Showing posts with label overweight and diabetes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label overweight and diabetes. Show all posts

Monday, October 11, 2021

Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired? If So This Post Is For YOU!!

Listen...Your Motivation Will Come From Within

Are you sick and tired of saying "I'm starting next week"...are you  sick and tired of saying "This time I'm serious"...have the people around you become tired of listening to you say "I'm starting a diet, and this time I'm for real".

If you're one of the millions who have become Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired of lying to yourself and others, while feeling as though you're a failure then listen up, because this post is for YOU.

I have been there so Im speaking from experience. Photo is of me when I became sick and tired of being sick and tired and found my motivation from within.

Motivation comes from within. No one else can motivate you. They might inspire you or even push you but the motivation for weight loss has to come from within you otherwise you will not succeed.

Your weight loss motivation will develop throughout multiple phases. First, figure out your goal, plan of action, routine or the type of exercises you can do to help achieve your goals without causing injury. This is extremely important due to possible inactivity on your part as it was for me.

Once you start try to stick to it, remember doing a little each day will give you the confidence and bolster the motivation needed to succeed.

Next, you need to plan out pretty much every single meal you will eat initially for the upcoming weeks or months until your goal is achieved. Afterwards you need to consider how to maintain your new lifestyle (more to come on a future post). Planning your meals will make it easier to stick with eating healthier. 

Challenge yourself to do this each and everyday, while saying to yourself "I'm A Finisher" and see how well it works. You might surprise yourself. Being prepared will also increase your motivation, as well as things become easier and the results begin to appear.

Soon you will be asking yourself what was holding you back for so long. Don't beat yourself up over this, just remember everything happens in it's own time, and now is YOUR TIME!!

Other things to keep the motivation flowing is to take before and after photos, or before and along the way progress shots. Document your progress and display it on the fridge or bathroom mirror as a constant reminder as to why you started this journey.

Keep things positive and talk to yourself everyday. Tell yourself you are well worth the new found discipline. Remind yourself daily that you are going to look and feel better than ever.

Visualize your success. Look in the mirror while closing your eyes and visualize what you will look like. Your mind is powerful...if you can dream can become it!

Motivation does come from within but if there is someone who cares enough to be there for you then it helps in so many ways.

Do it for yourself, remember you're sick and tired of being sick and tired. Do not give yourself an out. 

This article is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It is not to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or a nutritionists recommendation. Prior to beginning any dietary program, including a low carb diet, individuals should consult a physician for proper diagnosis and/or an appropriate path toward weight loss.

Friday, July 21, 2017

If you’re overweight and have diabetes, have to exercise!

If you’re overweight, you’ve probably thought about shedding some pounds. If you have diabetes or are at risk for getting it, you should stop thinking and start doing -- now. Why? Because excess weight puts a strain on your body in all sorts of ways.
“If I suddenly take a bunch of gravel and throw it in the back of your car, you can still probably make 70 mph on the interstate. But you’re going to make the engine work a little harder. If I put 1,000 pounds in your car, that effect increases. I can probably put enough weight in so, eventually, your car no longer can perform like it should.
It sounds harsh, but the truth is, that extra weight in your trunk? It can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and diabetes,.
Your engine already is whining. Ditch the gravel. You might be surprised at how dropping just a few pounds can make a dramatic difference.
“What I know in diabetes prevention, and in pre-diabetes, is that a very modest amount of weight loss has this huge reduction in risk,”. “You lose 7% of your body weight, you cut your risk of developing diabetes by 60%. And, in fact, if you’re over 65, it’s over 70%, according to the studies I have read."
But how do you not just lose weight, but keep it off? Through a combination of exercise and watching what you eat.

The Exercise Factor

If you’re overweight and have diabetes, or are at risk of getting it, you have to exercise. There’s no way around it.
“In your body, what exercise does, is it allows you to bind or uptake insulin more efficiently.
Your pancreas makes insulin, a hormone that “unlocks” the cells so they can use sugar from the food we eat as energy. “You have what they call receptor sites, and the more you exercise, the more active your receptor sites are. And the less you exercise, the less active and responsive they are.
If you’re serious about losing weight, working out has to be part of the big plan. But check with your doctor before adding it to your routine.