Are you exercising? Make sure you are. Especially resistance training. This is important for not only controlling your diabetes but also for weight loss.
Make sure you try to do a complete program that includes resistance training, cardio, flexibility, and balance. Also, being active doesn’t mean going to the gym for hours on end. Playing outside with kids, walking, hiking, dancing, biking, swimming, playing sports are all great and fun too.
When choosing foods choose whole foods from the Earth: Fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Combine your food too. Make sure you have a carb, protein, healthy fat, leafy greens, & dairy (or substitute if vegan). The combination will help slow down the digestion so blood sugars remain stable instead of blood sugars rising quickly and then crashing down. Fiber helps control blood sugars too, but don’t go overboard too much isn’t good either. and too much too fast can cause constipation or diarrhea
Always try, if you can, to take a walk after each meal/snack
Lear to eat for what you’re about to do. Don’t eat a huge meal if you’re going to take a nap. You obviously don’t need a lot of calories to take a nap. Just like you’ll need more calories if you’re planning on exercising or doing a high activity sport.
Eat more meals/snacks spread out over the course of the day.Smaller meals/snacks help cut back on excess and waste (which goes to fat cells) so eat less more often.
There is a technique called zig-zagging that makes it easier to control blood sugars and lose weight while maintaining or building muscle mass.
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