Maintaining balanced blood sugar is one of the keys to losing weight and keeping it off, since quick spikes and dips in blood glucose are one of the causes of cravings. To help you enjoy healthy blood sugar while taking Phentermine 37.5mg, review the following eating tips.
Always Include Protein With Breakfast
Protein is a key breakfast nutrient.
“Pair carbohydrates with a source of protein,” suggests Sarah Glinski, RD. “This will slow down how quickly glucose enters your bloodstream, which can help keep your blood sugars in target range.
Make Smarter Carb Choices
The type of carb you consume matters. Basheerah Enahora, PhD, MBA, RDN, LDN recommends “choosing high-fiber unrefined carbohydrates, such as beans, lentils, oats, or berries in moderate amounts per meal will slow down digestion and minimize blood sugar spikes.”
Eat Around the Same Times Every Day
A regular eating schedule keeps your blood sugar in check to promote quick weight loss.
“Eating at regular intervals every 4 hours will help manage blood sugars. Waiting until you’re tired and hungry may result in making impulse choices with your food,” says Justine Chan, MHSc, RD, CDE. “Make it a habit to eat before you get too hungry to help manage portions and ultimately, your blood sugars.”
Implement the Plate Method
This eating approach means consuming protein, a non-starchy vegetable, and a carbohydrate at every meal.
“Start by eating the protein first,” says Kathryn Piper, RDN LD NBC-HWC. Follow your protein with non-starchy vegetables. Save your carbohydrates for last. The protein and the fiber in the vegetables can slow the rate in which carbohydrates raise your glucose.”
Your blood sugar will spike less as a result.