Daily 5 by The Biohacker Babes
Daily 5 by The Biohacker Babes

Lauren and Renee grew up in a health-driven family that prioritized the fundamentals of wellness and self-care (don’t worry, there was lots of mac n’ cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!). Their father, Gene Sambataro, The Original Biohacker and pioneer of Holistic Dentistry, taught them the importance of individualization and experimentation from a very young age.
Coming together as health entrepreneurs, Renee a Certified Nutritional Consultant and Holistic Lifestyle Coach with a Master’s degree in Nutrition, and Lauren, a Broadway performer, Corrective Exercise specialist and Functional Health Coach, feel a strong passion and drive to not only share each of their journeys towards wellness, but their strategy and motivation to discover our unique bodies through the world of biohacking.
Their podcast, the Biohacker Babes, aims to create insight into the body’s natural healing abilities, strengthen your intuition, and empower you with techniques and modalities to optimize your health and wellness.

Managing a healthy blood sugar response isn’t just about the foods you are eating. Most people assume that simply minimizing carbs and sugar will keep blood sugar under control, but after analyzing data from many clients we see common mistakes leading to spikes throughout the day.

1. Avoid Fluid Intake

We’ve been conditioned to think that we need to hydrate while eating! However, this sets up a “water slide” effect, shuttling food into your bloodstream much quicker than it would without fluids. We recommend limiting beverages 15 min before and up to 45-60 min after.

2. Macronutrient Timing

If you’re the type that gathers a bit of everything into one bite, you may want to do a little reorganization. Eating protein and fat first is one of the easiest ways to prepare your blood glucose for incoming carbs.

3. Post-Variability Fasting

Often when we see a lot of spikes or increased variability throughout the day, it can be helpful to do a short bout of fasting the following day. This gives your insulin and blood glucose a true reset, essentially giving your body a clean slate to start again!

4. Just Eat Real Food

To much surprise, gluten-free and dairy-free substitutes often spike glucose much higher than just eating the real stuff. We’re not encouraging to binge on gluten and dairy, rather encouraging to not fill this gap with non-foods. Flours are a big offender! Yes, even if they came from a nut! This is really where the Paleo diet can shine.

5. Parasympathetic Reset

Did you know that taking just a few slow, deep breaths prior to eating can bring your system into ‘rest and digest’ mode? Our body handles food much differently under stress, in fact, holiday meals (even though tend to be away from our normal diets) tend to produce favorable effects because we are calmer, more joyous and feeling interconnected with friends and family.