The Sugar Solution is designed to help people with high blood sugar including those with diabetes, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome and hypoglycaemia.
The book included a lot of interesting information about sugar and the links with poor memory, fatigue and mental fuzziness.
In particular I was interested in the links between high blood sugar and depression. It turns out that the two often go hand in hand and that depression may lead to increased sugar consumption and ultimately depression.
Researchers found that people who were diabetic were more likely to have beenNo surprise there! Using sugar - in particular chocolate - as a mood enhancer is a known remedy for those of us that are feeling tired, grumpy or sad. And what better to drown your sorrows than a sugar laden glass of wine?
treated for or diagnosed with depression BEFORE they were diagnosed with
Experts also believe there may be a relationship between the regulation ofAlthough The Sugar Solution is not original in its approach to sugar imbalances it is well written with an easy-to-understand plan.
glucose and various hormones responsible for depression, such as catecholamine
In essence the authors advocate low glycaemic index (GI) foods, reduced calories and regular exercise. This is backed up with recipes, exercise programs together with the latest scientific research.
There is some advice on finding balance in your life and finding joy in your daily life, but the book does not provide comprehensive advice for people who struggle with food cravings and emotional eating. The book suggests that following the diet will reduce cravings. While this is technically correct it overlooks the fact that many people will be unable to resist fatty and sugary concoctions in moments of stress and will therefore never stabilise their blood sugar.
The book will be helpful for people looking for an exercise and eating plan to help stabilise blood sugar levels and lose weight.