Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss
Diabetes and weight loss is generally one of the most troubling aspects of your diabetes prevention program or in how you manage day to day living with diabetes. Diabetes weight loss, and specifically how to lose body fat are detailed in the article below. Read on!
High Body Fat is directly correlated to the onset and risk of complications associated with Diabetes. Studies indicate that obese people are more likely to become Diabetic than people of normal weight. Studies also indicate that the complications associated with Diabetes are made worse by obesity or excess body fat.
Calories used by a 150-Pound Person for 20 minutes of Physical Activity
Keep in mind that if you are beginning a new exercise routine, it is always a wise idea to consult with your doctor first, especially if you are overweight, hypoglycemic (low blood sugar), or have injuries.
Speak with your physician if you are taking oral medications like sulfonylureas (glimepiride, glipizide, or glyburide. This family of drugs is notorious for causing low blood sugar. Your doctor may recommend specific exercises that will be good for your body as well.
Walking is a wonderful way to burn calories, stretch your muscles and get your body circulating blood. Whether you are a seasoned walker or are just beginning, walking for 30 minutes each day at any level or pace can significantly improve your overall health. Here is a sample walking program for beginners.
I can eat pasta and other foods that are high in calories or carbohydrates as long as I go to the gym.
Going to the gym does not give you permission to eat just anything. In fact, many people actually gain weight when they start exercising partly because they think that exercising negates the harmful effects of calories and carbohydrates in the foods that they like to eat. However, for a host of reasons, working out does not give you the freedom to eat anything you want.
What can you do to reduce your weight and increase your health if you already have Type 2 Diabetes? You can walk it off.
Walking is an excellent way to get a cardiovascular workout no matter what shape you are in. When you walk, you will not only improve blood circulation throughout your body, but you will also burn those fat-producing calories. As you know, less fat is healthier for your heart and metabolism and will help you maintain control of your Diabetes.
If you have Diabetes and are overweight, losing 5-10% of your current weight will help improve your blood sugar levels. However, losing weight often requires you to assume a healthier life style and behavior change, not simply putting yourself on a diet. Many of the diets advertised today may be harmful and do not promote a holistic lifestyle change.