Overeating in Diabetes
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.