Type 2 Diabetes – Killer Strategy to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes!

Type 2 Diabetes – Killer Strategy to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes! – There’s a lot of talk about “diabetes management” these days. The term inherently implies that… like a cranky teenage daughter… diabetes is something you have to deal with and manage. Admittedly, there’s nothing wrong with purposefully managing your blood sugars and doing the things necessary to keep them under control.
However, that’s only going to get you so far. Research shows that Type 2 diabetes is like cancer… a disease that can be beaten. But wimpy “diabetes management” strategies aren’t going to cut it.
To fight back against Type 2 diabetes you need to go and crank up the volume and hit diabetes hard. And the only way to do that is to completely transform your body.
Most diabetics hear the two words “lose weight” so often they ultimately lose all sense of meaning. And in actual fact, they may not have as much meaning as people say. While your weight is important, it’s your body composition… the ratio of fat to muscle… that really makes or breaks your health.
It’s true that a high body mass index (BMI) often correlates to a large amount of body fat, especially for folks at the high-end of the BMI spectrum. However, many lean people are “skinny fat”, meaning they have a low BMI but a large amount of body fat.
And if you simply zero-in on the number on your bathroom scale, you may be doing more harm than good. That’s because most diets… being super-restrictive… force the body into “starvation mode”. Because your body thinks it’s starving, metabolism comes to a standstill and precious muscle is used up to fill in the nutrition gap. To the chagrin of fad dieters, most of the fat that they had on board before they started the diet is still clinging to their hips, waist and thighs.
So how can you lose fat?
Firstly, bury fad diets for good. Insane eating plans like the Cabbage Soup Diet do nothing but steal muscle from your frame. Switching to sensible plans that provide your body with the nutrients it needs will ensure that you’re losing more fat and less muscle.
Second, eat more protein. Researchers at Purdue University showed adults that ate 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight lost more fat and retained more muscle during a weight loss bout. Healthy protein sources include fish, chicken, lentils and beans.
Third, hit the weights! Strength training significantly increases muscle synthesis… sending a signal to your body you “need” protein. So when you start to cut calories your body will think twice about burning off muscle mass and will turn to fat instead.