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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.
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.
“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
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.
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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.
It’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
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.
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.
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?
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Proven coaching process that gets results!
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
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!
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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