Check all that apply…see if your metabolism is working for or against you!
__Crave sweets/coffee in mid-morning/afternoon
__Hungry between meals
__Mid-morning and/or afternoon slumps
__Irritable before meals or if meals are delayed
__Get shaky or light-headed if meals delayed
__Fatigue that eating relieves
__Awaken a few hours after sleep, hard to get back to sleep
__Problems with low blood sugar or hypoglycemia
__Problems with memory, concentration and focus
__Eat sweets, refined foods and fast foods
__Family history of Diabetes
__Excessive urination, excessive thirst
__Fasting serum or plasma glucose greater than 140 mg/dl
__Overweight by 40 or more pounds
Total your score:
FYI…As blood sugar drops you begin to burn calories from carbohydrates and lean muscle – NOT stored body fat.
1 – 2 Blood sugar issues are NOT a major factor and you are doing a good job of keeping your blood sugar stable.
3 – 8 Occasional blood sugar issues may be affecting your energy, ability to lose weight, cravings, etc. You are probably NOT burning fats for energy and instead are burning carbohydrates and proteins…blood sugar and dietary choices need to be addressed.
9 + Blood sugar problems are a definite problem and need to be addressed. You are probably NOT burning calories from stored body fat. Blood sugar imbalances will further fatigue and exhaust your adrenal glands, as well as, contribute to your inability to lose weight, cravings, high blood pressure, mood swings, etc.
*Please contact me for guidance on getting your metabolism revved up and working for you*