If your blood sugar spikes and dips are turning you into a ball of uncontrollable stress, this meal plan could help. Keeping your blood sugar level throughout the day can minimize stress-related cravings for sugar and carbs and help minimize spikes in cortisol, a stress hormone.
Low blood sugar is very common in the morning, and can lead to increased stress throughout the day. Especially if you had a lot of carbohydrates or sugar the night before, or if you skipped breakfast, your blood sugar will bottom out and leave you feeling slow and sluggish.
Start your day off with complex carbohydrates that have a low-glycemic index and can gradually raise your blood sugar to a stress-free level. Good choices include:
- Whole-grain toast
- Sweet potatoes
- Starchy vegetables