3. Cut carbs
Avoiding sugar doesn’t just mean avoiding obviously sweet and sugary things. It actually means avoiding carbs in general, which includes bread, pasta, and a wide range of other diet staples. Of the three major ‘macronutrients’, carbohydrates result in the fastest breakdown and release of sugar. So while fats actually contain more calories, they release those calories in a much slower and steadier manner meaning that the blood is never spiked with a sudden increase – which is what triggers the release of insulin.
For those at higher risk of diabetes then, one of the healthiest diets is a low carb diet. That doesn’t mean you should completely cut them from your diet, however!