Diabetes every 30 Seconds!

It has been recently written in Forbes magazine that In the U.S., a new case of diabetes is diagnosed EVERY 30 SECONDS! That means, more than 1.9 million people are diagnosed each year. Those numbers are outrageous.

Those managing diabetes are preventing or treating up to 14 different health conditions, which is nearly double (8 health conditions) from those who are not. Diabetes is a growing epidemic due to increased rates of obesity, larger food portions, greater total dietary intake and individuals using less energy. It is important to note what you are eating along with how much you eat. Both factor greatly into the quality of your health; physically and mentally.

When someone gets finished eating a large meal, filled with fats, and sugar, (double cheeseburger, large fries, large coke) how many actually have the energy to get up and move? Really move? Your body is tired. Bogged down. It crashes. It is trying to digest everything you just put into it. Therefore, you feel tired and feel like you don’t have enough energy and may feel like you’re in a fog. It is important to eat foods that are low in sugar, drink a lot of water, whole grains, vegetables, and portion control is very important. It is better to eat 6 smaller meals throughout the day, than a large breakfast, lunch and dinner. Keep boosting your metabolism nd being consistent is super important!

Keep your body and mind sharp and healthy. You only get one. When you want to reach for a bag of chips, reach for some nuts or some carrot sticks instead. Healthy change aren’t all going to happen overnight. It is a change that will be gradual. How many times did you fall down when you were learning how to walk? Once? Three times? Point is, you are walking. You didn’t give up and say, I will just crawl the rest of my life. Start will small changes. Cut down on Soda and chips by replacing then them with water vegetable sticks. You will find what works for you!