It is no secret Type 2 diabetes is quickly becoming the largest epidemic of our time. Through lifestyle choices, you have the power to determine your health now, and in the years ahead. Most studies emphasize simple, and modest lifestyle changes pay off with huge dividends.
The following tips are helpful not only for Type 2 diabetics but for all individuals looking to improve their health. Doctors can advise you, and your peers can offer suggestions: the responsibility is yours.
It is never too late to stop Type 2 diabetes. Eat a healthy diet low in calories, fat and saturated fat. Limit your fat intake to 30 percent of calories and saturated fat to no more than 10 percent of calories…
- whole-grain pasta and rice are great choices for your staple carbohydrates.
- eat sweet potatoes instead of the regular kind. Do not deep fry them.
- coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and fish oil are the healthiest oils you could have in your diet.
- mixed nuts make for an excellent snack, as long as you do not eat more than a small handful at a time. The are very high in calories.
- eating a protein bar is a great way to hold you over until dinner.
- buy a juicer if you don’t have one already. Juicing your fruits and vegetables is the best way to ensure you meet your daily requirements. But don’t overdo the quantity. Blending fruits into a smoothie maintains the fiber content, so it will help you to feel full rather than drinking regular fruit juice.
- study nutrition labels. Learn how to tell the difference between healthy options and low-quality alternatives.
- beans are a super food and should be included in any diet. They are a source of protein, complex carbs, fiber, and an abundance of vitamins and minerals.
There is a good chance you might be overthinking exercise. There is no need to complicate what is supposed to be simple…
- running is perhaps the best way to burn calories. But it is also hard on your joints and is ultimately unsustainable.
- all forms of exercise will help lower your blood sugar and improve insulin efficiency.
- doing cardio will improve your body’s ability to partition nutrients, facilitating fat loss and further improving insulin efficiency.
- resistance training has different effects on glucose transporters within tissues (GLUT4), making it even more beneficial for diabetics.
- home workouts can be just as effective as gym workouts. It is your commitment to exercise that matters most.
Making mistakes is normal. Get back on track. There is no harm in the occasional step back if you are always taking two steps forward.
- meal timing matters, but not as much as some people believe. Focus on the big picture.
- your health or current condition does not have to define you.
Talk to someone about your issues. Reflect on your thoughts. Seek advice. Solve your problems, and live a healthier life. As always, the rest is up to you.