Every 4 or 5 years, a new trendy method arrives to be more productive, to be healthier, in short: to be better. Or at least make us believe that we can be. After the Miracle Morning or intermittent fasting, the new method that is making a buzz at the moment is called ” Glucose Revolution“. A method initiated by Jessie Unweared, a biochemist who has worked on the subject thoroughly to develop an effective method for slimming, but not only. Glucose revolution could also prevent the appearance of wrinkles (yes, yes) and fight against certain diseases such as chronic fatigue or premature aging.
- Buy the book Glucose Revolution
Glucose revolution: what does it consist of?
Faced with so many promises, one can only be intrigued, if not seduced, not Jessie Inchauspé’s method. To write it, the young woman based herself on 300 scientific studies highlighting the role of glucose in the body, its effects and the way in which it was possible to manage it. You would have understood it : glucose revolution is not necessarily a diet in itself, but more principles and ways of eating to avoid peaks in blood sugar, in other words a high concentration of sugar in the blood.
Glucose revolution therefore offers keys to smooth your glycemic curve throughout the day to avoid the inconvenience associated with blood sugar peaks.
What do we remember from Glucose Revolution?
Even if it is always more effective and interesting to read the book of Jessie Unweared in its entirety, we have nevertheless concocted a short summary to give you an idea of the principles to be applied.
- Eat foods in the correct order. Namely fibers, then proteins, then fats, starches and sugars. A little gymnastics, which remains feasible because in the end no food is eliminated
- Have a salty breakfast. ” Breakfast is a meal is a bit apart. I advise to always eat salty in the morning. For equal calories, sugary breakfasts will create a big spike in glucose and fructose, which will lead to this roller coaster. I don’t really respect this order in the morning. For my part, I eat an avocado toast with an egg and feta. », explained Jessie Inchaupsé to Marie Claire magazine.
- Limit the rise of your glycemic curve at breakfast. A key moment since it can quickly start the day with a spike in blood sugar.
- Ban no sugar. ” All sugars are natural, as all are derived from a plant. There is no good or bad sugar. »
- Drink vinegar before eating. This helps to control your appetite but also to burn more fat. Ideally: start your meals with a tablespoon of cider vinegar.
- Add fiber to his diet, and more specifically in starters to bring good bacteria to his body.
- Have a dessert instead of a sweet snack: “By eating the sweet after the meal, we attenuate the glucose peak”
- Move after meals. Work your muscles to burn excess glucose from the blood in a natural way.
- Make salty snacks, just to avoid a spike in blood sugar in the middle of the day
- Not counting calories. Since the important thing for Jessie Inchauspé is glucose, we can eat high-calorie foods. This is not necessarily the subject.
- Accompany your carbohydrates. As we do not remove a food (carbohydrates are important), we must accompany them with others that will smooth the curve of our blood sugar. When we ingest glucose, we take care to also eat fibre, protein, fat…
With these tips, it would therefore be possible not only to lose weight, but also to prevent fatigue, premature aging… In short, to feel better and longer!
Who is Jessie Inchauspé, creator of the Glucose revolution method?
Even though she has 1 million subscribers on Instagram, Jessie Inchauspé is not just an influencer. Trained in mathematics and holder of a master’s degree in biochemistry, she has a solid scientific background which has enabled her to develop her method. His investigation began after a serious accident. ” I was 19, she says, and I was on vacation in Hawaii with friends. One afternoon, we went hiking, and we had the bad idea to jump from the top of a waterfall. As a result, my vertebrae were compressed like dominoes,” can we read in an interview she gave to Paris Match. She recovers, but remains traumatized by the event. His first job: product manager at 23andMe, the start-up of his dreams, specializing in genetic research. In 2008, 23andMe decided to launch a new project around glucose sensors. “When the team announced the start of a study on the body’s reactions of non-diabetics to their diet, I immediately took part. But I was miles away from imagining what I was going to discover! », she explains to Paris Match. And that’s how it all started! ” It was a clickshe told Marie Claire magazine. By ordering my diet around this peak, my body and mind have seen positive changes. From my sanity to my food cravings, everything was better. »
Glucose revolution: a method not necessarily validated by all the medical profession
If we find in Glucose Revolution rather consensual advice, validated by the majority of the medical profession, others are more controversial. Thus, one can read on Blick.fr, the remarks of François Jorneyvaz, doctor in endocrinology, diabetology, nutrition and therapeutic education of the patient. And he is far from being 100% convinced of the benefits of the method of Jessie Unweared. For example, she recommends diluting a little vinegar in water and drinking this cocktail before a sweet meal to flatten the glucose spike because the acetic acid in vinegar is said to inhibit alpha-amylase, the salivary enzyme that cuts long chains of complex carbohydrates into glucose molecules. Well, we had an average of 16 in biology in second, we didn’t have everything, everything understood. But for François Jorneyvaz, this process has never been proven by any study. Caution, therefore.
Glucose Revolution and the controversy over blood glucose sensors
What caused the buzz around Glucose Revolution was above all a controversy in the face of many influencers who began to recommend that their readership wear blood sugar sensors in order to ensure the flattest blood sugar peaks possible. , as reported by Ouest France. Yes, it is thanks to this tool that Jessie Inchauspé came to have the idea of this method. The catch: these devices are intended for people with diabetes and are certainly not made for slimming purposes. ” The risk is to trivialize the disease“, explained to BFM TV the vice-president in charge of advocacy of the French Federation of Diabetics (FFD). ” The glucose sensor is a medical device intended for people with diabetes. Glued to the back of the arm, it allows them to continuously monitor their glycemia, that is to say their blood sugar level. Because, remember, a person with diabetes no longer secretes or not enough insulin to regulate this rate.“, can we read on the newspaper’s website.
Good lil thread on what’s going on with blood glucose sensors and “wellness”/bodypositivism influencers and why it’s problematic.
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Worse: there are shortages of these sensors and some people with diabetes struggle to find the equipment necessary to ensure their good health. A consequence of the success of Jessie Inchauspé’s book which unfortunately can harm some people. If the method is followed, there is no need to fall into this extreme. ” Having a blood sugar spike after eating a slice of jam is completely normal, it’s part of the metabolism“, recalled Jean-François Thébau, vice-president in charge of advocacy for the French Federation of Diabetics (FFD) on BFMTV. ” Wanting to erase these glycemic peaks, when you are not sick, is nonsense. »
But for Jessie Inchauspé, everyone should monitor their blood sugar, as she told Point de Vue magazine: “ I learned that 90% of us suffer from glucose spikes every day without knowing it. The symptoms vary: for me, they are psychological problems, but also fatigue, food cravings, acne. In others, they are manifested by bad mood, hormonal imbalances, difficult menopause, weight gain, sleep problems, inflammatory diseases and, eventually, type 2 diabetes, risk of Alzheimer’s and Cancer… Everyone Wins By Avoiding Glucose Spikes“.
So, Glucose Revolution, effective or useless method? Your turn to judge.