September 1, 2011

Four Tips on Hot to Control Blood Sugar Levels

Filed under: blood sugar levels — Tags: , , — Kcondon @ 10:34 pm

The talk about lowering ones blood sugar levels and cholesterol is growing as our country is facing a high blood sugar pandemic. It isn’t new that we live in a fast food society fill with unhealthy alternatives. The talk about the “fat” situation we are in isn’t new either. So why can’t we as a nation lower our blood sugar levels? It is because we are not serious about what we really need to lower our blood sugar levels. What is necessary is control. Control is what our nation is missing. Here are 4 ways of controlling blood sugar levels and regain control of you self.

Exercise

The first tip is perhaps the most obvious one but as we all know it is also the hardest one to stay in control of besides eating. Extra fat will make your body resistant to the action of insulin. Losing fat will improve the insulin activity and in doing so reduces your blood glucose levels. This means increasing your physical activity. Exercise can be fun if you make it. You need to fist fight the battle in your head and take control of your schedule to make the time to work out and stay focused during the workout. Once you begin to see results controlling your self will be easy.

Avoid Carbohydrates and Saturated Fats

Carbohydrates and saturated fats are everywhere today. It seems like you can’t go out to eat without it somehow sneaking onto your plate. Wrong! Our society may be overflowing with fatty foods but the alternatives are out there. When you’re hungry take control of your hunger and look for that healthy alternative if it means spending a few more minutes deciding in the grocery store or restaurant. Also don’t be ashamed to ask the waiter or waitress what’s healthy on here? You will be setting a good example and you will feel a lot better knowing you asked.

Get Closer to Nature

Processed foods are what got you high blood sugar levels. So take control and get yourself away from it. Getting yourself way from the processed foods means getting in touch with nature. Remember nature? Well it still remembers you. Try going to farmers markets and buy organic vegetables and fruits. Bakers make great whole grain bread that you just can’t get from your regular market. Make food fun. Take control of your day and make the time to shop healthy so later on you won’t have the excuse that you have nothing to cook with or nothing to munch on.

Portion Control

Too much of anything is bad. Be aware of what you eat, when you eat it and how often. A good way of portion control is eating slowly. It takes about 15 minutes for your stomach to tell you brain that you’re full. So take your time enjoy your healthy food. Blood sugar levels often spike up after a meal so if you have smaller meals thought the day you can keep the blood sugar levels steady and normal.

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