Balancing your blood sugar is one of the first aspects you should attempt in order to lose weight. Eating the right foods regularly (every 2-3 hours) maintains a steady level. Why is this important:
A steady blood sugar will help to increase your metabolism.
All the carbohydrate foods we eat (sugary, starchy foods such as fruit, refined (white) bread, pasta and rice, cakes and pastries) are broken into glucose which gives you energy.
These types of carbohydrates provide “instant” energy as the body digests them very easily, however the body responds with a dip in energy very soon after.
Switch refined carbohydrates (white bread, white rice) to complex carbohydrates such as whole grains (brown rice, rye, oats, buckwheat) wholemeal bread and whole-wheat pasta, will slow down this process as they take longer to be digested. In turn this may help to prevent any sugar cravings.
Eat 3 good meals and 2 healthy snacks a day and include a complex carbohydrate, protein and fiber in each meal. Snack on foods such as vegetable sticks and houmous; piece of fruit with an oatcake (Nairns do nice ones), natural yoghurt with mixed seeds
This challenge was provided by Wendy King from Inner Balance Health.
For full details on the 14 day challenge click here.