How to overcome overeating when diabetic?
A wedding or an outing with family, there might be many reasons why we overeat sometimes. But being a diabetic, overeating maybe dangerous sometimes. These are some ways to get back on track:
While it’s okay to indulge every now and then, repeatedly doing so can cause unhealthy blood sugar levels, weight gain and a greater risk of diabetes-related complications.
- Do not skip meals the next day after overeating
Skipping meals actually makes you crave more for junk food. Hence, getting back to the old diet is the best option.
- Keep on Moving
Hitting the gym or going for a jog is a good way to get back to the exercise regimen. Exercise helps control the impulses for over eating.
- Start a food diary
For people who are not maintaining a diet diary, it is advisable to start marking the days you overate. Studies suggest that maintain a diary actually helps in losing weight better than those who do not.
- Get a proper Sleep
Sleep- deprived people crave for more food than those who sleep for at least 6-7 hours in a day. Lack of sleep also accentuates tired feelings leaving you exercising less and eating more.
There is no reason for type 2 diabetics to miss the joy of eating once in a while. Planning ahead and being smart in the choice of food can help you maintain your blood sugars.