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Help Clients Maintain Blood Sugar and Stick to a Diet

Maintaining blood sugar is unarguably important for the daily function of the body, but did you know that low blood sugar is the #1 reason for health clients to break from their diet? Consider what you might’ve heard from previous customers. The word “hungry” most likely has arisen as a problem in a number of lost goals. Clients who have been trying to eat better, and many times less, find themselves hungry and fighting that hunger all day.

“Hunger” translates into low blood sugar; it’s the body’s way of crying out. And having low blood sugar can result in an adverse effect on your client, including deterring them from the results you’ve guided them toward. When the hunger kicks in, emotions arise: anger, frustration, impatience. It’s so much easier for a client to reach for a bag of chips or candy bar than face another salad, right? That’s why it’s so important to show them the foods that will truly satiate that hunger in a healthy way! Fiber-rich carbohydrates and lean protein help curb hunger and slow the absorption of sugar to temper mood swings.

 

Example Meal Plan for Curbing Hunger and Tempering Mood Swings:

  • Breakfast: Whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk and a banana on the side. A small mug of unsweetened coffee.
  • Snack: Indulge in nonfat Greek yogurt with berries of your choice!
  • Lunch: Grilled chicken served over a whole-grain tortilla with crushed red pepper (which helps boost metabolism) and fresh greens. A glass of cranberry juice.
  • Snack: Apple slices or celery with peanut butter.
  • Dinner: Stir-fry with shrimp, chicken, or fish and a generous helping of vegetables.

 

Other Health and Mood Boosters:

  • Carrots and Coffee – Not long ago, Harvard researchers found that women on a diet high in inflammation-causing foods were much more likely to be diagnosed with depression, a state linked with giving up on healthy eating. Carrots, coffee, and leafy greens were all studied for their anti-inflammatory properties, thus helping keep moods high for accomplishing goals such as weight loss.
  • Broccoli – Packed with calcium, this green vegetable helps reduce mood swings associated with PMS.
  • Almonds – Almonds are rich in magnesium which helps support healthy immune systems and is utilized in creating serotonin, a brain chemical that boosts mood!
  • Salmon – Vitamin D deficiency can play a large role in mood dips. That’s why foods like salmon which are naturally rich in Vitamin D should be consumed regularly.
  • Spinach – Spinach has a number of health benefits, including the B vitamin called folate which has been studied as important for mood stability.

 

In addition to these natural ingredients that help beat hunger and stabilize moods, you might consider providing products with the ingredient Relora® for your clients. Relora® has been supported by three independent publications as a positive mood boost ingredient, providing up to 11% stress reduction and 42% improved mood state. If you’d like to find out which products include Relora® or how to incorporate it into your own product, contact InterHealth at 1-800-783-4636.

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