Timing is essential because if you wait to eat more than one hour from stepping out of bed or if you wait to eat more than four to five hours since your last meal, your blood sugar drops causing hypoglycemia, low blood sugar. And your body will respond with an outpouring of stress hormone to bring that blood sugar back up. If your adrenal glands are exhausted and you are not making stress hormone, you may just feel lethargic, collapsed, hungry, unfocused or out of control because of hypoglycemia.
To maintain a stable blood sugar, think of eating balanced meals and balanced snacks on a schedule, like taking a daily prescription regimen:
- Eat a balanced breakfast within one hour of waking
- Eat balanced meals or balanced snacks every 4 to 5 hours
- Have a balanced snack before bed to prevent low blood sugar that wakes you up in the middle of the night or high blood sugar levels in the early morning.
Alternately eat a larger meal and fast for 8 hours only drinking purified filtered water with unsweetened electrolytes.