Blood Sugar and the Effects on Weight LossBy Star Sade, Metabolic Medical Center
Being aware of how your blood sugar affects your body can help you maintain a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Your blood sugar level affects how hungry you are and how energetic you feel. Your blood sugar level also tells your body whether to burn fat or store it ( a key for weight loss).
How it works
- Insulin transports blood sugar from your blood to your body's cells, where it is converted into energy.
- When you eat carbohydrate-rich foods, higher levels of insulin are produced, telling your body that you have plenty of energy. as a result, your body stops burning fat and starts to store it.
- This insulin surge results in your insulin and blood sugar levels eventually being too low, and you start feeling hungry and tired, and then you want to eat something carbohydrate-rich again, which creates a vicious cycle.
Never skip a meal, especially breakfast, and eat healthy snacks between meals.
Eating frequently prevents hunger pangs and the binges that follow, provides consistent energy, and may be the single most effective way to maintain metabolism efficiency.
When you will be away from home or work, plan your snacks and take them along so that you will be able to eat regularly and won't be tempted by junk food. This may be good advice for people who stay at home, too.
But remember that it was probably snacking between meals that caused you to become overweight in the first place. It will be very important that any snacks are healthy, that they are pre-portioned so that you won't be tempted to overeat; and that meal sizes are reduced to compensate for the additional calories the snacks provide.
Here at Metabolic Medical Center we can teach you how to regulate your blood sugar levels and begin to lose weight in the healthiest way and to keep this weight off for life!
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