So, you've had diabetes a while but haven't changed anything…
Hey, that's okay.
Let's face it, it's easier to put your head under a rock and do nothing – BUT it won't help you.
Can we talk for real for just a second? I'm gonna get tough here just for a tick because I really care.
Diabetes IS a life threatening disease–we're talking blindness, amputations, heart attack and stroke–for real!
It's happening to people every single day (more than you know), don't let that be you!
Your life depends on you pulling your head from under that rock and changing a few things, seriously, this is no joke. And, it doesn't matter how old you are, getting on track is still important – your life's not over already!
I care about you, which is why I'm telling you this – no one likes to admit this stuff but it's avoidable – so together, let's do something about it.
Now that we've got that out of the way, it's time to muster up some motivation and get yourself on track – and we are totally here to help you do that.
Ready for some tips?
Oh, and as you go through our info, feel free to leave your comments and questions on any page on our site and we'll respond. We're always here to lend a hand. 🙂
Start from where YOU are
Hey, I'm not going to lie – changing your diet and lifestyle can be tough.
We've had our habits for years and years, so they're not gonna change overnight.
Just start from where YOU are right now and ease your way into a new diet routine in your own time – one step at a time, one food replacement at a time, one meal at a time – and keep moving forward.
The important thing is that you work on taking positive steps to improve your health everyday.
Know Your Numbers
Seriously, your life depends on you checking your blood sugars and getting them to the right levels.
The numbers don’t lie so you can't keep shoving your head under that rock!
Love yourself enough to take care of yourself and report your true numbers to your doctor and healthcare team often. Get involved in your own journey!
The most important thing is to know the right numbers.
Get 140/ 7.8 stuck firmly in your mind. You want to keep your numbers below this all the time. The longer you stay above these numbers, the more risk you those nasty complications we talked about earlier.
Check your blood sugars often. I'll say it again, the numbers don't lie and it really helps you understand your body more.
Exercise – like, for 10 minutes a day
We're not talking running a marathon or having to make some major effort – we're talking just 10 minutes a day.
Exercise helps clear sugars out of the blood and circulate more oxygen to your cells.
I'm working on some ‘Fast 5' exercise routines – but in the meantime, just take a short walk everyday.
You'll be surprised how much just 10 minutes can help if you do it consistently.
What you eat matters most!
Instead of eating real food–you know, the stuff our great grandmothers would recognize–we're now eating all this stuff that comes in packets. And, often it's stuff that our bodies aren't really designed to eat.
Yeh, it tastes good. Don't you think food companies know that–they rely on us getting addicted to packaged foods so we'll buy more of it.
But, here's the thing…if you can get back to more of that stuff your great grandmother used to eat, your body will thank you for it.
Here at Diabetes Meal Plans, we promote a low carb diet because it works. People lower their blood sugar and A1C, lower their cholesterol, and even get off meds – science proves it and we've seen it time and time again.
And, it might come as a bit of a shock but if you can avoid 10 particular foods, you'll be well on your way to better health.
Carbs – It's ALL about the Carbs
The thing that influences blood sugar and A1C levels the most is carbohydrate foods.
The amount of carbs you eat is important, and of course, it does depend on the type of carbs you eat, too.
To help make the whole carb thing easier so you can become a carb pro – we've put together a 2 week mini carb course – it's 100% Free – and we'd recommend it if you're struggling with the whole carb ordeal.
That should get you headed in the right direction. 🙂
If you have questions, just leave them below or on any pages you come by. We always respond and are here to provide support.
Your health is your wealth.
P.S. Want to Make Things Super Easy and Fast Track?
Take the 30 Day Turnaround Program!
It's a step-by-step get started plan and shows you how to put a healthy diabetic diet together – easily!
Okay, it's not free. But it's just $27 and you even get personal one-on-one support and help.