Metabolism and Blood Sugar

When you skip a meal your metabolism slows to conserve your energy. And when you lose weight too quickly for a few days, your body thinks it is threatened with starvation and goes into survival mode. It fights to conserve your fat stores, and any weight loss comes mostly from water and muscle.

Regulating your blood sugar level is the most effective way to maintain your fat burning capacity. Never skip a meal, especially breakfast, and eat healthy snacks between meals. Eating frequently provides consistent energy, and may be the single most effective way to maintain the efficiency of your metabolism.

Plan your snacks and take them along so that you will be able to eat regularly and won’t be tempted by junk food. Make sure snacks are healthy and pre-portioned; and that meal sizes are reduced to compensate for the additional calories that your snacks provide.

High fiber snacks and meals also help to regulate your blood sugar level. The fiber slows down glucose absorption and your rate of digestion. Fiber also keeps your blood sugar level more consistent and decreases feelings of hunger. Therefore eating an apple or orange is a better choice than drinking a cup of apple or orange juice.

For further info or assistance on nutrition and exercise please contact Fit by Design in Coppell at (972)304-3323 or (469)-265-8758…we’re here to improve your health!

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