If you have ever been warned that you are prediabetes or have high blood sugar, then you will know what a scary thought that can be. Hopefully, it can be the boost that you need to make some changes in your diet and lifestyle.
Having that prediabetes diagnosis go to actual type two diabetes can be a big change in your life and health. So if you can avoid it, then it is for the best. It can seem overwhelming, though, right? Where do you start with all of this? So if you’re in this kind of situation, or just want to live a healthier and lower sugar lifestyle, then these are the steps for you. I’d love to hear what you think!
Change Your Diet
First thing is first, you need to look at your diet and see what you can change. In order to go from prediabetes to ‘normal,’ then you need to change what you are eating. The chances are that is what go you there in the first place. Writing a food diary is a good idea, as you can analyze where you are going wrong if you’re not too sure. Are you cooking meals from scratch, or getting sugar and salt filled meals from the drive-thru? If you do eat fairly well, then portion control could be the issue for you. Too much of most things isn’t going to be good for you. So have a look at what you eat, and choose to replace those foods with high fiber, low carb, and lean protein filled foods.
Eat Little But Often
In order to keep your blood sugar at a steady level, then eating small meals more regularly will be a good way to do just that. The key word there is small, though. You can’t have six meals the size you normally would. Even getting smaller plates and bowls could be a good way to help you eat less (as we naturally want to fill our plate or bowl). This is a good way to beat insulin resistance too. If you have been told that you might have insulin resistance, or have a condition like PCOS, then you might want to look into specific diets to help, like the Golo diet, for instance. It could be worth looking at some Golo diet reviews from defendyourhealthcare.us before you embark on anything new, though. You need to check that it will be suitable for you and your needs.
One reason that many people overeat is because of their emotions. And if you are feeling stressed a lot, then it can lead to overeating and even suppress your immune system. If this happens, then it could mean that developing type 2 diabetes is much more likely. Of course, it can be hard to eliminate the cause of the stress completely. But you can look at better ways to deal with it, rather than just eating. Meditation or yoga are good options, as well as reading or other hobbies. So find something that works for you, and it can help a lot.