Balancing blood sugar. Sure we have all heard about blood sugar and carbohydrates and how not to eat too much sugar but what should we really be doing. We should be following a meal plan where we eat what we want, when we want BUT... in moderate portions and balancing carbohydrates, protein and fat.
EASY AS 1, 2, 3!
1. Divide and conquer
Divide your plate in half then divide one half in half. You end up with two quarters and one half. Fill each quarter - one with protein and one with starch and then fill the half with vegetables. This is a pretty simple way to balance your intake without too much thought and planning.
2. Ring the alarm
Set your alarm on your phone or watch or whatever device you fancy and have it go off every three to four hours. If we are having appropriate portions we should be eating every three to four hours to avoid sugar highs and lows and overeating.
3. When in doubt throw it out
If you have finished the portions on your plate and think you may be still hungry, stop. Wait thirty minutes and then see how you feel. If you are still hungry have a small snack 100-200 calories but really listen to your body. Most of the time it is just our mind and not true hunger. This can save us from overeating and help us stay in balance.
Practice these three things and you will be well on your way to optimal health!