar on an even keel.

Now, you may have heard the terms “blood sugar” or “blood glucose” before and thought only people with diabetes have to worry about it. WRONG!

We’re all sensitive to fluctuations in our blood sugar….whether diabetic or not.

Your blood sugar does this little dance—up and down, all day long. It sways with what you eat, how much you eat, when you eat, how hydrated you are, how much you exercise or don’t exercise, how stressed you are, and even how well you sleep. When it's in sync, you're in sync. You have that steady energy and a balanced mood that makes life feel, well… easier.

The best part? When you keep your blood sugar in check, it's not just about feeling peppy and happy—you're also doing your future self a favor by lowering your risk of chronic health problems.

Now, I know everyone in the bariatric world is all about cutting carbs, but guess what? Completely avoiding carbs might not be the golden ticket to balanced blood sugar.

In fact, going TOO low on carbs can leave you feeling pretty crummy.

Instead, the real trick is to get most of your carbs from whole foods that are rich in fiber. Think about whole fresh fruits and non-starchy veggies like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, bell peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, and leafy greens. Vegetables and fruits add fiber and help you feel full. Did you know 1 cup of cooked Brussels sprouts has 6 grams of fiber? Crazy, right?

Oh, and here's a pro-tip: NO "NAKED CARBS." No, not that kind of naked. It just means not eating carbs all by themselves.

Whenever you munch on carb-rich foods, PAIR them with something high in protein (like eggs, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, tuna, chicken, or turkey) or with healthy fats (like avocado, nuts, seeds, or nut butters) to avoid those dramatic blood sugar spikes.

And try to keep portions in check, too!

Here are some awesome combo ideas to keep things balanced:

• Fruit with cottage cheese
• Apple with low-fat cheddar cheese
• Chia pudding made with almond milk, protein powder, fruit, nuts, and spices


• Banana with almond butter and chia seeds
• Avocado toast on Ezekiel sprouted bread
• A small sweet potato topped with black beans, avocado, and salsa

Keep your blood sugar steady, your energy up, and your health on track! Get to it!

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In Health,

Suzette Kroll, RDN

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