Blood Sugar and Weight Loss

Blood Sugar and Weight Loss

Weight loss has always been associated with calorie counting, restrictive diets, or rigorous workout programs.

Just look at how many diet programs are out there making tall promises which only yield short-term, disappointing results.

What most people don’t realize is that there’s an easier way to achieve sustainable weight loss, and that is by balancing your blood sugar levels.

An estimated one in four Americans, roughly 70 million people, could benefit from better-balanced blood sugar levels.

Blood sugar simply refers to the amount of sugar or glucose in your blood, which comes from carbohydrates. During digestion, carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules and sent to your bloodstream, increasing your blood sugar levels.

blood sugar molecules

The hormone insulin is then released to bring the sugar out of your blood – and into your cells to be converted into energy. Any excess sugar from your meal that isn’t being used for energy right away gets stored as fat.

So how does all this work?

Highly refined carbs like white bread, high fructose corn syrup, and other sweet carbs are quickly digested and absorbed. This rapid fluctuation in blood sugar level is sometimes called a sugar rush, which leaves you tired and feeling hungry faster.

This forces your body to produce more insulin which, in turn, can trigger more fat storage.

How Do I Balance My Blood Sugar?

Thankfully, not all carbs are created equal. Low-GI carbs have minimal impact on blood sugar levels.

Dr. David Jenkins invented the glycemic index (GI) as a way to measure how specific foods elevate blood sugar levels relative to pure glucose (GI = 100).

Foods can be classified as:

Blood Sugar GI Food Groups


  • High – 70 and higher
  • Moderate – 56-69
  • Low – 55 and below



GI can be affected by several factors such as nutrient composition, ripeness, and cooking method. So it’s better to reference the glycemic load of foods since it takes into consideration the serving size.

Choose Carbs that have a Low Glycemic Load.

Plant foods contain fiber, so their natural sugar is released slowly. Nuts and seeds are good sources of plant-based protein which takes much longer to digest.

Low-carb fruits include berries, apples, and pears.
Whole grains, lentils, and legumes are also good choices if you want to maintain your blood sugar level.

Foods to eat for lower blood sugar and weight loss

Dr. John Westerdahl, our nutrition expert, let us in on a little secret.
Studies have shown that apple cider vinegar effectively lowers blood glucose levels when taken together with meals.

Dr. Carol Johnston did several studies on the therapeutic effect of apple cider vinegar on people at risk of type 2 diabetes. One study found that fasting glucose dropped within days and lower levels were sustained during the 12-week duration.

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When you’re blood sugar levels are balanced you’ll experience loss of cravings, more energy and weight loss.

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Now you know the little-known secrets to manage your weight so you can look great and feel great.

Thanks for reading!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.