Snacks for travel, work or just on-the-go!
- Eat proteins and carbs together most of the time.
- Solid fruits will not impact your BS as much as watery fruits. Apples, bananas, pears versus oranges, grapefruits, grapes, watermelon.
- Fruits ideally should be consumed with a protein, just after a meal or if as a snack, add a piece of low fat cheese or other protein, such as a thin smear of peanut butter on apple slices.
- Eat every 3-4 hours. You may or may not need a morning or evening snack.
- Proteins, fats and fiber will help to stabilize your BS levels. Eating a bowl of pasta alone or with butter will induce a much greater BS rise than if it includes lots of veggies, in salads, soups, grilled, steamed, and a protein, such as chicken, lean meat or fish.
- Carbs may be a large part of your intake. There are many sources of carbs. Breads, sweets and pastas, but you may not know that milk and yogurt are carbs, and don’t forget, juices or smoothies are carbs.
- Too many concentrated carbs (pasta, breads, rice and sweets) can drag energy down dramatically.
- Artificial sweeteners may drive carb/sugar cravings.
- Low carb veggies are fine in unlimited amounts.
- Weight loss will, in and of itself, lower BS levels.
- Sugar in the blood and insulin/cell resistance.
- Let an improved energy level be your motivator!
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