by: Kelley Herring
CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Stuffing with gravy. Mashed potatoes. Pumpkin pie.
Foods rich in refined and high-glycemic carbohydrates spike your blood sugar and put your body on a hormone roller coaster. This triggers more hunger and more eating.
But you can avoid this vicious cycle by sticking to lean proteins (including organic poultry, wild fish, and grass-fed meats), healthy fats (like nuts and olive oil), and nutrient-rich veggies (especially leafy greens and crucifers).
And beware of the refined carbs lurking in not-so-obvious places - like sauces and gravies made with white flour or "healthy" fruit salads with sugary dressings and jello with canned fruit.
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