Hey lovely, today I’m going to be talking about how to manage your blood sugar to prevent acne.
This was spurred by last week’s acne success story by Meagan, who said that she was not having the success she wanted just by changing her diet and that things got better when she started being vigilant about managing her blood sugar levels throughout the day.
Now I’ve always known that acne has a lot to do with blood sugar and insulin (amongst other things)…. when your blood sugar spikes up high, your body pumps out a lot of insulin to bring it down, and that triggers androgen hormones, which can trigger acne.
When this happens all the time for a long time, your body starts getting less sensitive to insulin (called ‘insulin resistance’), which means you have to pump out even more insulin to bring the blood sugar down, and it kind of spirals out of control.
Well, my usual recommendations are that you eat what are called ‘low GI foods’, meaning foods that don’t spike your blood sugar too much when you eat them. Like vegetables, whole grains, natural sugars, meats and proteins, nuts, etc. [Read more…]