Diabesity? Is that really a word? What the heck is diabesity? How do I know if I have it? Is there a cure for it? ???????
Lot of questions about one word, huh?
Well, yes, diabesity really is a word. Chances are many of you are unfamiar with this word (unless you’ve visited my website or heard me speak about it).
WHAT is it?
This term was first coined by Shape Up America, former Surgeon General C. Everett Coop’s foundation; and Dr. Mark Hyman had this to say regarding diabesity: “If you have diabetes you have it. But you don’t have to have diabetes or even have symptoms to be suffering from diabesity. In fact most people who have it don’t know they are suffering from a deadly condition that is 100% reversible.” You can read Dr. Hyman’s article at this link to the Huffington Post. While he wrote the blog in 2011, the condition has continued to affect millions more people…adults and children.
We live in a hectic and complicated world, run by our myriad digital devices. While many of these devices enable us to stay informed 24/7, they also contribute to stressors found at work and home.
Our devices have contributed to a world where children spend most of their unscheduled time exercising their thumbs on cell phones instead of playing outdoors. People of all ages keep their cell phones active and with them all day long and keep them on bedside tables all through the night.
Diabesity is insidious; the effects of high fat, carb dense and sugar saturated foods build with every fast food or processed meal ingested. Diabesity comes wrapped in drive-through bags, cereal boxes, donut boxes and candy bars, juices and sodas. It also comes hidden in the processed foods we buy for their convenience: spaghetti sauces, canned goods, soups, mixes, boxed and frozen entrees, restaurant meals and condiments.
Diabesity is a deadly quiet disease, damage occurs first within the body and blood. It begins to show it’s face in excess body fat (usually showing first on the belly, hips, and thighs), as an elevated blood glucose level and shows up in heart, circulatory, liver and kidney diseases.
Can diabesity be treated and even reversed?
Absolutely! The treatment is simple but not easy. The first step is to eliminate all added sugars; easy if you know all the different terms used for sugar and if you read food labels.
Choose whole, clean (unprocessed) foods whenever possible and prepare most of your meals in your own kitchen; easy with a bit food education and meal prepping.
Get more movement in each day! Aim for at least 30 minutes per day; and if you can manage only 10 minutes at a time, that works — just carve out 10 minutes 3 (or more) times each day. If you have a fitness tracker you can easily record each step you take throughout the day; you might be surprised at how many steps you walk each day.
Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program and let your doctor know the type of exercise you’re planning. Walking is the easiest way to begin if you haven’t exercised for a while. If you’re a dog owner you already have a minimum of 3 walks per day in your schedule.
Whether you walk alone or with a buddy, vary your route, your pace and the time of day you walk. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy comfortable shoes and you’re set. Walking is the perfect way to take in every detail of your surroundings.
With Freedom From Diabesity comes extra energy, lower blood glucose levels, lower blood pressure, less stress, weight loss, better sleep and a renewed zest for life.
If you or someone you love is ready to discover the perfect plan to obtain Freedom From Diabesity, schedule a free Discovery Strategy Session with me. I promise you’ll discover something intriguing. (You can schedule a time with me right here on the website.)