Losing weight is tough on everyone. But it is especially cruel for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Since maintaining a healthy weight is one of the keys to controlling Type 2 diabetes, you need all of the help you can get.
Here is the second part of the series on easy ways diabetics can lose weight.
Eliminate flour. While sugar is one of the major enemies of a diabetic, flour is another. If a diabetic were to eliminate white flour, along with sugar, their health would dramatically improve. They would not only lose weight, but they would be able to think clearer, sleep better and have more energy due to the reduction of inflammation in their body.
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Severely limit alcohol. If you cut alcohol out altogether, that is really the best remedy. But if you insist on having an occasional beverage, keep it down to a bare minimum.
Rely more on vegetables. Vegetables are great for three key reasons: one, they are packed with essential vitamins and nutrients. Two, most are very low in calories so you can load up your plate and still keep your total calories down. And three, many can be enjoyed raw and on the go.
Sleep more. Burning the candle at both ends might be productive at work for a short time, but eventually your body will revolt. Like it or not, our bodies are designed for 8 hours of sleep per day. Deny it that amount and it will show its displeasure in a multitude of ways, such as weight gain.
Partner up. Having someone to share your weight loss with, and to be held accountable to, is a great way to keep you on track. Having them exercise with you is always the best-case scenario but it isn't really necessary as long as the individual is willing to be diligent about keeping you on task.
Slow down on fast food. Eating away from home is almost never a good choice. Fast food is known for its convenience, not for how healthy it is. Eating at home forces you to make good food choices and helps keep temptations away.
Incorporate low-impact exercise. People often resist the urge to exercise because they feel it will require too much of them. But there are plenty of low-impact ways to exercise. Some prime examples are walking, Tai Chi, yoga and light weight training. All of these can be accomplished indoors, requires no special equipment and no prior experience.
Type 2 diabetes is no longer a condition you must just live with. It need not slowly and inevitably get worse. Now is the time to take control of the disease... and take back your life.
For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body.
The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.
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