Elevated sugar levels often occur in conjunction with diabetes and complications to the body’s cardiovascular systems. Higher blood sugar levels can lead to weight gain.
How does this happen?
As your body consumes carbohydrates, it also needs high-quality fats. The fat components work to slow down the glucose absorption in the bloodstream, thus minimizing sugar crashes and highs. What does this imply? As you watch your carbohydrate intake and hedge it with good fats, you will feel full longer and be less tempted to overeat.
The human body needs a balanced diet. Some so-called health gurus will say low-fat or even no-fat diets are the right path to a healthy lifestyle. But the body needs both high-quality fats and carbohydrates. (Prime carbohydrate sources include fresh fruits and root vegetables instead of just grains.)
Reducing overall fat intake and replacing it with more carbohydrates will just leave you hungry for more. Good fats help in satiating you after a meal. Having the appropriate amount of fat in the body can help the gallbladder function properly and release bile at normal rates. A low-fat diet will make the gallbladder stagnant, which can lead to a host of other problems.
Eat regularly to balance your blood sugar levels. Follow the recommendation to eat three full meals per day. Make sure that your meals, particularly breakfast, include a solid protein source. Protein can make it easier for the cells to absorb carbohydrates, which are used to fuel the body. Skipping breakfast can lead to the increased production of stress hormones. These hormones can then cause the body to breakdown lean muscle instead of fat, upsetting your sugar balance and ultimately leading to weight gain.
On top of eating well, make sure to get enough sleep (at least seven hours per night for most people) and exercise regularly to keep your blood sugar levels in check.