10. Eat Regularly
While this may seem counterintuitive, eating at regular intervals throughout the day can be a very effective way of managing blood glucose levels (22). By making sure that you never get too hungry, you’re less likely to experience hypoglycemia and consume unhealthy, high glycemic index food to raise your glucose levels.
For best results, plan and prep your meals ahead of time so you’re always prepared.
11. Limit Carbs
Your blood sugar cannot spike without carbohydrates (23). If you want to keep your blood sugar levels low without a lot of medication (or any at all), then try a low-carb diet approach. These diets switch carbohydrates for healthy fats – think avocados, nut, and olive oil (24). There are a few different approaches to low-carb diets, and the most successful ones put your body into a state of healthy dietary ketosis (25).
12. Count Your Calories
Counting calories is more than a way to prevent weight gain. When you track your calories, just make sure to pay attention to the macronutrient contents. Macronutrients are proteins, carbohydrates, and fats (as well as fiber, even though it’s not technically a macronutrient). Micronutrient, on the other hand, are vitamins and minerals (26).
Foods that are high in protein and fats will digest slower than high carb foods, supplying a steady stream of energy. When looking at carbohydrates, pay attention to the fiber content. More fiber means slower digestion and a decreased chance of a blood sugar spike.