4. Check, check, then check again
As you change your diet, increase your physical activity level and start shedding pounds, you should also keep better track of your blood sugar. Changes such as increased exercise, new foods/eating habits, and stress can cause your sugar levels to shift. “If you’re controlling your blood sugar through lifestyle alone, it’s not a concern. But if you’re losing weight and you’re on blood-glucose lowering medication, you may need to check your blood glucose levels more often, to determine if your medication needs changing” Blumer says.