Balance your blood sugars in 8 weeks with Michelle MacLean

Fall 2017 dates – October 8 to November 29!

Proven step-by-step method to balance your blood sugars, reverse pre-diabetes and reclaim your health in 8 weeks. 

Has your doctor told you to get your blood sugars down because you are pre-diabetic or have insulin resistance?

Do you worry about needing medication and your health getting worse?

Are sick of battling sugar cravings, mood swings and your weight?

Do you need support, community and an ally to coach you back to health?

Are you ready to do what it takes to balance your blood sugars, change the course of your health and reclaim your vitality?

Look no further. A proven solution is here.

The Blood Sugar Shift is an interactive online coaching program that guides you step-by-step from high blood sugars, insulin resistance, carbohydrate intolerance, and the brink of more serious illness, back to health and vitality.

We work together through weekly modules, real whole foods and proven coaching techniques to eliminate symptoms, reverse pre-diabetes and regain your health.

I know what it feels like. I’ve personally struggled with high blood sugars; my husband had borderline metabolic syndrome; my best friend is pre-diabetic; and my dad has type 2 diabetes.

Each of us has experienced the traditional health care system that simply wants to prescribe medication, tell us it’s inevitable that things will get worse and pays no attention to lifestyle prescriptions like diet, exercise and stress reduction.

Hi there. I’m Michelle MacLean a wellness coach, nutrition consultant and health writer. My passion for helping people balance their blood sugars comes from my own personal challenges with carbohydrate intolerance and from watching my clients and loved ones struggle with the negative affects of insulin resistance.

My Health Journey with Michelle MacLean, TheBloodSugarShift.com

From my early 20s to early 40s, I never really felt good. I had a host of digestive issues, food sensitivities, frequent yeast infections, regular headaches, got the flu and colds every few months, had low energy, and over time my weight crept up.

I immersed myself in reading every diet and nutrition book I could get my hands on. I sought out naturopaths, oriental and biological medicine, had Omega AcuBase testing, tried supplements and cleanses. I cut out dairy and gluten and minimized processed foods. I tried many diets including blood type, vegetarian, vegan and paleo.

I started to track my blood glucose levels which were on the high side of normal. I also started noticing my sugar cravings and my thoughts about sweets. I looked to sugary foods for comfort and reward. My dad has type 2 diabetes and his mother had “old age” diabetes, so I’m genetically predisposed to insulin resistance.

After a nutrition retreat, my husband Mike and I took the next step on our health journey and minimized refined processed sugars. However, a year later we were still stumped as to why we couldn’t lose the extra weight and for me I still felt crappy.

Through a series of blood tests and other labs, Mike found out he was insulin resistant and had borderline metabolic syndrome. Getting his blood glucose levels balanced became a priority.

As we dug into the research, we realized that insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are issues of carbohydrate intolerance. I became alarmed and confused by the fact that if carbohydrate intolerance is at the root of these conditions, then why does the traditional medical system continue to recommend patients eat high levels of carbohydrates?

Like millions of North Americans, Mike and I realized we were both carbohydrate intolerant and had varying levels of insulin resistance. That was why we were stuck for so long.

Testimonials for The Blood Sugar Shift Online Coaching Program with Michelle MacLean

Edith on The Blood Sugar Shift with Michelle MacLean“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude, praise, love, and thanks to you Michelle for the most amazing health program I’ve ever been on. I was diagnosed two years ago with pre-diabetes and was put on the lowest dose of metformin. At that time, I didn’t realize sugar was my addiction. My sugar cravings would often take over so strongly that, even though I didn’t keep sweets in the house, I’d overindulge in carbs or other high sugar content foods to get my sugar fix.

After the Sugar Shift I no longer crave sugars or sweets. My appetite is in control and I’m feeling stronger and healthier day by day. I haven’t needed any metformin since, nor have I needed my blood pressure pill! I am medication free! Amen! Also, as an added bonus or side effect of this amazing program, I have lost seven pounds and I am only one pound away from my goal weight.”

~ Edith Snow, St. John’s, NL

The Diabesity Epidemic

Every 7 seconds someone in the world dies from the complications of type 2 diabetes

387 million people worldwide have type 2 diabetes

86 million Americans have pre-diabetes. 57 million Canadians

Only one in 10 people know they have pre-diabetes

Nearly 50% of people with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can lead to further serious health complications such as heart disease and stroke, nerve damage, kidney disease, eye damage and anxiety and depression.

The Good News about high blood sugar with Michelle MacLean

Here’s what the experts are saying:

In a report in The New England Journal of Medicine, Walter Willett, MD, PhD, and his team from the Harvard School of Public Health showed 91 per cent of all type 2 diabetes cases could be prevented through improvements to lifestyle and diet.

Research has shown that if you take steps to manage your blood glucose when you have prediabetes, you can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes from developing. You may be able to reduce blood glucose (sugar) levels with simple lifestyle changes…

– The Canadian Diabetes Association

…there is good news; progression from prediabetes to diabetes is not inevitable. The National Institutes of Health clinical trial and the Diabetes Prevention Program, found that for people with prediabetes, modest lifestyle changes … can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58% in individuals at high risk.

– The American Diabetes Association

There is a lot of evidence that lifestyle changes (achieving a healthy body weight and moderate physical activity) can help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. 

– The International Diabetes Federation

The evidence is clear. Prediabetes and insulin resistance are reversible. If you consistently lower your blood sugars over time you’ll no longer have pre-diabetes and you’ll dramatically reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

This incredible transformation can happen through nutrition and lifestyle shifts.

Do you have:

  • Prediabetes
  • Borderline diabetes
  • Insulin resistance
  • Carbohydrate intolerance
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes

 

Does any of this sound like you?

  • You have a family history of type 2 diabetes
  • Your blood tests have revealed your blood sugar was a bit high
  • You don’t get much daily activity
  • You have a little extra weight on
  • You have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome or had gestational diabetes
  • You don’t sleep well and are generally tired
  • You have blurry vision, excessive thirst, and have to pee a lot
  • You battle with sugar and carbohydrate cravings
  • You get jittery, anxious, moody and irritable if you go a few hours without eating
  • You seek comfort and reward in sweet sugary foods and also use them to deal with your emotions



Don’t worry. I’m here to help. Here’s what you’re going to learn:

  • How to balance your blood sugars naturally
  • Ways to let go of excess weight and boost your energy
  • How to eliminate cravings, mood swings and energy dips
  • Strategies for making your health a priority
  • The number one mindset shift you need to let go of sugar
  • How to get organized around meal planning
  • The key to making lasting lifestyle change a success
  • How to track and evaluate your progress
  • Techniques for dealing with your inner critic
  • How to make daily movement a part of your life
  • How to overcome insulin resistance and embrace freedom!

 
After The Blood Sugar Shift you will:

  • Experience fewer cravings and unhealthy eating habits
  • Eat nutritious foods that energize, fuel, restore and heal you
  • Feel good from the inside out
  • Find freedom from the temptation to go to diet and nutrition extremes
  • Feel energetic and positive about your body image
  • Be free of illness and feel energized to live life to the fullest
  • Have the awareness and resolve to sustain change moving forward

What happens in the Shift with Michelle MacLean, TheBloodSugarShift.com

With advice from a PhD in nutrition and by doing his own research, my husband Mike decided to try a ketogenic diet which is low carbohydrate and high fat. He’s since lost 25 lbs and today his metabolic markers have all improved.

I’ve been learning about and working with a low carbohydrate diet and have found it to be the most effective way to balance my blood sugars, keep my weight down and minimize my daily symptoms.

Michelle with jean jacketIt’s not perfect. I’m still figuring out what the right carbohydrate balance is for me. I am however, free from my digestive issues, sweet cravings, mood swings and my blood sugars are balanced. My brain fog has lifted. My tastebuds have changed. My blood work is great. I’m thoroughly satisfied with the way I eat, and I’m able to have a healthy, sweet treat every now and then.

I truly believe I was headed for continued health troubles and possibly diabetes. 

I know I’ll never be cured of my carbohydrate sensitivity. If I start eating excessive carbs again, it can come back. But I do know how to manage it and it’s reversed for now.

Affordable Group Coaching

After noticing many of my own personal coaching clients were dealing withthe impacts of sugar and carbohydrates, I knew I had to refocus my practice in this area.

I developed The Blood Sugar Shift online group coaching program to help people just like you break the nasty sugar cycle, balance their blood sugars and reverse the health impacts of insulin resistance.

I want to save you the thousands of dollars, years of time, hundreds of hours of research and many many experiments and failures that I went through.

Stop Worrying About Your Blood Sugars // The Blood Sugar Shift with Michelle MacLean TheBloodSugarShift.com

The Blood Sugar Shift guides you step-by-step through a proven health transformation.

How is The Blood Sugar Shift different from other programs out there?

While I have in-depth knowledge on the physical, nutrition and food side of balancing blood sugars, I feel an equally important aspect is my knowledge of how we as human beings make sustainable lifestyle change. I’ve become a student of understanding the behavioural change process.

In a nutshell, I believe most of us know we should be eating more real whole foods and less refined processed ones, but doing it is the hard part.

That’s where my coach training comes in. As a certified trained coach, with a foundation in behavioural change, I bring the support, connection, accountability, tools and resources required to help you actually make lasting change.

As a coach, I believe you have the answers inside of you. You are creative, resourceful and whole. I’m no expert on your life. I’m here to provide some new perspectives and to offer you a chance to try something different. To experiment and learn from the experience.

I researched other blood sugar programs and saw some that simply remove sugar out of the diet. Others only focus on intuitive or mindful eating, but don’t touch on food at all. I couldn’t find another program that brings the nutrition, coaching, and behavioural change pieces all together.

I designed The Blood Sugar Shift to incorporate all of these elements into a comprehensive, step-by-step process that has been proven to lower blood glucose levels, accelerate weight loss, eliminate the need for some medications, reverse pre-diabetes and eradicate insulin resistance.

Are you ready for the Blood Sugar Shift with Michelle MacLean?

If you’re here, reading this today, then you’re ready.

  • You’re ready to get your blood sugar challenges under control.
  • You’re ready to listen to your body’s divine wisdom, its expert guidance and understand what it truly needs to be healthy and well.
  • You’re ready to step into a more loving relationship with yourself, to find your inner sweetness and stop focusing on weight loss.
  • You’re ready to rediscover the joy in movement and food and develop daily habits that keep you healthy over your lifetime.
  • You’re ready to break through the fear and overwhelm into a life of vitality, joy and freedom.

Imagine what having more health and more energy would bring to your life? What could you do then that you can’t do now? If you were as healthy as you could possibly be, what could be possible for you?

What would the opposite of that look like? What if you didn’t have your health? What are things you have now in your life or the things you hope to do, that would NOT be possible if you were really sick with a chronic disease? How would you feel if your life expectancy was reduced by 10 years? If your outlook was heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and amputation? If you were burdened by medications, side effects and medical bills?

Here’s what participants are saying:

Joanne Ryan on TheBloodSugarShift.com
“I dove into the Sugar Shift eating program almost immediately, within a very short time I started feeling more energy, clear headed and calm. I truly forgot about the weight loss because I felt so good. Doing this program for myself is starting to make me feel alive again. At the end of the program, I’m down 22 pounds. Michelle is a gentle person, knowledgeable and inspiring. She teaches you why it’s so good to follow her teachings and you come away wanting to follow her advice. She never fails in her commitment to be there when you need support.”

Joanne Ryan,
Bedford, Nova Scotia

keith
“For the past two years, I’d been diagnosed as prediabetic. My doctor told me if I didn’t get my blood glucose down from 11 to 7, I’d be diagnosed as diabetic. The program helped me make a major change in my attitude about sugar and to understand why and how to reduce free sugars in my diet. I have lost my cravings for cookies, muffins and pastries and feel good about it! During the 8 week program I began to feel healthier. I brought my fasting blood sugar count down to consistently under 7 and lost 12 pounds. The Sugar Shift is a full and thorough program that is informative, engaging and effective for me!  I am very happy with the outcomes.”

Keith Cossey,
Halifax, Nova Scotia

patti
“I’m 67 and was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease stage 3. I was also diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and degenerative arthritis with bone spurs in neck and possible heart problems. I was a mess. I’m so grateful I enrolled in Michelle’s program. I have no sugar cravings anymore. My cholesterol came down 62 points, blood glucose dropped 14 points and my weight dropped 13 pounds. I would highly recommend this amazing health program. I will forever be grateful to Michelle for being my coach and facilitator. I finally completed a program without quitting. Accomplishment is a wonderful thing. This is not a diet! It is a life style change. I am healthier than ever and excited about the future. I love you Michelle!”

Patti Bielik
Jacksonville, FL

Bill Howse
“I’d been dealing with the impacts of high blood sugar – tired after I ate sugary or high carbohydrate meals, dehydrated and other symptoms related to elevated blood sugars. What helped was the holistic approach and the knowledge level Michelle provided regarding diet and nutrition. Her meal plans and recipes were very helpful. She also incorporated emotional eating, to shed some light on why we eat the way we do. During the 8 weeks I got my blood sugars down from a 10 to a normal 6. I learned a great deal about food composition and nutrition, strategies for food preparation, dealing with sugar addiction, and how to develop a lifestyle void of simple sugars. The 8 week Sugar Shift focused me on the daunting task of lowering my blood sugars and Michelle’s coaching was invaluable in helping me reach my goals.”

Bill Howse
St. John’s, Newfoundland

 

Proven coaching process that gets results!

What you get as part of The Blood Sugar Shift:

1. Unlimited Access to the Members Only Portal

You’ll receive exclusive access to all the modules, materials and resources  included in the program. Together we’ll move through the modules each week and you’ll be able to come back to the them whenever you need them.

 

2. Coaching and Q&A Time with Michelle

Direct access to Michelle for the 8 weeks – on the spot coaching, question and answer sessions and caring, nurturing support through weekly live conference calls and daily Facebook check-ins.

 

3. Weekly Module Presentations

Listen to Michelle deliver each week’s content through recorded video presentations. She’ll review the key topics, common mistakes and learnings and recap your action step checklist for the week.

 

4. Informative, Interactive PDF Materials

Everything from worksheets and tip sheets to handouts and interactive exercises to download and print. Supporting the weekly learning, these materials provide step-by-step instructions, recommendations and valuable information.

 

5. Connectedness & Community- Exclusive Facebook Group

Join the private Facebook group to connect and share with other participants. Meet like minded people who are here to motivate, encourage, inspire one another. Share stories, recipes, food pictures, highs, lows, wins and successes. This is where the community magic and support happens.

 

6. Accountability & Support

The foundation of a strong coaching program is accountability. It’s what most of us really need to be successful at any change. If you could have done it yourself you wouldn’t be here, right? Built into the The Shift are various tools and techniques to hold you accountable to the program, to your goals and to yourself.

 

7. Tracking Tools and Assessments

Tracking is one way to keep tabs on your progress and shifts throughout the program. Michelle provides various tracking tools to raise awareness of what you’re actually doing and experiencing, to help you see your improvements and help reduce self-deception and increase self efficacy.

 

8. Challenges, Experiments & Quizes

As a coach, Michelle incorporates challenges and experiments to gently nudge you out of your comfort zone, to try new things and get a new perspective. Throughout the program she invites you into challenges, experiments and offers quizzes to help you gain insights and deepen your shifts.

 

9. Guest Expert Interviews

Listen to health and coaching experts share their insights, tips and tools to enhance your Blood Sugar Shift experience. Eight guest experts audio recordings are available for you to listen to throughout the program.

 

10. Additional Resources and Recommendations

Michelle shares links to articles, videos, books, and websites for further research and reading to deepen your awareness and learning about balancing your blood sugars and low carb living.

Weekly Module Overview & What to Expect

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Intentions & Goals

The first week is all about getting acquainted with one another, the program and establishing your personal goals and intentions. You complete the circle of personal nutrition worksheet, start creating your personal areas of focus, and start tracking your baseline health indicators.

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Support & Connection

In week 2 you start exploring your areas of connection and support, track your week 1 progress, and do a 24 hour No Sugar Challenge.

Dr. Michael on The Blood Sugar Shift with Michelle MacLeanThis Week’s Guest Expert Interview: Listen to Dr. Michael Arloski, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Professional Certified Coach and author of Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change, as he shares his knowledge and expertise to get you motivated, inspired and off on the right foot for successful change.

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Food Prep & Set Up

In week 3 you’re introduced to the Blood Sugar Shift nutrition plan. This week is all about reviewing the materials, developing your meal plans & shopping lists, cleaning out your pantry, stocking up with healthy foods, and preparing to go low carb.

Dr. LauraThis Week’s Guest Expert Interview: Dr. Laura Nurse, Naturopathic Physician specializing in natural approaches to women’s health concerns, shares a naturopath’s perspective on breaking the sugar cycle with tips, insights and info on eliminating refined processed sugars.

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Going Low Carb

This week you start eating low carb. This can be a tough week where detoxing symptoms, cravings, low energy and other shifts occur. Lots of support and connection is really important. Supporting materials include info on dealing with detoxing symptoms and how to cope and manage your way through this food transition.

Mike EddyThis Week’s Guest Expert Interview: Mike Eddy, D.O. MP shares his personal experience in reversing metabolic syndrome through low carb and ketogenic nutrition.

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Movement & Self-Care

As your energy starts to increase we look at physical activity, movement and explore what is the right form and amount for you. The focus is on self-care, reducing stress and making “you” a priority.

devin-profileThis Week’s Guest Expert Interview:  Devin Sherrington, Owner 360 fit. Devin shares insights into the importance of daily exercise and movement for balancing blood sugars, losing weight and helping you feel great!

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Mindful & Intuitive Eating

As you get into this new way of eating you’ll likely start to experience some emotional detoxification. You’re invited to work with your gremlins and the inner critic, take an initiative eating assessment, understand how to meet your emotional needs without food and learn about the mind-body connection.

MiriamLinderman_sqThis Week’s we have two Guest Expert Interviews:

Miriam Linderman, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and Soul-Body Coach, shares her own personal story about how she broke way from sugary foods and offers insights on reconnecting with the body and tips for loving your body and your life.

bethsheadshotBeth Wallace, The Mindfulness Project – Beth shares her insights on how mindfulness can be applied to eating and guides us through a short mindful eating meditation.

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Maintaining Momentum

As you enter the fourth week of the nutrition plan, it’s time to dig deep and build on the momentum to finish strong. You’ll assess your progress, learn the importance of gut health, look at sugar alternatives, how to prepare healthy sweet treats, and start developing your go-forward lifestyle plan.

John BagnuloThis Week’s Guest Expert Interviews John Bagnulo MPH, PhD is one of the most well researched people in the area of health and nutrition. John talks about some key elements for whole foods living, preventing disease, and staying off sugar for good.

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Celebration & Healthy Habits for Life

The final week is all about celebrating your hard work and accomplishments, evaluating your transformation and developing a plan for moving beyond the The Blood Sugar Shift.

Jan BuhrmanThis Week’s Guest Expert Interviews Jan Buhrman, M.S. Ed. is a chef on Martha’s Vinyeard operated a catering business and also offers her own whole foods cleanses. Jan shares her tips for integrating a whole foods lifestyle and tips on whole foods baking and sweet alternatives.

Here are your bonuses for the Blood Sugar Shift with Michelle MacLean

In addition to all of the incredible resources, tools and features above, you’ll also receive these 8 jam-packed, free bonuses:

1. Are You Ready for a Blood Sugar Shift Workbook – This workbook explores includes a blood sugar self evaluation, explores your readiness for change and assess your willingness to make a commitment to this lifestyle change.
2. Low Carb Meal Planning Guide – Everything you need to know to plan your own low carb meals with lots of ideas & suggestions. The guide includes a 1 week sample menu plan, low carb swaps, ideas for snacking, and tips for travelling and eating out.
3. Weekly Meal Planner Template – Easy to use weekly meal planner template to help you get prepared and organized. Review the recipes and develop your own weekly meal plans based on the recipes that appeal to you the most.
4. Weekly Shopping List Template – Handy shopping list template – once you have your meal plan developed, simply enter in the ingredients you need for that week into the shopping list and off to the market you go.
5. Favourite Products & Online Shopping Guide – Clients are always wondering what brands of products I buy and if online ordering is an option for hard-to-find and low carb items. Here’s my list of favourite brands and my top sites for ordering products online
6. Sweet Treat Recipe Booklet – Once you get your blood sugars balanced, you’ll likely be able to have the occasional home made sweet treat. This book gives you my favourite sugar free and low carb sweet treat recipes that will soothe your sweet tooth without disrupting your blood sugars.
7. Online Blood Sugar and Low Carb Resources – No need to scour the internet for additional resources to support your blood sugar journey. I’ve curated the top online sites for recipes, information, books and videos.
8. Low Carb Pantry Essentials – Going low-carb and sugar free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sweet treat now and then. Stock your pantry with these 8 must-have baking items and be ready to whip up a healthy sweet treat anytime.

 

Think about how much you’d have to pay for your own personal nutrition consultant, wellness coach, behavioural change expert and time with all of these guest experts!

Not to mention all the bonuses, materials and resources you’d have to purchase. It would add up to thousands of dollars.

What I love about online group programs is the ability to keep the price reasonable and affordable.

You’re getting a proven, results driven, expertly designed, fully supported, step-by-step health transformation at a very special price!

Imagine all of this sweet, awesome goodness for about $5 a day! That’s about what you’d pay for a large fancy coffee at Starbucks!

ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM

Enroll now for the October 1st program at the affordable price of just $298.

As this program shifts over the next year and Michelle's new book The Sugar Shift comes out, it is unlikely the program will be offered at this low price again.

8-Week Blood Sugar Shift

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