If you have diabetes, losing weight by following a healthy diet and an efficient boot camp fitness program can actually get you off insulin and a number of other diabetic medications. No matter how much you weigh, dropping even a few pounds can lower blood sugar levels, improve your overall health and along with metabolism boosting exercises, will leave you feeling energized. A study undertaken at the National Institute of Health even found that diet and exercise actually reduces the possibility of getting diabetes by as much as 58%. Once again, it’s been proven just how life changing a healthy diet and a effective workout program can be.
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• Avoid fatty foods. Saturated fats are one of the main causes of diabetes. If you are worried about diabetes or have already diagnosed, it is important to limit the amount of saturated fats you eat so that less than 6% of your daily calories come from them.
• People with diabetes are more likely to having bad cholesterol levels, which leads to cardiovascular disease. By reducing your cholesterol intake and exercising you can manage or prevent diabetes and control your cholesterol levels, lowering the chances of cardiovascular illness and premature death.
• Go for the healthy carbs, Healthy carbohydrates can be found in a wide variety of whole wheat grains such as pasta, breads and cereals. Make sure that you eat a good amount of whole grain foods in order to get the healthy and efficient carbohydrates you body needs to help break down sugars.
• Eat Lean Protein. Protein is an important part of any diet plan but not all protein sources are created equal. Protein should make up about 1/5 of your daily calorie intake but if it isn’t lean it won’t be as efficient. Choose lean protein like some fish, beans, tofu, lean beef and poultry in order to meet your protein quota.
• Limit the amount of sugar and fat loaded treats you eat. Notice I said limit; you don’t have to give up all your favorite foods just be smart about how often you indulge yourself. You should also try making lighter snack choices yourself and have fun with it. You’d be amazing how fantastic a healthy, fresh fruit parfait tastes, made out of layers of fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries and some light whip topping; delicious!
• Exercise is a must! Just like any other weight loss plan you’ need to exercise to get the best results and stop trying to avoid it. Not only does losing weight with exercise lead a feeling of euphoria when you reach your goals it makes you feel more energetic by boosting your metabolism, it can also help regulate blood glucose levels and promote healthy blood flow. Stabilizing glucose levels is a huge step towards fighting diabetes and you’ll also lower your blood pressure.
A boot camp fitness program like those offered by Top Level Fitness provide everything you need in a diet and exercise plan and will fit into any lifestyle or fitness level. Best of all they’ll provide nutritional guidance, a fun yet challenging workout, along with motivation in a welcoming atmosphere; the perfect way to start, get and stay healthy and avoid and/or control your Diabetes.