To control blood sugar level it is important to keep a check on not only what and how you eat but also when you eat food. Timings are everything. Starting from how early you break your fast to how late you have your dinner affects the management of blood sugar levels. Below are some strategies to help you regulate blood sugar level through disciplined meal timings.
Forget early or late, breakfast is found out to be the most skipped meal of the day. It is the most essential meal of the day. Skipping breakfast makes you over-eat whenever you have your first meal and encourages consumption of sugary food. Ideally, you should breakfast with 1.5hours of waking up.
DON’T EAT BEFORE BEDTIME
Although it might be tempting, over-eating near bedtime can cause high blood sugar level in the middle of the night and also result in disturbed sleeping patterns which affect hormone regulation.
Eating consistently with regular intervals will help you keep your blood sugar and energy level stable all day long. This means you can have frequent small but nutritious meals full of protein, fibre and healthy fats to avoid peaks and valleys in blood sugar level.
LAVISH BREAKFAST – LIGHT DINNER
Isn’t it wise to schedule most of your meal intake at a time you think you will use it the most? Don’t skip your breakfast and wait for the evening to stuff yourself up with dinner. Your morning time is most active and that when you need your larger meals while cutting down food intake during dinner.
EAT AFTER OR BEFORE EXERCISE?
Both. Exercise is an effective way to manage sugar levels but you need to eat before and after exercise to ensure there’s is no drop in blood sugar level because of intense physical activity.