Managing Your Blood Sugars

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Ideally, when managing your blood sugars, what we want to achieve is a stable balance of blood sugar levels throughout the day. To help achieve this aim, you need to:

  • NEVER skip meals
  • Eat 5 times per day
  • Choosing from foods that have good nutritional value and provide sustenance
  • Try to eat at the same times each day, your body appreciates it when you have routine and will respond accordingly

Where to start      Food Nutrient Sources

Use the food nutrient sources handout to improve your intake of the following:

  • Complex carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Unsaturated Fats, especially Omega 3’s
  • Make small changes, incrementally, rather than big changes that can be harder to stick with
  • The nutrient content of foods should be considered to ensure adequate vitamin and mineral pre-cursors for neurotransmitter conversion
  • Vitamins: B3, B6, B9, & C Minerals: Zinc, Iron, Magnesium and Copper

Plan your meals

  • Spend some time at the start of each week planning what you will eat for the week ahead. This helps prevent the I can’t be bothered cycle which often leads to the fast food quick fix
  • Plan your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the week and write these down
  • Prepare a shopping list from the menu you just prepared, so that when it comes to cooking you have all the ingredients required at hand
  • Do not shop when you are hungry, as you are more likely to make poor choices

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