So, you are one of the millions who has been diagnosed with diabetes. Hi…ME TOO! Welcome to the “club”. I bet that type “diabetes” was a word you definitely did not want to hear when you walked into your doctor’s office. All you know about it is that it’s a chronic disease that will cause your feet and other body parts to rot. You console yourself, saying that you have many more years before that ever happens. But this is a life sentence. At least that’s what you have read before. Well, it’s not all that…really. There’s actually good news about Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Through Diet And Exercise.
This article aims to tell you that you can easily reverse your type 2 diabetes. Not through surgery, not through dozens of pills and other medication, but through diet and exercise. Yes, you got me right. Diet and Exercise! It’s that easy! Well, at least the concept is.
You need to resolve to change your lifestyle. Put away that bag of chips and soda, get off your behind and make a change! The only way to reverse type 2 diabetes and maintain it that way is by diet and exercise. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a resistance to insulin. This does not happen overnight.
Your body has gotten accustomed to bad food and no exercise. Type 2 diabetes is caused when you accumulate so much refined sugar in your body that it cannot handle the load. It produces more insulin which causes you to gain even more weight. At this point, you might say, “But I only drink diet soda.” Do not lie to yourself. Even the most “diet” of sodas have some form of sugar in them. High carb meals and wheat products like white bread and pasta are not exonerated from the list either. These are converted to sugar in your body only minutes after ingestion.
Some people say that you should slowly ease into a healthier diet, but I recommend going cold turkey on all the harmful foods you are eating. Diabetes may have eased itself into your body, but you do not want it there any longer than it should be. Here are a few tips:
- Switch to eating a more plant and healthy protein-based diet.
- Avoid ALL refined sugars.
- Increase your intake of healthy Omega-3 fats such as salmon.
- Choose fruits as snacks and desserts
- Supplement your diet with useful minerals such as Magnesium and Chromium
- Fast intermittently (you can find guidelines on how best to do this)
Exercise is also important for reversing type 2 diabetes. It increases your body’s muscle mass, enabling it to control the functioning of insulin more. Exercise also helps you lose weight – obesity is highly associated with type 2 diabetes. If you have been inactive for a long time, start by taking a brisk walk in your neighbourhood. Always aim to break a sweat and bring your heart rate up to the point where you can barely speak as you workout (Make sure that it is within the safe range). With time, you will be able to walk longer and eventually do some high-intensity workouts.
Putting all of this into practice will make you feel better and you could reverse your type 2 diabetes in a matter of weeks! No Kiddin!
Jeffrey Dale is a Type 2 Diabetic and asks the questions, “Can you be a Type 2 Diabetic and poke fun at the disease, or will it get mad at you if you do”? He shares everything he’s learned – the hard way – as an “expert” on his blog at http://www.reversingtype2diabetes.info