Diabetes Weight Management in Your Own Routine
In order to re
duce the risk of diabetes one must lose weight. Exercise burns calories and burning more calories than we take in loses weight. Exercise to most people is one more additional chore that can be easily dismissed. That is why we must take a different approach. Exercise will now be called “daily activities”. Our activities must be integrated into our daily routine.
Did you know that spending an hour of intimate time (wink wink) with your significant other can burn 307 calories? That amount of calories burned could motivate you to get up off the couch. There are other ways to integrate into a routine such as parking furthest away in the parking lot at the grocery store.
Why do we to add activity to our routine? The American Diabetes Association says if you lose 7% of your body weight then you can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%. I don’t know how they come up with those numbers but I believe the reduction of risk is true as well as a side effect of having more energy.
Common Sense Diet for Diabetes
Here is my take on diets, they only make other people rich and maybe you lose weight. All the weight loss programs out their promote exercise to go along with their diets. So what makes one diet better than the other if exercise is an ingredient to success? Not a thing. I promote no diets only common sense. My common sense approach is as the following:
1. Absolutely no sodas
A 20oz. Coke has 240 calories
2. Three healthy meals along with morning and afternoon snack
Granola bar in the morning and protein bar in afternoon
3. Daily Activities
I would much rather have an activity burn off a meal than a soda
Make it Happen
In order to manage diabetes weight management is important. Those 3 simple steps helped me lose 35 pounds and keep it off. The key component that brings it all together that gets results IS activity. If you are not performing daily routine activities that would burn calories then don’t get upset if you don’t lose weight. It just won’t happen. I was told once that if you perfom at take for three straight weeks it will then become habit. When that happens it becomes routine. Once it becomes habit, then your risk for type 2 diabetes decreases.