The fiber in the salad and the oil in the dressing slow the digestion and absorption of food, making for a slower release of glucose into the bloodstream. Even better, add some nuts or cheese, and lean protein.
A leisurely meal can help you eat less food, so put down your fork between bites, sit back in your chair, and savor the meal.
SIP ON WATER
Choose water over sugar-sweetened beverages whenever possible.
STAND UP AND MOVE
Physical activity of all kinds helps your muscles soak up blood sugar so it doesn’t linger in your bloodstream, so take a break to stretch your legs after you eat.
SNACK IN PAIRS
Combine carbohydrate-rich foods with other foods that contain protein and fat: fruit and nuts, crackers and cheese, veggies and hummus are all balanced choices.
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