How to eat to stabilize your blood sugar
Wake up -
- Do drink 8-10oz of water (preferably filtered). You can squeeze some fresh lemon juice into it if you want.
- Don’t drink caffeine before breakfast!
Within 60 minutes of waking up -
- Eat a protein-rich breakfast to set you up for stable blood sugar throughout the day. Think eggs, greens, chicken sausage, sweet potatoes, oatmeal with nuts and seeds, a smoothie with protein powder and healthy fats (avocado, coconut butter).
- Don’t eat more than 15-30 grams of carbs like bagels, bread, cereal or anything sugary, including juice.
Other helpful tips -
- Make sure you include protein, complex carbs, healthy fats and fiber in each meal you consume.
- Eat in a calm environment – sit down and chew your food well
- You should feel full and satisfied for about 4 hours after you’ve eaten.
- If you feel hungry sooner, then have a small snack immediately to avoid any blood sugar crashes.
- You should not crave sweets or sugar after you have eaten and you should feel energized, not tired.
This email is adapted from an article by Nicole Jardim, Certified Women's Health Coach & author of Fix Your Period