For centuries, men and women were victims of life-threatening diseases, such as (816) 357-4634, polio, measles, 5753981004, and whooping cough. All of those diseases have essentially become obsolete because of the advancements in the various medical fields. However, the deaths associated with those diseases have been replaced with self-induced deaths. 60% of all the self-induced deaths are diet-related. Diabetes is the primary contributor to that 60% because 30 million people have the disease and 8 million remain undiagnosed. Overall you can “reverse diabetes” which would save the lives of millions and prevent the prolonging of this epidemic.
The severity of the epidemic: Type two diabetes occurs when the body experiences insulin resistance. That resistance causes the blood sugar levels to become abnormally high. Those excessively high levels initially cause extreme thirst, blurred vision, irritability, weakness, feeling of tiredness, yeast infections, and excessive peeing. If the disease goes untreated then the symptoms become worse. Those symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pain, episodes of blindness, and feelings of numbness in hands or feet. Lastly, the prolonged complications can cause heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, and kidney disease.
Understanding the cause of diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is deemed as being a self-induced condition because a person chooses to participate in unhealthy behavior. That behavior causes the disease to form. The biggest component of that unhealthy behavior is diet. When a person chooses to eat foods that are excessively high in carbs they spike their blood sugar. That prolonged spiking of the blood sugar causes insulin resistance, which leads to the previously mentioned symptoms. The other component of unhealthy behavior is exercise. When a person fails to exercise they do not make use of the carbs they consume. That causes the body to be constantly filled with excess amounts of carbs, which once again causes the insulin resistance. Additionally, the failure to exercise causes the build of fat, which increases a person’s chances of getting diabetes.
Knowing yourself: The first step to reversing diabetes is being aware of your bodies innate number. This is simply the amount of calories you use in a day. If you are diabetic, you will want to start off by eating that number of calories per day. Once your body gets used to that number of calories you can decrease it by increments of 250. That is assuming that you are overweight. If you are not diabetic, you want to know this number so you can avoid diabetes. Too many calories can lead to fat being stored and blood sugar being negatively impacted. The question at this point is “what are the best foods to reach that number of calories?”
Reversing diabetes with knowledge: A person needs to have a balanced diet in order to reverse their diabetes or prevent themselves from acquiring diabetes. A balanced diet means understanding the foods that are rich in the three macronutrients (fat, carbs, and protein). Good sources of protein are fish, lean ground beef, lean turkey, protein powder, boneless skinless chicken breasts, red meat, and skinless chicken thighs. Good sources of carbs are sweet potatoes, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, fruits, and oats. Good sources of fats are cottage cheese, milk, cheese, olive oil, almond butter, and peanut butter. All of those foods are conducive to a proper diet. You might be saying “You missed one of the biggest aspects of a proper diet.” You are correct because veggies were not mentioned. The odd thing about vegetables is that they are not a significant amount of carbs, fat, or protein. However, these are extremely rich in micronutrients, which is why they must be incorporated in every person’s diet. Overall just find the veggies you like best and eat them every day.
Balancing your diet: In the process of reversing diabetes a person needs to understand the importance of establishing a balance between fat, protein, and carbs. This is why the previously mentioned foods were broken down in terms of those three macronutrients. For example, if a person ate brown rice all day they would likely develop diabetes or go into a diabetic coma. Brown rice is perhaps one of the best carb sources, but regardless of that fact, it raises the blood sugar like all other carb sources. A person needs to introduce protein and fats into their meals in order to stop blood sugar from being raised. This means being able to see how many grams of protein, carbs, and fats are in one meal.
This is perhaps the biggest step in reversing diabetes. For example, if you were diabetic and had 1 cup of brown rice (roughly 42 grams of carbs) you would want to eat a piece of meat that had fat and protein in it. That principle should be employed in almost all your meals. Overall you need to think of meals in terms of numbers rather than overall food groups. For example, breakfast 56 carbs, 27 grams of protein, and 11 grams of fat. A total of roughly 430 calories. You would not want just the 56 carbs because of the negative impact it would have on your blood sugar.
Reverse Diabetes without exercise?
It is possible to lose weight and reverse diabetes without exercising. However, exercise increases the rate at which weight is lost. This ensures that diabetes is essentially combated as quickly as possible. For diabetics, the primary goal should be in terms of calories and limits. This means doing an exercise that burns off a reasonable amount of calories in order to put you at your desired deficit in terms of calories. For example, getting on the Stairmaster or another piece of equipment and doing 250 calories worth of exercise.
The best type of exercise for diabetics is cardiovascular training. This aids in heart function and limits the potential for accidents. Once a diabetic loses the desired weight and reverses their diabetes they can progress. In terms of progression, there are full-body workouts and weight training workouts. This will ensure bone health and overall well-being. If a person wishes to reduce their risk of diabetes then they need to simply be aware of all the previously mentioned information and format a diet that pushes them to their limits.