It’s so funny, only when something goes wrong that we begin to take things seriously. It hits us so hard that we quickly wake up from deep slumber, realize the gravity of it and against all odds try to face the obstacle positively. Recently I was advised by my doctor and the dietician to adapt a change in my eating habits due to raised sugar levels in my system. The first thing to be removed from my ‘carte du jour’ was my cup of tea which over the years, I have thoroughly relished at the crack of dawn and the many additional; in times of joy, sorrow and when ever I am stressed out. Subsequently my intake of carbohydrates had to be reduced. Quite taken aback at the food chart given to me by the dietician,I was wondering how I was going to abide by those strict guidelines. Although this was happening so suddenly, somewhere at the back of my mind I had an instinct that I may possibly inherit it from my genes. To become accustomed to this new lifestyle isn’t going to be an easy mission, especially when I have to give up my obsession for tea.
That was a few weeks ago. It took me some time to come to terms regarding my newly detected health issue. After analysing and comprehending the magnitude of the whole problem, I have stepped up with a totally new confidence in me. Like a mantra, I constantly keep repeating that I don’t want the ‘diabetes’ to take control of my life. And that’s when I decided to take the initiative to make amends: for me and for the sake of my dear family. The assistance and guidance from the hospital educator and the dietician and a few articles I read on diabetes have thoroughly convinced me that’s it left up to me to make drastic changes fast. A healthy diet comprising mostly unrefined plant food - mostly raw or only cooked lightly, and lots of greens, can keep the sugar levels in my body under control and even reverse the diabetics according to recent studies.
As this is just the beginning, I am prescribed only one medicine and have been advised to control the food I eat and be physically active. And that’s what I am doing now.With correct medication, proper food and exercise I am told that I will be able to maintain normal sugar levels.
All the way through my adult life I have been someone who has never done any kind of exercise and incidentally my new year resolution this time was to do some sort of work out to shed off some extra pounds. Who would have thought it was going to be accomplished sooner: at the cost of my high sugar!
Thanks due to my dear Hubby and children who have given me immense moral support and encouragement in my effort to lose weight.
|Another of my favourite which I have to consume sparingly|