1) Balance blood sugar levels
Eat small, regular meals and snacks rather than large meals about every three to four hours.
2) Don’t skip meals
You’ll be more likely to binge eat when you next see food.
3) Eat protein
Make sure protein is in every meal and snack as it doesn’t affect blood sugar.
4) Swap white for wholegrain
Swap white refined foods for the wholegrain variety as the white stuff behaves like sugar in the body and wreaks havoc on blood sugar. Include unrefined whole grains such as whole wheat bread, brown basmati rice, wholegrain pasta, oats, millet.
5) Ditch the sugary stuff
Cut down on sugary foods such as cakes, biscuits, pastries, cookies, chocolate, honey as they make things worse! The more you have the more you want.
6) Go for fruit
Fruit will give you that sweet satisfaction but without the consequences.
7) Cut the caffeine & alcohol
Stimulants such as alcohol and caffeine found in tea, coffee, cola/fizzy drinks and chocolate increase adrenalin/raise blood sugar so avoid these or swap for herbal tea instead.
8) Suck on an emergency sweet
If you are having a strong desire then suck on a hard-boiled sweet. It really helps!
It helps insulin to pack the sugar into the cells and also keeps your mind occupied.
10) Supplement your diet
Take effective supplements that assist in the control of insulin such as chromium, magnesium, cinnamon and 5HTP (Serotonin).
by Rosie Millen
Rosie trained at the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition. Graduating with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, she is a fully qualified nutritionist therapist and a qualified Functional Medicine practitioner. She is also a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) which is the professional body for nutritional therapists.
She is the founder of Miss Nutritionist, who offer one to one nutritional consultations to improve individual health.