How can I drop 5 pounds with Type 2 Diabetes?


This is how I dropped 5 pounds with Type 2 Diabetes…

Losing weight with Type 2 Diabetes is challenging!   The good news is, it’s not impossible.

The reason it’s harder for us Type 2 diabetics is because we are insulin resistant. When our cells become resistant to insulin, our blood sugars become high. This leads to Type 2 Diabetes. 

All the excess glucose has to go somewhere, it can’t just stay floating around in our blood causing damage. Our body stores it as fat. 

The first step to losing weight is to get that high blood sugar down. We need to follow a low carbohydrate (carb) diet. Reading product labels and eliminating sugar is vital. 

Have you heard of Keto

If you want to know “how can I drop 5 pounds with Type 2 Diabetes,” this is it! 

Ketogenic (Keto) eating is a way to put your body into a state of ketosis.

There are no carbs or sugars in the Keto diet plan. When in a state of ketosis your body burns ketones instead of glucose. It gets the ketones from fat. This breaks down fat!

Eating a Keto diet also helps you become more sensitive to insulin. When you are more sensitive, you can get more glucose into your cells. That means it’s not going high in your blood and stored as fat. 

I enjoy following a Keto diet. I love protein. Any excuse to have a steak for breakfast works for me!

It can be challenging to get started.

Many changes have to happen and it’s tough to start new things. The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll see benefits.

Becoming more sensitive to insulin has a lasting effect. You’ll be less and less likely to have your blood sugar spike!

As long as our blood sugar is high we’re going to pack on the pounds. 

Have you heard of Intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting1 (IF) is when we limit our eating hours. Some people start by fasting for 13 hours a day. This includes sleep time.

Over time we can build up to 18 hours a day.

Intermittent fasting allows our body to use up the circulating blood sugars before we add more. If we practice Intermittent Fasting and limit the carbs we eat, we become more insulin sensitive. As we become more sensitive we allow more glucose into our cells.

This improves energy and can lower our blood sugar.

I found this recent study interesting. The study involved 3 people. In the study, they fasted for 24 hours, 3 times per week.

They did this for several months. Two of them stopped all diabetes medication! All of them stopped insulin within 1 to 3 weeks.

They each lost about 10% to 18%2 of their body weight. This is amazing progress over a few months!

Exercise will help us lower blood sugar. Going for a 10-minute walk after meals is a great habit to create. This uses glucose and brings high blood sugar down. It also helps digestion and cardiovascular health.

High blood sugar causes damage to our blood vessels. Light walking improves blood vessel health.

There are also some things that won’t help weight loss that we need to know about with Type 2 Diabetes.

There are a million supplements that claim to trigger weight loss.  If it were that simple there wouldn’t be a million of them.

There are many millions of people who desperately want a magic pill to lose weight.  These marketers know that getting money from these people is easy. They promise the moon and stars. They deliver a bottle of who knows what.

Some of the unknown ingredients in these magic pills can interfere with your medications and that’s a recipe for disaster. 

Save your money for healthy food.

Prescription weight-loss drugs aren’t often as effective for people with Type 2 Diabetes. Most of these were formulated for people who only suffered from obesity, not diabetes.

These pills aren’t very healthy for anyone. The only way to reverse Type 2 Diabetes is to improve health.

Weight loss of 5%3 of body fat has been clinically shown to improve high blood sugar. That’s not an impossible goal for us.

The best way to lose weight with Type 2 Diabetes is to cut our carbs, practice Intermittent Fasting, and exercise. Every small change we make can lead to big health results. If we follow these recommendations, we will see some weight loss. 

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