When you’re new to a diet, it’s common to feel low blood sugar, which can affect your moods, response to stress, sleep, appetite, and energy. Blood sugar plays a huge role in health and nutrition and when it’s unbalanced, you can feel dizzy, irritable, and jittery. Also, when your blood sugar is unbalanced, you become hangry which makes you more prone to making poorer food choices. To prevent blood sugar swings, follow these tips.
Say Goodbye to Restrictive Diets
One of the biggest issues with fad diets is that they put entire food groups off-limits. To maintain a stable blood sugar, you need carbs, protein, and fat. Intermittent fasting is also problematic because it limits the hours you eat in a day and it spikes and drops your blood sugar.
The best way to set your body up for blood sugar control throughout the day is by starting with a balanced breakfast. Eat breakfast within two hours of waking up and make sure your meal has carbs, fat, and protein.
To prevent blood sugar drops, eat meals and snacks at a set time. Also, eat something every three to four hours.
Eat After Exercise
Make sure you eat within an hour after you exercise if you’ve worked out for over an hour. Your post-workout snack should include carbs and protein.