Most of us have enough different sizes in our closet to open a boutique. The dreadful weight loss cycle of deprivation, starvation, weight loss, and regain keeps us expanding our wardrobe. How do you lose weight and keep it off? Here are some pearls of wisdom that will allow you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight:
- Stop Dieting! End the madness. There is no need to salivate while others enjoy their meals. If you feel deprived, you will inevitably overindulge. Do not concentrate on eliminating foods from your diet, but rather on a sensible eating plan that allows you to enjoy most foods. Take time to plan your meals and snacks. If you are prepared to eat healthier foods, fast food, super-sized food, and junk food will be less tempting. It is not the ultimate sin to occasionally have a non-protein, non-grain, treat (smile). Here it is make lifestyle changes and abandon the diet!
Most people believe that you get what you pay for. During these difficult economic times, it brings a sigh of relief to know that some quality things are still free. The best diabetes treatment doesn’t cost one dime!
Diabetes simply means that there is too much sugar in the blood. If the blood sugar is too high, you may experience increased urination, increased thirst, unexplained weight loss, blurred vision, frequent infections, fatigue, or irritability. The body is either not producing enough insulin or the cells are not responding to the insulin that is being produced. In type 2 diabetes, it is the latter.
One-third of people with high blood pressure feel “normal”; and therefore, it is called the “silent killer.” High blood pressure is an elevated force against the arteries walls. It can go undetected for years resulting in significant damage before there are signs that something is wrong.
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease which is the leading cause of death among Americans. If it is uncontrolled, you are susceptible to kidney failure, a heart attack, a stroke, poor blood circulation, and damage to the eyes. It is important to be proactive in lowering your blood pressure.