Believe it or not we often have women who join us at The Body Retreat who tell us that we feed them too much!!!
Yes, you did just read the right.
Of course we don’t over feed our guests, but we do feed our guests frequently. When it comes to not only weight loss but achieving health we believe that blood sugar stabilisation plays a major part. Not only does this help to balance hormones, reduce cravings but it also makes sure that you have the right amount of energy to do what you want to do.
If you find yourself looking and feeling like our poster girl above then it may be that your blood sugar is out of balance and you have literally run out of energy for your body to get through the next few hours until supper time. Your brian, thinking that you have slipped into some survival situation will send out very strong message urging you to eat quickly and to eat something that can be quickly converted into energy…so it sends you to the vending machine for some chocolate or to the cafe for a coffee and a muffin. And guess what you will feel great…for about half an hour, then …whoosh you are right back where you started, feeling drained and tired.
This can seem like such a hard cycle to break but choosing the right foods will make a huge difference to help blood sugar stabilisation.
If you find yourself crashing in the afternoons rethink lunch, ditch the processed carbs at lunch, so forgot the sandwich in favour of a soup or salad. Pack the protein into your lunch choice, this will give you a slower release of energy to keep you going for longer.
Plan to have a mid afternoon snack, lets be honest if you have lunch at 1.00pm and then supper at about 7.00pm thats a long time to go without fuel. So plan to have a great snack to keep your energy levels stable. Some of our favourites are listed below.
- 2 oatcakes with nut butter
- Bounce Bar ( have you discovered Bounce yet?)
- Apple with 3 large brazil nuts
- Celery Stick with a tablespoon of cottage cheese
- Home made flapjack (not the huge sugar laden ones from the coffee shop!!)
- 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt with 2 walnuts (chopped and sprinkled on top) and a squeeze of honey
On all our retreats, whether that be Weight Loss, Fitness Holiday, Detox Retreat or our Stress Reset Retreat achieving balance for both body and mind though good nutrition is a the heart of what we do.
So don’t be too surprised if you join us on retreat of our love of snacks 🙂