The thing is, most of us have fluctuating blood sugar throughout the day. High carbohydrate diets put our body's on a sugar roller-coaster!
Insulin is the hormone that is responsible for maintaining normal blood sugar levels. So when we eat a meal, it's insulins job to get glucose into the cells where it's used for energy. Remember that the faster and higher your blood sugar spikes – the faster and lower it will drop. So when we wake up our blood sugar is low after fasting through the night – if you chose to have a muffin and a coffee it will perk you up temporarily but after a couple of hours you'll get a 'sugar crash' and may feel like crawling back to bed. What will you crave when you're feeling tired? Yep – more fat promoting sugary foods. It's a viscous cycle!