2Eat regular meals:
Consuming meals at the same time everyday helps keep insulin levels predictable and in check. It also allows your body to get used to your sugar intake and maximizes insulin utilization. Need we remind you that a healthy breakfast is a must for you?
Eat small meals five to six times a day instead of three heavy meals. It will help improve digestion-assimilation and prevent huge spikes in sugar levels, as long as they’re spaced a few hours apart. Remember to downsize the amount you eat accordingly.
You shouldn’t end up consuming more food overall just because you’re eating more frequently. It’s also important to floss between meals if you can’t brush each time, in order to prevent cavities associated with having food particles in your mouth for longer periods.
Except in cases of very low sugar, changes in blood glucose levels are not noticeable. It is therefore very important to keep tabs on your sugar levels with the help of a diabetes monitoring device. Over time, you will learn how your body reacts to different foods during the day.
This knowledge will give you the flexibility to plan your meals carefully. For example, raw fruits and vegetables are best digested when consumed on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. This practice also promotes healthy digestion throughout the day.
Do not combine ingredients that are difficult for you to digest with those which are easier to digest, in a single meal. It wrecks the process of digestion. Always keep a bar of chocolate with you in case your sugar levels tend to drop dangerously due to the dietary restrictions you’ve imposed on yourself.