Metabolic fitness is what underlies physical fitness and mental fitness. So, because energy is being used in all of the cells at all times, we need to have energy available. So it's not the case that we want to minimize glucose levels, but we do need to provide the appropriate amount of the fuel molecules so that our bodies can turn them into energy in the appropriate way.
And so, it's kind of like you have a dynamic system where we're sort of like this chemistry set. Where everything is run by chemicals that are released in response to other chemicals. And so if you sort of just dump in one chemical in large proportion, other chemicals have to be dumped in, in large proportion to accommodate that.
And so this is the glucose sort of coming into your bloodstream, causing a huge increase. And then insulin has to be released to flood the bloodstream, to take care of that, to try and push it into the cells. And in many cases it overcompensates. And then you have hormones that tell you we're actually going too low.
Now all the blood is. For all the sugar is out of our blood. We need more. And so that releases hunger hormones that cause you to feel this wave of hunger because of the overcompensation, you can start to feel tiredness because insulin is sort of, you know, by storing all that energy, you've now got low energy starts to feel that wave of fatigue.
So it's this dynamic system that we're kicking when you cause too much of an impulse in one direction or the other. So, it's not that we are going to get rid of all spikes, you know, all increases in our blood sugar. But what we want to shoot for is modifying our behaviors. For example, exerting some energy like walking after meals, timing of our meals around sleep.
For example, exercise, sleep, stress, diet, being the big levers we can pull on such that we have continual smooth, and there are no spikes and crashes and I really mean spikes. You will always have sort of fluctuations. That's just how the human body works, but we want to remove that the real kicks to the system that are causing those detrimental downstream effects.