Sugar binges can happen from time to time, especially if you are a caregiver that may work with clients that may enjoy their sugary treats and candy.
After a long day, we may reach for comfort food or candy to cope with the feeling of exhaustion. Although they should be avoided, sugar binges happen and can be corrected. It is important to know that a sugar binge does not have to define your eating habits for the rest of the day, week or your life.
There are several ways that you can recover from a sugar binge. It is important to know that excessive sugar binging should be brought to the attention of your medical professionals. If you or your loved one experience a sugar binge more than once or twice a week, please seek out professional help through your doctor. If you happen to have a normal ‘slip up’ from time to time, here are ways you can get back on track after a sugar binge:
If you are a diabetic, it is incredibly important to note that your sugar levels need to be closely monitored. Please consult with your medical practitioners to get a clear understanding of the amount of sugar that you should consume Diabetes is a health condition that allows a person to enjoy certain types of sugars, but as regulated by their doctor and in moderation. Too much sugar in diabetics can cause a blood sugar spike, which can be detrimental to a diabetic, and possibly lead to death. It is important to note that a few sugar benders will not cause diabetes in a perfectly healthy human being, but if you have concerns about your sugar levels, you should consult a doctor.
Avoiding sugar benders can be challenging, especially when your environment is conducive of consuming sugar casually and often. As a caregiver, it can be especially challenging if your client enjoys sweets and has them frequently in their house, or if they offer them to you repeatedly. If your client has diabetes If you know that you are going to be in a position where a sugar binge may happen, consider taking the following precautions:
Sugar binging does not have to be the end-all-be-all to your healthy lifestyle and eating habits. If you happen to slip up from time to time, please remember that you are human, and mistakes happen. Moving on with the help of these tips and tricks can allow you to land on your feet and get back to a healthy mindset and eating pattern. Remember that you do not have to succumb to your surroundings and although sugar benders do happen from time to time, they do not have to be a part of your weekly or even monthly routine. Remember that a healthy body means a healthy mind and heart!
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