Balancing blood sugar during perimenopause can be a challenge, fluctuating hormones can affect the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar. However, there are steps that women can take to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels during perimenopause.
First, it is important to eat a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods. This means choosing whole, unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Avoiding or limiting processed and sugary foods can also help to keep blood sugar levels in check.
In addition to eating a balanced diet, regular exercise is also crucial for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. I’m not a huge fan of exercise but I do enjoy walking, nothing beats time out in nature. A recent article in Stylist Magazine discussed the benefits of walking for 10 minutes each day. You can read it here.
It is also important to manage stress during perimenopause, as stress can cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate. Try engaging in relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation and yoga.
Overall, a combination of a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management can help to balance blood sugar during perimenopause.
Balancing you blood sugar during the festivities.
This is the tricky one, who doesn’t want a portion of trifle (or two) or a glass of fizz at Christmas?
I was lucky enough to chat to midlife wellbeing coach Emma Tuffey and ask her, how best we can manage our blood sugar during the festive period.
Emma’s top tips are:
- Avoid drinking alcohol alone, snack on nuts or cheese.
- Eat your mince pies with cream, greek yoghurt or cheese.
- Eat crisps and nachos with dips, like guacamole and hoummous.
Snacks with wine, that I can do!
Emma is a font of all wellbeing knowledge and can be found here.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and balanced Christmas.
Read my menopause Christmas survival guide here.