It was Saint Paul who said, “eat, drink, and be merry– for tomorrow we’ll die.” And he couldn’t have been more correct. These days, the way most people eat food that lowers their blood sugars often leads to pre-diabetes.
Unfortunately, proper weight management is not that common to most folks either. Perhaps the problem stems from a misconception of what Saint Paul said in that its context proves the pointlessness of living without believing in anything. Not to get religious and all, but when it comes to diabetes, not thinking that you need to control your blood sugar might mean the same.
Today, hypertensive diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in the country. 23% of Filipinos are said to be pre-diabetic. From the food we eat to the lifestyle choices we make (or don’t), letting ourselves go because of consumption may be the reason for the continuing spike of this top killer.
However, don’t fret, as we’ve compiled a few ways you can control blood sugar and prevent yourself from ballooning to diabetic levels. Just get your weighing scales and mobile apps out and follow these four simple weight management tips to lower your blood sugar.
Know your values
Imagine a python wrapping itself to its prey and squeezing the life out of it. Not a pretty picture, but that’s the best way to describe how your visceral fat can damage your internal organs.
Experts point to excess fat as the main culprit for most type 2 diabetics. Obesity, on the other hand, is a different kind of monster in that it increases your risk up to 40 times.
That said, we encourage you to get your weighing scales out and compute your body fat average and body mass index so you can gauge how much weight you have to lose. Remember, even just reducing your current weight by 7% can decrease your type 2 diabetes risk in half.
Get a move on
Now that you have the numbers, it’s time to be more active and shun Netflix and those potato chips for a while. Being stagnant and constantly stuffing food into your mouth promotes high blood sugar instead of burning some calories during a workout and using up insulin while absorbing glucose.
If you can, try to extend your fitness sessions to 45 instead of 30 minutes and five instead of three days a week. However, don’t punish yourself and go slow with your routines. A simple 30-minute brisk walk daily reduces your risk by 25%. Which would you prefer– that or a two-hour Netflix movie that makes you 20% closer to type 2 diabetes, 15% to heart disease, and 13% to death?
Switch to better lifestyle choices
Again, let’s think about what Saint Paul said for a minute. It’s bad enough to binge on food and beverages like there’s no tomorrow. However, adding cigarettes and alcohol to the mix might ensure that there won’t be any ‘tomorrows’ at all.
Aside from watching your weight, quitting the brown-bummed monster and taking your spirits of choice in moderation can also save your life. Why? Smokers are 40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Excess alcohol intake significantly increases your chances of developing the disease.
Now, you might ask, ‘where’s the fun in that?’ Studies have shown that moderate alcohol consumption (14 grams for women and twice for men daily) is good for the heart. Moderate drinking can even maintain good blood sugar levels in your body. The simple trick is to enjoy a little of that drink today and save the excess for more’ tomorrows.’
Eat, drink, and be merry (with the right stuff)
Speaking of enjoying life to the fullest, we have developed an efficient five-step program towards lower blood sugar. From encouraging you to observe proper weight management; maintaining a healthy weight and blood sugar levels; watching what you eat; exercising; and introducing Lowsutea sugar cleansing tea in your diet, the program can delay the onset of diabetic complications for pre-diabetics.
Lowsutea’s unique ingredients help lower your blood sugar and harmful cholesterol while providing anti-oxidant effects for optimal body functions. Following the tips above and drinking Lowsutea eight cups a day can lower cholesterol and block the absorption of sugar from your blood vessels.
If you really want to eat, drink, and be merry– do it right with Lowsutea and learn about our five-step program towards lower blood sugar health and better living now!
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