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Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss – Mini Fast Your Way to Lower Blood Sugar

You are likely interested in more than just weight loss. It is a safe bet to say you would like to improve your health as well. Who does not? The difference between people is the strength of their intent. We would all welcome better health – but how many of us are willing to work hard for it? You may also be interested in lowering your blood sugar levels. It is a common concern for many middle-aged adults, and increasingly young adults and teenagers. Parents, despite with the best intentions, may not be providing healthy nutritional guidance to their children. Children then develop poor dietary habits that are hard to change, and this causes them to be vulnerable to high blood sugar and obesity-related conditions as they age.

No matter your background or your particular situation, you are unduly interested in weight loss. If you also happen to have raised blood sugar, then consider the following advice, the sort that would prove useful on multiple fronts …

Mini-fasts for managing your Type 2 diabetes and weight loss success. You are familiar with fast, which is when you do not eat anything for an extended period.

How about mini-fasting? Like the usual kind, no rule determines the length a “mini-fast” should be. It could range from a few hours to several. More importantly, it only needs to be useful but also needs to work for you …

  • if it is too short, then it can not be considered a fast as much as a break in between meals.
  • if it is too long, then you are getting into the territory of an actual fast, which may be unnecessary, not to mention unsuitable for you.

If you have ever gone more than 16 hours without eating, you know how challenging it can be. Although, to be fair, the hunger pangs come and go.

Mini-fasts through the day, however, sleeping somewhere between 6 to 10 hours, can be surprisingly useful and manageable without too much difficulty. It is quite simple …

  • you eat breakfast or lunch and do not eat anything else until dinner.
  • or you have an early dinner, and skip breakfast the next day, although this is technically a longer fast, it may not feel like it. Sleep can be used as a tool sometimes.

If you have not tried an eating routine like this before, the results may astound you. A few weeks of following this routine is enough to help you shed unneeded weight and reduce your blood sugar. The latter especially, since not eating so regularly gives your body's insulin some reprieve, which helps increase its sensitivity.

As long as you do not overcompensate for the time you were not eating when you finally sit down for a meal; you will make progress. In truth, it is hard to overeat if you are eating healthy meals. It also helps to eat slowly and drink a glass of water while eating your food.

Give mini-fasts a try …