Diabetes… I wrote this article a while ago under the title “Is Reversing Diabetes Possible?” The reason I didn’t feel good about and demanded a re-write is simple… It didn’t contain 100% Drew Tolbert approved content. Now, on to the good stuff.
Diabetes has become an extremely hot topic. For obvious reasons. I know several people that have been diagnosed with it. Here is the irony. It is treatable, preventable, and often reversible.
I quit eating sugar for almost a year. Once I dropped my weight I gradually added it back in. I am slowly stopping again. The reason I am stopping is because of my fear of diabetes. The thing is one piece of cake or one cookie isn’t going to cause it.
But sugar is as addictive as heroin
The difference is everyone does the sugar thing. Sugar is seriously addictive. Once you quit, you want it. And when you don’t get it you get angry. Why do you think kids get so upset they don’t get to put their hand in the cookie jar? Because they are already addicts.
You see, sugar releases all of the “feel-good” chemicals in your brain that causes you to basically become an addict. We typically don’t see it like that, since there is no “high.”
Prevention is easy. Stop eating sugar. There are basically 3 types of sugar: Natural, processed, and corn syrup. You should avoid the processed and corn syrup.
Is eating a little every now and then ok?
That is hard to say because I am not like you. I can eat one cookie once a year and be ok. If you have your cheat meal once a week, and you eat it then, and only then… YES! I am sure you will be fine.
Insulin, insulin, insulin… I am not a doctor, nor do I pretend to be, but it is my belief that one day we will look back on our treatment of diabetes as we look back on doctors that practiced the 4 humors…
Treating type-2 Diabetes with Insulin is like treating brain tumors with decapitation.
Look down, see that belly… Lose it. Don’t know how? Read this post.
Can you reverse diabetes? In many cases, you sure bet! In fact, there have been several cases where insulin dependent adults lost the weight and required no insulin injections. The reason was simple… they lost the belly.
If you are an adult male and have 15% body fat or less, and can run a mile in 7 minutes… you will probably not be able to control the problem with just diet.
However, if you aren’t in the boat mentioned above…. step 1, get to 15% body fat or less.
Step 2… learn to run a mile in 7 minutes or less. Then do 3 of them every day 5 days a week at MINIMUM!
Step 3… send your thank you to Drew@DrewTolbert.com because you probably don’t have to pay anywhere near as much for insulin and all of the other supplies you did.
Thanks for reading;