I eat little bits constantly throughout the day. I have something to eat about every 90minutes to 2 hours so that I never find myself too hungry, and when I get hungry I think "only 15 minutes until my next meal." I'm not super strict about the times if I get hungry early, but I make sure I'm constantly eating something healthy.
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Between meal snacking, to the surprise of many diabetics, is encouraged! Healthy choices such as nuts, small pieces of fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese, will help to maintain glucose levels and speed up the body’s metabolism. Eat Small, Eat Often! The body does much better eating smaller amounts of food, more often throughout the day. It's easier on the intestines, the pancreas, and the digestive enzymes.
That's it. Just plan ahead. Plan meals the night before. Pack all meals AND snacks for the next day. Put any supplements in with your meals. It much easier to eat often and eat healthy when it's all there ready to eat. Of course this all assumes you don't leave it on the kitchen counter like I did today! 2
Your blood sugar drops so low, your hunger gets out of control. You do need to eat & eat often in order to both lose weight & control weight gain. You won't have large fluctuations in your blood sugar if you eat small snacks that are ready to eat. Make little containers of Almond or walnuts equal to 1 ounce. Cheese 1 ounce, cottage cheese into 1/2 cup sizes, drink water as it influences your level of hunger with 2 ounces of Diet Cranverry juice. Think small, 6 baby carrots, celery, berries!
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