Symptoms, conditions and causes

How to prevent afternoon blood sugar crush?

Between 3:30 and 4:30 in the afternoon, some people experience a blood sugar crash. This can cause you to feel tired, irritable, and can even cause poor vision. Other common signs of a blood sugar crash are salty cravings around 8:00 p.m. and chocolate or sweet cravings around 11:30 a.m.

Eating or snacking during a blood sugar crash can make you feel better temporarily, but actually makes things worse over time.

A blood sugar crash occurs because you’re dependent on sugar for fuel. This means that your blood sugar is constantly going up and down throughout the day. When you eat, you trigger insulin which lowers your blood sugar. Eating raises your blood sugar, but then it’s lowered once again by insulin.

Over time, this develops into insulin resistance. Insulin resistance can cause many health issues including inflammation, belly fat, and metabolic syndrome. Understanding that the crashes you’re experiencing are a blood sugar problem is the first step in stopping your blood sugar crashes.

Try these tips to stop blood sugar crashes for good:

1. Increase your fat intake during meals to go longer in between meals without feeling hungry.

2. Make sure you’re eating a moderate amount of protein. If you aren’t eating enough, it could negatively affect your blood sugar.

3. Ensure that you’re eating plenty of greens. The minerals in vegetables help to stabilize the blood sugar.

4. Consume apple cider vinegar.

5. Look out for hidden carbs.

6. Do keto and intermittent fasting.

Last updated: Aug 07, 2023 14:06 PM