Struggling with the 3pm crash? Are you reaching for coffee and sweets to help get you through? Well, you're not alone. In fact, it's called reactive hypoglycaemia where your blood sugar fluctuates due to diet, stress and sleep patterns. And the problem is when we allow ourselves to go into hypoglycaemic mode, our adrenal glands, begin to pump out cortisol (our stress hormone). When cortisol rises, our digestion becomes impaired, weight loss is a challenge (especially around the midsection), fatigue and mood disorders results and our hormones go awry leading to issues of anxiety and heart palpitations. In fact, studies have shown that people who experience reactive hypoglycaemia are more likely to become insulin resistant, so women suffering with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) beware! One of the key factors behind PCOS is high levels of insulin in the blood, increased sugar cravings and an overarching theme of stress! So managing your blood sugar is going to key!
Let's face it, we've all been a little cranky and have wanted to take a nap under our desk when 3pm strikes, but it can be avoided without succumbing to refined sugars and coffee. Want to find out how? Simply check out the video below for an incredible hormone balancing recipe that will boost your energy without the crash. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.