Are You Diabetic and fasting? Here are some Tips to Keep Your Sugar Levels under Control during Navratri
It’s almost the end of Navratri, but the fasting continues. Festivals like Navratri and Karwachauth give our body a good chance to cleanse itself. Fasting is good for our body once or twice a month and these festivals are a good excuse. However, it is not so comfortable for people who have diabetes. They can’t stay hungry for an entire day!
Fasting has a lot of benefits like natural detox, weight loss, boosting metabolism etc. Today we will list a few tips and tricks to stay fit even when you are diabetic and fasting.
- You can stay hydrated by having some coconut water, milk or normal water when you begin your day.
- Don’t skip your medication during fasting because that is something you have to include to keep your blood glucose levels stable.
- Eat small meals during the day at a gap of 2-3 hours, it can be fresh fruits and fasting foods, anything that you believe you are allowed to eat during fasting.
- Opt for foods that have low glycemic content like baked snacks, fruits, yoghurt and milk.
- Avoid food items that are rich in carbs like potatoes and refined flour.
- Fruits, nuts, paneer, and makhanas are some of the best options when you are hungry.
Apart from what to eat and what not to eat, you can do several other things to keep your body active and relaxed. Meditation, light yoga, and morning walks will boost your energy levels. Avoid going out in this heat when you are fasting, it will only exert you. When you are fasting, your body needs more sleep, half-hour power naps during the day are great. It keeps you refreshed and rejuvenated.
When you are fasting, you can be dehydrated, and this could lead to a headache, nausea, vomiting etc. If you face any of these issues, you must eat something and stop fasting for a while.
So, these are some of the tips and tricks you can implement to stay healthy and not tired even when you are fasting.
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