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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Understanding The Affects Of Being Overweight On Diabetes Is Motivation To Change

by Stan Pancowitz


 To truly get to a point of understanding the affects of being overweight on Diabetes, you need to understand almost every process in the human body. However, a less complicated overview will make it clear enough that if you are a diabetic, being over weight is the worst thing you can do.Carrying excess weight, especially when the problem is severe, stresses every one of the delicate systems of your body. These systems have their special functions, but all are interdependent. The bottom line is that being overweight raises your risk of heart disease, leaves you breathless, and is hard on your legs and feet. Diabetes also raises the risk of cardiovascular disease and impairs circulation to your legs, feet, and hands. You can see that the health risks are compounded by suffering from both conditions.The best defense is an offense. Get the high-calorie, low-fiber, low protein foods out of your house. Make a list of your special weaknesses and bad habits, such as snacking often rather than sitting down to a balanced meal, and post it so you can feel good about saying no to yourself.Shop with all your meals in mind. If you have good, healthy food in the refrigerator, you will be able to pack your lunch or take along food for a trip from these good choices. Realize that sometimes you will be rushed, so have quick protein and high fiber foods that are grab and go. Acknowledge that you will sometimes want something sweet and plan to use natural, calorie free sweeteners on a limited basis.Now you must face the need for exercise. If walking is an option, carry out errands on foot, park far away from your destination if you must use the car, and walk the dog even if you have to borrow one. If you cannot walk easily, build up gradually as you try to add at least 2.000 paces to your daily movements. If this is not possible for you, check out the community water exercise program or the seated exercise classes for seniors.Why is walking good strategy? Walking tones muscles, which burn more calories than flab.

Walking causes weight loss, increases circulation, is good for your heart, and encourages deep breathing, which everyone should do and many people do not do. Everything on the list is needed by a person suffering from diabetes.Drinking water is vital, too. Many overweight people think diet sodas can be safely used, bu studies show that soda of any kind is very detrimental to health and weight loss. Water and more water is the key. If you don't like the taste or find it boring, jazz it up with apple cider vinegar or lemon and lime juice, all additives that taste good and help you lose weight.Balance your meals with protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates, which are found mostly in vegetables and some fruits. Medium-chain diglycerides and mono unsaturated fats help satisfy hunger and burn calories. The balance of foods and tastes will help you maintain your progress in losing weight.The affects of being overweight on diabetes are real threats to your health and happiness. But remember the words of Winston Churchill and never, never, never give up.

About the Author:
Being overweight can mean variations in your blood sugar levels chart that should be addressed. A blood sugar chart is an simple and quick way of tracking the amount of glucose in your blood.

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