I’ve created workout programs and meal plans for a lot of people living with diabetes and it often comes as a surprise to them when I introduce meals around workouts. I will get questions like:
Our happiness is predetermined ~ 50% by genes. This leaves us with a huge opportunity to take action to smile, or want to smile, more often. Overall our brain is like a muscle, the more we influence happiness, the more likely or more easily it can be to attain. You see, happiness is part of a chemical process of neurons and dopamine receptors. If we don’t exercise doing things that enlighten our mood, those receptors can decrease with time and age.
You’ve probably heard that resistance training is good for you, and you might even know that it can be especially beneficial for people living with diabetes. But most people don’t know why this is, or how to get started. So in this post, I’ll dive into the benefits of resistance training when it comes to diabetes, and give you some tips on how to successfully incorporate it into your life.
I know - it can be a minefield. Why is to so difficult to know the right food to eat when you’re diabetic and wanting to lose weight?
If you follow the medical dogma you are likely to be told to avoid fat and watch calories. This is despite the fact that a mountain of evidence show it doesn’t work at all. You’ve got a 5% chance of pulling that approach off - don’t do it!
One of the most common things you are likely to be told by EVERYONE is that moderation is the key.
It’s a brand new year and time for a fresh start. Maybe you were telling yourself that this will be the year, you’ll lose the weight and get your sugars down and reduce your medications too.
You’ll show those doctors that are always talking about losing weight, you’re going to power through January…
It’s January 1st and you’re all fired up, ready to start with that New Year’s weight loss resolution. You’re determined! Now is the time to make life-altering changes to your diet, your fitness, and your diabetes management in order to drop those extra pounds that have been bothering you. You might already have bought all the gear, read all the fitness magazines and stocked up on test strips. That’s great! I’m proud of you, and honestly applaud your enthusiasm and desire to make positive changes in your life.
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