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It’s 3pm. You are at your desk at work. You can hardly keep your eyes open. The day seems like it’s barely dripping by.
Ahh dripping…visuals of coffee are conjured. Coffee… Yes. That will give me energy. Coffee… Ooh and maybe there’s still a donut left in the break room that the sales guy dropped off at 10am. Oh wait… Maybe there’s still a piece (or two) of cake with that pink frosting left over from Marge’s birthday party break at 1! Yes, that’s it by golly. I’ll have coffee, a donut and cake…. Then I’ll be awake… Then I can make it through the rest of my day.
If you aren’t hungry or are even nauseous in the morning when trying to eat, than you definitely have blood sugar problems and are riding the “blood sugar roller coaster.” Your blood sugar is extremely low in the morning and if you don’t eat but continue to raise your energy and metabolism level, your blood sugar will spike extremely high when you finally decide to nourish yourself.
And if you checked out my post about why balancing blood sugar is critical for overcoming alcohol or drug abuse than you know that every time our blood sugar spikes really high after a low, our body has to release insulin which results in a cataclysmic drop in our blood sugar again. Hence the afternoon lows, when you might crave coffee, a nap, a soda, a cigarette, refined carbohydrates, sugar, alcohol or other drugs because your body is trying to raise back up your blood sugar. The problem is that it’s too late, you started it on this roller coaster ride in the morning by not eating breakfast, so every time you increase your blood sugar, your body will compensate by lowering it too much and you will compensate in turn by raising it too much by reaching for what you shouldn’t and the cycle continues.