#159: Jumpstart Your Energy and Shrink Your Waist by Optimizing Your Blood Sugar with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

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What we’re talking about in this episode

  • Why it is dangerous to wait for a diagnosis
  • Symptoms you should look out for
  • How to reset your metabolism through delicious and nutritious food
  • The role of stress and nutrition when it comes to blood sugar imbalance
  • Tips for measuring your blood sugar to find your own unique food triggers
  • Food and lifestyle recommendations to help you find a middle ground with sugar

Episode Summary

Many of you know my feelings about sugar, but did you know that there are signs and symptoms of unbalanced blood sugar that show up long before a diagnosis? Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo has been studying blood sugar and insulin resistance for over a decade and is one of the leading experts on blood sugar internationally. The best selling author, speaker and founder of the Institue of Nutritional Endocrinology, Dr. Ritamarie is here to explain why you need to end your toxic relationship with sugar.

Blood sugar impacts everything from your weight to your energy and metabolism. It also plays a major role in diseases such as heart disease and cancer and can be a sign of a larger imbalance in the body, which is why it is so important to get on top of your blood sugar imbalance. Dr. Ritamarie is here to teach you how to get your blood sugar back into balance so that you can reset your metabolism, decrease your stress, and optimize the way your body functions. 

Are you are looking for solutions to help you manage your cravings? Or are you looking for information on the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance and imbalanced blood sugar? Or maybe you are just wanting a little help getting started! If any of these fits, this is the episode for you!

Are you ready to break up with sugar and jump-start your energy through food? Share your sugar breakup stories with us in the comments below!


“This is what I realized in teaching people about blood sugar: yes, it is important to your energy; yes, it is important for your weight. But also, when your blood sugar is out of balance, there is a condition called insulin resistance going on. It’s damaging your blood vessels, it’s causing inflammation, and its an underlying cause of our top 3 killer diseases.” (9:54)

“What those two numbers can give you is, decades before it starts, an indication that there is something that is out of whack.” (16:32)

“What you are doing is you are teaching your body that it doesn’t need to make so much insulin. And then it gets down and it doesn’t and the lower the output of the insulin, it’s just the right amount, the damaged cells get to repair.” (34:06)

“Make every bite your first and your last.” (42:12)

Resources Mentioned

Belly Fat Busting Foods Checklist

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo Website

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2 Responses to #159: Jumpstart Your Energy and Shrink Your Waist by Optimizing Your Blood Sugar with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

  1. Alexandra January 21, 2020 at 7:24 am #

    I was wondering what’s the « normal » blood sugar after eating something if I want to test with a glucimeter. And how long after eating should a test it?


    • Dr. Mariza March 19, 2020 at 12:12 pm #

      Hi Alexandra! 2 hours after eating, the normal would be 140 mg/dL. But I recommend you to consult with someone near you for a more accurate analysis 😉 You may look for one here > > FIND A PRACTITIONER

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