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Do I have to lose weight to prevent diabetes? How can I lose weight so I do not become a diabetic?
If your doctor has told you that you are overweight then yes you need to lose weight because weight gain is a factor in turning into a diabetic. To lose weight is to reverse what you did to get where you are? If you eat too much pizza then stop the pizza. If you watch too much television then stop watching so much television. If you stopped riding your bike and walking then you need to start back riding the bike and walking.
Take the word diet out of your mind and think of this as getting back to where you were at the age of 10.
When you were 10 years old you played outside, ate when you hungry only and enjoyed the little things like a walk down a water stream. Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean you stop being you. Buy a nice pair of tennis shoes and plan to wear them out. Pick a park and walk it and explore as you go. If you enjoy photography take your camera with you and look for opportunities to take pictures of nature.
As far as food goes eat what is healthy. Change the white bread to whole wheat bread. Try a 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter with ½ tsp of jelly on whole wheat bread for lunch and see if that doesn’t hold you until supper.
If you like everything organized then consider a diabetic meal plan so you know what you can and cannot eat.
It is the little choices like riding by the ice cream shop instead of stopping and walking the long way around the mall.
Get up in the morning and walk around the neighborhood, explore like you did when you were a kid. Enjoy this journey called life and stay healthy and make some friends along the way.
write by Sigourney