Do you ever get so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both?

Maybe you lash out at loved ones when you've ignored your hunger cues for too long. Many people don't recognize when hunger is impacting their feelings and behaviours. Blood sugar changes have a significant impact on one’s feeling and emotions, since blood sugar not only affects your brain but your entire body. Unusually low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) triggers intense cravings that can make us feel out of control around food. Setting you up for an emotional eating binge, food addictions or other disordered eating. On the other hand, high blood glucose can lead to fatigue and depression – ever feel lethargic after eating a heavy carbohydrate meal? Since blood sugar levels can affect our emotions and our emotions can affect our food choices. It’s a never-ending blood sugar rollercoaster that can be hard to get off of. What if I told you there was another way? What if you could balance your 'hangry', take control of your blood sugar and take control of your cravings?

Listen, I've been there! There was a time if I skipped a meal, boy watch out... Since then I've learned how to properly manage my blood sugar which is really the root cause of 'Hangry'. You can learn to balance your blood sugar yourself! You can apply certain strategies that help to regulate blood sugar. You can choose foods that bring your body back into balance. You can get off the blood sugar roller coaster involved in 'Hangry' and live a balanced & joyful life!  

In this course, you’ll learn why you're so hangry to begin with, how to balance blood sugar, the role of carbohydrates, fats & protein, optimal meal timing, how stress affects your hormones, and lifestyle factors that help balance your hormones so that you can feel energized & joyful all day long!

A look inside Combat Your Hangry

  • 1
    • Welcome!
  • 2
    Blood Sugar Balancing Meal Plans
    • Note
    • Shop Quality Foods
    • Week One Meal Plan
    • Week Two Meal Plan
    • Week Three Meal Plan
  • 3
    Defining Hangry
    • What is Hangry?
  • 4
    Balancing Blood Sugar
    • Why is it Important?
    • Sugar, Sugar, Sugar
    • How to Manage Blood Sugar?
    • The Role of Carbohydrates, Fats & Protein
    • Meal Timing
    • The Cortisol Connection
    • The Role of Exercise
    • Optimizing Sleep
    • Blood Sugar Balancing Supplements

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  • Jenna Lessner

    Jenna Lessner

    Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant

    Hi! I’m Jenna. A born-and-raised farm girl with nothing more than a passion and a dream to help others find freedom from food, as an Emotional Eating Coach. Using food as comfort has been my fallback my entire life and I have struggled with obesity because of an unhealthy relationship with food. When I graduated university with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2010, my weight had climbed to 295 pounds. The day I stepped on the scale and saw that number staring back at me was a turning point in my life. I developed the tools to help me get out of my vicious cycle and finally gain my health back. I no longer turned to food for comfort and found other healthy modalities that helped me deal with my severe depression. Through my formal education and experience, I believe nutrient-dense foods are the key to optimal health. Nurturing the body starts with whole food. But I also believe it’s not about the food. How we view food and our relationships towards food is the bigger issue. The harder issue, the issue that people shy away. Keeping the weight off for 5 years isn’t because nutrition became my passion, but because I learned to have a healthy relationship with food.

This course was created for you if you get that hangry feeling, have a mid-afternoon energy slump, or ever feel out of control around food because you're so ravenous. 

When we miss a meal, our blood sugar lowers. When this happens our body releases hormones – cortisol and epinephrine – in an attempt to raise blood glucose levels back to normal. Such hormones also happen to lead to irritability or that hangry feeling.

The hangry phenomenon varies in individuals and also by diet. There may be certain foods in your diet that immediately spike blood sugar, only to have it crashing hard thereafter and repeating the cycle. Such types of foods are those that contain refined sugars and grains and are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream upon digestion.

If you can relate, it's time to Combat Your Hangry and take control of your hormones!

Combat Your Hangry

Your Guide to Balance Your Hormones and Restore Your Joy

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