Once we’ve had the first week of the diet, our blood sugar level has stabilized. Hunger attacks caused by excess insulin should have disappeared.
You may sometimes feel like you want to mug a special meal (chocolates, ice cream, chips, etc.). This is normal and not only due to blood sugar levels but also psychological causes in which food is directly involved. The important thing is to have managed, in this first week, to balance our organism so that it doesn’t play against us, asking us for hydrates.
Well, it’s time to indulge in some fattening food. We’ll call those foods “favorite dishes,”even if it’s chocolate.
From the second week and up to twice a week, a diet allows you to eat “favorite dishes”.
How to do this without rebalancing glucose. Following the following indications:
• We have to try to eat the minimum indispensable food in order to be gratified. No need to finish an ice cream or order two bowls. Perhaps with a single bowl of ice cream, we were satisfied with that “desire” to eat that favorite food. No exact measurements. Sometimes a spoonful can be enough. Other times, it will be a big piece of cake and you’ll have to work harder to get your blood glucose back to normal, but it’s well worth it.
• Perhaps the most important tip is this: to eat a “favorite dish” you have to be absolutely at a good blood glucose level. This is fundamental; otherwise, the diet is in danger of failing.
• Choose carefully the time, place and food, such as when we are going to buy a new dress. This means that we will have a good plan of when and how to eat that especially desired food so that it is meaningful. Eating an anxious packet of fries on a train is not the same as enjoying a delicious dessert at a friends’ meeting. If you have to eat something caloric, enjoy it.
• You don’t have to eat for lunch. Perhaps the end of the second week has come and you didn’t think of eating anything special or needing a “favorite dish”. It is not necessary then to cram with anything just because it is allowed. You only have to eat a “favorite dish” if you really want it and you don’t have to eat it twice a week.
• We must eat conscientiously. This means that it is not a temptation that will then cause us guilt. We know that we are going to eat a dish we like with a lot of hydrates, that the result will be a drop in blood glucose that probably affects our body the next day and that our main objective is not to eat it with suffering, but to take the job of continuing to level the sugar after that stroke of hydrates. And it is possible to do so.
• There is only one way to regain blood sugar leveling, and it is definitely the only one: to continue on the diet without skipping any shot or other meals. It’s that simple.
• Deprivations are counterproductive. This means that if someone has eaten a large portion of their “favorite dish,” the worst thing they can do is try to reestablish the regimen by skipping dinner or depriving themselves of some food from the diet. Fasting, as we know, will have the opposite effect to that desired.
• Remember that the weapons of this regime are diet meals and the clock. If you stick to them, you will notice that, despite some taste, they still maintain good blood sugar and continue to lose weight.
It seems impossible, but even if you eat favorite dishes, you can lose weight. This is achieved because, by maintaining a good glucose level, hunger attacks disappear and the food is no longer an obsession to become a pleasant moment to enjoy.
And in order to enjoy, it is important that the foods that are not your favorite ones are combined in aromas, textures, and colors, so that, little by little, they also become favorite foods. When the hunger attacks go away, we notice that a fruit salad really tastes good and a stew doesn’t need to have bacon to be tasty.
Our eating habits will be improving and, along with a silhouette to our liking, we will have the joy of seeing our energy and health grow day by day.