Lower blood sugar levels, weight loss, and stopping type 2 diabetes and it’s complications in it’s tracks, is something anyone diagnosed with this condition often hopes for. Like many diseases or conditions, type 2 diabetes is caused by our genes and our personal environment, in other words our lifestyle. Now what does all this mean: it means we cannot change our genes but we can control whether or not the effect of these genes is activated. In other words you are in control; it is possible to lower blood sugar levels and reverse type 2 diabetes.
There is a way to beat or reverse type 2 diabetes… and guess what, it can be done naturally with no side effects. You must have heard all this before… but this time we will go into more details. Yes, you guessed it correctly, the way to do this is through lifestyle changes. Now let’s delve into the specifics involved.
When lifestyle changes are mentioned, there are concepts involved. Each one involves a change in your habits which can be difficult… it’s really a long-haul proposition. You need to set both short-term and long-term goals for yourself and then move forward at your own pace.
First one on the agenda is weight management.
a) This is only easy if you put your mind to it. It is eating healthily and exercising adequately.
We all know that exercise is essential and thirty minutes a day will do it. Actually exercise is like insulin to your body! This coupled with eating healthily will lead to successful weight loss. It’s easy to fall into the TV dinner diet trap… this is where you eat the TV dinner and then still feel hungry, and so you eat more.
Do you know if you cook for yourself, you are often ahead of the game? If you cook you have control over all the ingredients in Reversirol your meals. You can substitute healthier ingredients, use less sugar and control portion size.
b) Keeping a food and beverage journal also helps for reference to blood sugar level comparisons. Keep a record of your exercise level each day also.
c) It is also wise to find out why you eat too much. Sometimes eating is triggered by boredom, anger, loneliness, stress and other emotions.
d) After your emotional issues have been addressed, there are lifestyle priorities for achieving weight loss and lower blood sugar levels:
- eating several small meals at regularly timed intervals rather than infrequent large meals. Your pancreas has to produce insulin every time you eat in proportion to the amount you eat at each sitting.
- eating less fat will help but replacing it with more fat-free foods is not the way to go because some fat-free foods are rich in calories
- reduce or eliminate sweetened or naturally sweetened beverages. This includes regular soda, fruit punch and natural fruit juices
- weight training will help lose more weight, and gaining muscle is one way to help burn calories and also to lower blood sugar levels
- keeping active will help stabilize your blood sugar levels and get rid of the risk factors that can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, bad cholesterol levels and all kinds of diseases
- exercising regularly has benefits… it helps improve glucose transport and metabolism. It almost immediately improves your muscles’ sensitivity to insulin, making it easier to store sugar in your muscles rather than have it rise in your circulation
- including fiber satisfies hunger plus blunts the rise in your blood sugar levels and it also lowers your cholesterol levels
Foods to eat sparingly include:
- high glycemic foods
- fruit juices… eat fruit instead
- artificial sweeteners… some research shows they stimulate your appetite
- coffee and caffeine
- alcoholic beverages… limit yourself to one or two drinks a week. Alcoholic drinks can stimulate your appetite
- soft drinks and soda… drink herbal teas and water