Editor’s note: This article is presented for informational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. If you have any health concern, see a licensed healthcare professional in person.
Diabetes is a major public health problem that is approaching epidemic proportions globally. It dramatically changes what a person can eat. Figuring out what foods you can or cannot eat may seem overwhelming or confusing, making the transition harder.
If you are one of the 1.2 million people who has successfully completed the pre-diabetic nutritional and lifestyle program at Diabetic Manual, then it has probably occurred to you that sticking to a good, regulated lifestyle can be tough.
Why is it hard to stick to Diabetic Nutrition?
Finding out you have diabetes and attempting to change your lifestyle can be difficult. Proper diabetic nutrition should help you lower your blood sugar like Dr. Huntington suggests––but it’s easier said than done.
Some people fail to stick to the diet because habits are hard to break, especially since many foods contain addictive additives. This puts some people suffering from diabetes in a very hard position.
Dr. Eric Huntington, founder of the Diabetic Manual said,
“There is no greater help diabetic patients can give their medical doctors than to eat a diet that will reverse the process that leads to type 2 diabetes. Without the patient eating the proper diet, medical doctors have no choice but to manage the disease as it continues to get worse.”
He goes on to say,
“It’s the lifestyle (mainly nutrition) that is killing most type II diabetics. Without correcting the irregular habits in the lifestyle that leads to diabetes, patients don’t stand much of a chance, and doctors are left with no choice but to manage the disease.”
The promise of finding assistance through an effective diabetes supplement continues to provide hope, especially after hearing Dr. Huntington talk about how effective a well balanced natural diabetes support plan can be.
One of the best things you can do is follow a proper made-at-home diet plan as often as possible. This helps you control what you eat without having to wonder about the food choices. This is also the easiest way to stick to the diet plan recommended by Dr. Huntington. You might be used to eating out, but this is a habit you might have to break. It may even be a good idea to learn how to make portable snacks, like dried meats using a dehydrator.
Many of the prepared foods you buy in stores have additives that you do not want. Sure, you can spend some time reading labels, but these labels do not always tell you everything, not to mention how time-consuming this can be. Your best and safest bet is to make things at home, using fresh ingredients, so check out a few recipes.
You might also want to start befriending other people who are dealing with diabetes. This way you can share recipes and food duties, too. You can even start potluck events where you get to share foods that observe your dietary restrictions and follow Dr. Huntington’s plan. This is a good way to stick to your diet and motivate others to do the same. It also alleviates some of the cooking duties associated with making food from scratch.
Those who have trouble finding healthy produce nearby should start looking online. Food delivery is growing and is quite inexpensive. These are popping up in a number of different places around the world. Try to see if there is a company delivering produce near you, and try to use it to follow your plan.
Finding a way to stick to your diabetic plan is not easy; it does require work, but hopefully, these suggestions help. Do not give up, and do not despair, no matter how hard it may seem at times. You are going to get used to it given enough time.
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