Eating w/ Glucose Goddess in Mind 

I came across Glucose Goddess a couple of months ago and loved the information I saw. I found myself reposting her information all the time and sending it to my mumsy. Unfortunately, I didn't do anything beyond that (ha.) I want to implement her practices for a day and see if I feel a difference. I really want to see if this helps with my 2 pm fatigue during the workweek! If you can’t tell by the name - Glucose Goddess/Jessie is a biochemist who gives a lot of suggestions to help curve sugar spikes, cravings, and more. Some tips I've picked up from her by looking at her posts are: 

  • Start your day with a glass of water.
  • Eat a savory breakfast vs. a sweet one.
  • Drink an ACV drink 1-10 minutes before eating (1 tbsp of vinegar in a glass of water.)
  • Put an ACV dressing in your veggies.
  • Eat a green starter.
  • Go for a 10-minute walk after you eat your meal.
  • Eat your food in the correct order. Vegetables first, protein/fats second, starches third, and sugars last.
  • If you're going to eat something sweet, eat it after a meal (not on an empty stomach)
  • Put clothes on your starches with fats, fiber, or protein.
  • Avoid fruit juices and dried fruit.

Jessie's finds rely heavily on eating a salad before eating your main course and incorporating ACV (or any vinegar.) Why? She notes here that "eating vegetables as a starter drastically slows down the absorption of glucose that we eat after." She states the "fiber in the veggies coats the small intestine, fats and protein slow down the gastric emptying -> glucose from the rest of the meal is absorbed to a lesser and smaller extent. -> this can lead to a smaller glucose spike by up to 73% -> fuller for longer, curbed cravings, better hormonal balance, improved fertility, fewer wrinkles, reduced inflammation, slower aging, reduced risk of disease."

I mean, when you put it like that, how can you not practice these measures? I could sit here and repost her content for hours, so let's dive right in, shall we? Here’s a breakfast recommendation! 

Breakfast Bowl 

Left: Pan-seared asparagus and mushrooms with a grain mix from Trader Joe's.
Right: I tossed arugula in lemon juice, a little bit of EVOO, and salt/pepper.

Left: Soft scrambled eggs. 
Right: Goat cheese, pickled red onions, and hot sauce

Pictured is a breakfast bowl I got the inspiration for from Bluestone Lane (their best mate's bowl.) I made a couple of tweaks. The fun thing about this bowl is you can make substitutions to keep it fresh. I'm not sure about you, but when I eat too much of something - I'm over it after a while. Click here - to see me make it with brussels sprouts and farro on my Instagram.

If you really want to get down, you can omit the grains and use just the vegetables as a base. I think I did well by drinking my ACV drink before I ate this, and I believe (?) I dressed them up well with the eggs and vegetables (protein and fiber!) I felt very energized after I ate this and didn't notice a dip or anything later that day. The next time I make this - I’m going to add avocado to get some fat in there. I feel like I touched on everything but that. Also! As I was getting this together to post, GG put together a NEW guide on breakfast! Please click here to take a peak.