Long story short, I think the biggest trigger for me is high GI foods. Is there any reason to this? Thinking something like candida or even diabetes...
What can I do to limit the harm done when I do have to eat high GI foods (drinks at a bar, having to eat whatever when visiting friends, etc)? I've heard of drinking lemon juice just before consuming sugar helps, but I Googled it and apparently it's a myth. Maybe more fiber? Anything else along these lines? Currently taking 3g cinnamon a day to regulate blood sugar, can't say that I've noticed a difference.
I have the same problem. Here's what I do:
- Eat fruits and other high GI foods with fat and protein. It makes a HUGE difference. For example, I'd eat sweet potato with coconut oil and a small piece of chicken or I'd have a banana with a tablespoon of peanut butter.
- Consume a gram of cinnamon spice (not the manufactured supplement - just the normal all natural spice you'll find in the kitchen) after each meal. This helps a lot.
- Supplement with minerals (give chromium, magnesium, and/or zinc a shot).
- Fast for 15 or more hours a day.
And also, just say no to refined sugar. I don't make any concessions - don't care if its my 80 year old grandmother's birthday cake - I just say no. Why? I have a health condition. End of story.
i've never purposely mixed high GI foods with fat/protein before, but i'll try to make a habit of it (i did notice that sweet potatoes w/ cinnamon brown sugar butter didn't affect me....)
you eat a gram of powdered cinnamon after every meal? i'm taking 3 g/day in capsule form (with chromium), i couldn't imagine trying to get down cinnamon powder though....
yep, currently doing IF, but for fat loss and not acne. although i'll take anything i can get
+1000 to the last point. had some cheesecake after easter dinner at my grandmother's - regretting it now. going 100% no processed sugar no matter what now