When to go for a walk for fat loss & controlling blood sugar

Walking is one of the best ways to stay active and burn body fat

Ange Dim
4 min readMay 12, 2021


Woman walking her dog in a beautiful neighbourhood — purchased from Freepik.

What I like best about walking is that you can do it, even when you’re recovering from an injury, young or old — it’s for anyone and everyone.

The amount of people I see walking in the mornings, at lunch and in the evening blows my mind. I think I have been writing and preaching walking as a form of low impact cardio for years now. It’s not failed me once, and because of the growing trend, I assume that others feel the same way too.

Why walk after food?

Walking after you eat improves your digestion.

If you have had a relatively large meal, walking will help you alleviate any stress on the stomach. It can also stimulate the stomach and intestines to move food through more rapidly.

A good walk after my breakfast helps to bring on elimination faster. If you find you want to bring on a trip to the bathroom, a good walk will surely help you do that!

Not only will you get these digestion and elimination benefits, but you will also prevent diseases such as IBS, heartburn, ulcers, and colorectal cancers. A walk around the block several times a day can become your exercise choice for the simple goal of longevity.

Diminish insulin spikes

My mum is a diabetic, and one thing she uses to control her blood sugar level is to take a walk after eating.

Now it’s not so apparent in her life due to cancer, but she still manages to get out and about when her energy levels are higher and benefits from this simple exercise in more ways than one.

Exercising after eating can prevent more significant spikes in blood sugar, which may help you eliminate or reduce the amount of insulin or any other oral medications required.

Why not use this as your diabetic drug elimination strategy?

What about weight loss?

Diet and exercise will always play a massive part in your weight loss progression; It most certainly helps to walk after a meal to create a caloric deficit that will…



Ange Dim

Multi-passionate creative who's immersed in health, wellness, exercise and loves creating healthy recipes. Subscribe for food inspo : shorturl.at/tuw68