Today I'm sharing step 2 of 3 for preventing and managing diabetes.
The first step was to get enough sleep because the lack of good quality sleep messes with our hormones and insulin sensitivity.
Another of the easier changes we can make is eating more protein. Most of us are actually DEFICIENT in protein, meaning we don't even eat enough for our bodies to heal properly from an injury. It's not surprising, really. It's so easy to just eat carbs because that's what we crave.
Protein helps with sugar and carb cravings by giving the body a constant slow-burning form of energy to stabilize blood sugar and keeping us feeling full and not craving carbs and sugar.
🔹The ideal amount of protein is 0.68 times body weight in pounds. So if you weigh 180 lbs, aim for about 122 grams.
Clara Depont is a certified personal trainer at www.claradepont.com where she trains women in their 50s and 60s. When she’s not writing blogs on how to stay vibrant, fit and happy she’s traveling in search of a forest or a sexy coastline. You can get to know her best through Weekly Emails, Instagram or Facebook. She is British and lives in New Mexico.
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