Motivated people with or without Type 2 diabetes who start making lifestyle changes can reap tremendous health benefits almost immediately. One study revealed diabetics who ate a low-fat, high-fiber diet and added forty minutes of exercise to their day, were able to significantly...
lower their blood pressure,
improve their cholesterol levels, and
lower their blood insulin levels
in just three weeks.
You can muse over a leaner and healthier body as much as you like to. You can imagine how things would be different were you to have what it is you want most. How things would be better - especially those lower blood sugar levels!
Like most things in life, what it ultimately comes down to is execution.
Are you going to continue talking about how much you want to lose weight? Or even worse - how much weight you will lose? Speaking to others about your health goals can be beneficial, although this is not usually the case. If you find yourself broadcasting your intentions for motivational support, this is a sign your external validation is higher than your internal. This is contrary to the rules of success, but we digress.
A Type 2 diabetic that wants to - and the diabetic who will eventually be successful with their objectives, will be one that executes their plans assiduously. To endlessly mull over which diet is superior, which form of physical activity is ideal, or which type of carbohydrate is best, is counterproductive. It will certainly lead you to learn the basics of nutrition and diet, and to look at a starting routine for the gym if you're inexperienced. But to ceaselessly ponder over what your actions will be is as much unnecessary as it is a waste of your time.
Better to act, and learn as you go. As you start to make progress and encounter challenges, make adjustments where you deem necessary.
You will inevitably gain the essential experience to enhance your judgment as you go. You might be inefficient at times, and perhaps even make some mistakes. But such is human nature.
Therefore, just start towards whatever goal is on your mind. You can calibrate along the way. If you are a diabetic, surely it's at least been in the back of your mind to start some form of lifestyle change. You likely already know the basics...
eat well, and
Elect an approach to tackle each aspect of having Type 2 diabetes, and just go forward, no matter how rudimentary your methods may be.
To be active as opposed to passive in your decision-making is superior 100% of the time.
If you're not a diabetic, you can still take preventive action - this does not exclusively apply to Type 2 diabetes. By improving your health through a new and revised lifestyle, you can significantly decrease your risk for a multitude of complications that often arise with age.
Remember - you can muse to your heart's content about what you want. But if it's something you truly want to obtain, sooner or later you will have to execute your plans.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.