Tonight I want to discuss why I don’t fast with my diabetic diet. I have some friends who fast as a part of their daily routine. I’ll never understand the logic behind this. I’ve heard it’s because the medications they are on. I’m no doctor, but results speak for themselves. My A1C is 5.5. and I eat three meals a day and a snack five times a week.
The people I know who fast struggle to get their A1C below 7.0. Their doctors have told them to eat when they’re hungry. There’s one flaw in that theory. If you only eat twice a day, you’re extremely hungry by the second meal, therefore you’ll eat bigger portions and your sugar will be all out of whack. You also may have more fatigue, blurred vision, or become dehydrated quicker.
The biggest problem I had when I was extremely overweight was eating larger portions at night after work. Many times I would eat seven hours between meals from lunch and dinner. This is one of the main reasons I was diagnosed with diabetes and had so many health complications like toe amputations and blurred vision
In the end I’d say talk to your endocrinologist about keeping a consistent meal plan, like eating every three to four hours.This will keep your blood sugar on steadier levels and help avoid health complications. It’s worked for me, and I hope it works for you.
Stay healthy and safe! My next blog will continue to talk about staying healthy in a diabetic lifestyle.