Healthy living is important for everyone but it's even more important for someone with diabetes. Without the proper diet and care, diabetes can be fatal. But more often, its debilitating. So many diabetics lose their feet or legs, lose feeling in their limbs, lose their eye sight and eventually lose everything.
A big part of a healthy lifestyle is being active. Getting outside, doing the things you love, and moving your body go a long way to adding to your general health.
The other biggie is healthy eating habits. Food is so prevalent and the wrong types of food are more available than ever!
Diabetics should consult a doctor or dietitian before they embark on any of the diets available today. They really should follow a plan that is a specific type 2 diabetes diet.
That plan should include plenty of real, natural, and unprocessed foods. Yes, those are all the same category! That means, unadulterated meats and dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, and possibly whole grains.
Diabetes is very diet sensitive, so it's important to read and find out everything you can before you start a diet.
It's not going to be easy, but it's worth fighting the disease and living the best and most healthy life possible.
If you don't have diabetes, then it's never to soon to start taking care of yourself either. Throw out your packaged food products and start buying and cooking real food.
Eventually, you'll dislike packaged foods and even most restaurants You'll save money, most likely lose weight, and have more energy when you are eating the right foods and making that food at home.
It's not as hard as you think. Plus, it will help you learn new things and keep your mind engaged! You'll have a lot of fun improving your health - and eventually teaching others.