Some adults seek the guidance of experts to help them reach their weight loss goals. A weight loss expert such as a dietitian can be helpful in achieving your goals. The problem, however, is some individuals are often on the lookout for shortcuts. For them, anything that shortens the amount of time and effort required is a go. While it’s natural to want to conserve valuable resources, it’s futile when you are looking for long-term weight loss.
Weight loss cannot be effectively rushed. While some progress can be achieved in the short-term, lasting change takes time. So it’s pointless to rush your way to a lean and healthy body because you would likely fail.
As you’ve undoubtedly heard, crash diets have acquired their name for a reason. When you try to do too much too quickly the process tends to be overwhelming, and the chance of failing rise. When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, it’s better to take it step by step. Doing too much at once is counterintuitive. It is better to implement slow but lasting changes that will bring you success in the long-term. It takes as long as it takes.
What’s better in the long run? Achieving quick, feel-good success, and risking it all because it’s a temporary fix; or taking weight loss one small but definitive step at a time, towards a healthy body for the future?
It’s evident which side you should be on where permanent weight loss is concerned.
For anyone who is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, it is of particular importance to have patience. It is impossible to reverse Type 2 diabetes over the course of just a few weeks. There are medications to lower your blood sugar levels, but who are we kidding. Medications are a temporary fix and over time, without adjusting your eating plan, your medications will need to be increased. Without weight loss, the odds of ending up on insulin are high. With Type 2 diabetes, it is of the utmost importance to take your time whilst implementing positive habits to help induce lasting changes.
With these thoughts in mind, don’t see physical activity as something you will do exclusively to help you lose weight. And don’t “diet” just to lose a few pounds and get your blood sugar levels back to normal. See these changes as a firm commitment and an investment towards a healthier disease-free body.
Look on the bright side. At least you won’t have to do anything drastic to lose weight. It’s not necessary to restrict yourself severely to make progress. By eating a little less than usual each day plus exercising for twenty or more minutes on five days a week, you can build on small successes.
And it’s these little but consistent steps that amount to large strides toward a healthier and livelier you over time.
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.