We love to eat tasty, juicy, greasy foods – anything and everything edible or desired by our heart. We do this to ourselves regardless of the news that diabetes is spreading at an alarming rate. Every day, the number changes as we consume foods with no nutritional value to the body. Recent information just released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show new estimates which are clearly alarming. Some of the causes are foods like chitterlings, pig feet, fried chicken, fried fish, pickled pig feet and eggs. Many are unaware that eating in a hurry and not taking the time to let our food digest are also causes.
Advertisers make food look like it’s harmless. Afterwards, they push drugs to consume once you’ve eaten that processed, non-nutritional food. With nearly 26 million Americans who are diabetic and an estimated 79 million adults who are pre-diabetic, a time bomb has exploded – fat America with a processed fork in one hand and a needle in the other.
This madness has to stop! First Lady Michelle Obama’s program on obesity and health awareness has somewhat brought this issue to the light, but who is really listening? We think nothing can happen to our body, but look in the mirror and think back 10 to 20 years. What have you noticed about yourself? We must change our way of eating and realize that some foods are not made to be consumed. With the advent of Genetic Modified foods, which allows food to be grown at a faster rate, cheap and with no nutritional, you will find even more food that does more harm than good on your grocery shelves. Just look at what you get in a $1 burger – a lot of fat and calories. However, a small fresh salad is $3.50. What you eat does matter to your overall health.
Obesity and diabetes affects all of us in some way – from family, loved ones, friends and increased medical costs. Let’s decide to do something about it today and make the required changes to begin a health reversal. Now the question should be “what do I eat and where do I start?” The first step is to decide you are willing to make a lifetime change for yourself. This journey has to be yours and not anyone else’s. Then, if you’re serous, go into your kitchen and remove anything that is processed from your pantry – give it away or throw it out. Make a list of good foods that are nutritious. One of the main types of foods you should start with is greens such as turnips, collards, chard, or kale. These have to be eaten daily. Make sure you eat a great breakfast to start your day.
Information about reversing obesity and diabetes on the CDC website says these diseases are preventable, but we must understand and be educated about the benefits of great health. One of the things you must do is surround yourself with a new beginning, including new friends who think like you and eat the way you are eating. Get rid of the idea that ‘a little bit won’t hurt’ because that is what got you in the shape you’re in today.
The challenge is to not eat any processed or fast foods for fourteen days. The results will shock you and you will want to tell everyone. If you keep at it, you will see a new and healthy person. What do you have to lose? Fresh food is the only way to go. You’ll have great health and energy. Begin your new journey today and let your doctor remove you from all of those lifelong drugs you thought you would always need. Yes, you can be free and enjoy your life!
Anupam Ghose, a physician by training, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in 2017. After the diagnosis of T2DM, he followed a low carbohydrate high fat diet and reversed his T2DM within a year. Now he has one main goal in life and that is to make people understand that the conventional method of treating T2DM is not beneficial. Type 2 diabetes is reversible and the best way to reverse T2DM is through diet and lifestyle modifications. He now decided to help people with type 2 diabetes by offering online coaching to reverse their diabetes.