Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday ~ Prevent type 2 diabetes

Taking the proper steps to prevent type 2 diabetes will aid you tremendously.

I remember the day I found out I had type 2 diabetes. Some to the same tips the Dr. gave me can actually prevent you from getting type 2.

1. Get educated!! Education is priceless and empowering.

2. Eat Whole Grain: Eating whole grain is so much better for you. Cut out as much white as you can, white sugar, white flour. I use Wheat flower in most all of my cooking and baking now and my kids don’t even know the difference.

3. Use the healthy fats! Being aware of the healthy fats and the not so healthy fats can really open your eyes. Use the olive oil is such a better choice and so is canola. Don’t use the fake guacamole. Buy a avocado and make your own by smashing up the avocado and adding salsa. Try to find a natural salsa with less sugar. A avocado has the good fats in it.

4. Portion control: Use a smaller plate to eat with. Losing just 10 pounds can make a difference. it’s all about portions. Keep a weight log and if you need to lose weight do it. If you don’t stay within a 5 pound range of the weight you are at.

5. Skip the soda!! Soda is 100% sugar and just like fruit punch and fruit juices they are all just loaded with sugar. Water, water and more water. Sometimes our bodies get headaches or feel hungry more often then we should. Reach for a glass of water before popping a pill or eating food. If the feeling goes away it really was water you needed.

A lifestyle change is ongoing and really something that takes discipline. In the long run you live a healthier happier life and can avoid the complications of type 2 diabetes.

Speaking To Our Youth

Speaking to our youth about Type 2 diabetes.
I had a great night speaking to a youth group in Nampa tonight. What a wonderful group on young woman. I got to share my personal story and talk about healthy eating and exercising. We got to spend time together after and just hang out. I had such a great time. 🙂

Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday!

You Could Have Diabetes And Not Even Know It!!
Here’s a statistic that bears repeating: an estimated 40 percent of adults with diabetes don’t know they have it. That’s 4 in 10 people with the disease who are not getting treatment that could prolong their life and protect them from many serious health problems, such as blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart disease, and stroke. Wow.

This estimate comes from a new study by researchers with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers used two tests to accurately gauge the blood sugar levels of more than 2,200 people in a large study on health and nutrition. (Most other studies have used only one test, which may not detect as many cases.) In the study, nearly 13 percent of adults age 20 and older had diabetes, and 40 percent of them had not been diagnosed. Virtually all those undiagnosed had type 2 diabetes, which usually starts later in life and is more common in people who are obese. With the the way our younger generations are eating we are seeing an increase of obese children and teens so we are now seeing diabetes start at younger ages.

Diabetes was especially widespread among seniors, affecting nearly one-third of people 65 and older. Researchers also found that an additional 30 percent of adults had pre-diabetes, which means their blood sugar was high but not yet in the diabetes range. People with pre-diabetes are at increased risk of getting diabetes as well as having heart attacks and strokes.

So could you have diabetes and not know it? Here are some symptoms of type 2 to look for! Each individual may experience symptoms differently, Symptoms may include.

* Needing to urinate more often
* Feeling very thirsty
* Feeling very hungry or tired
*Dry, itchy skin
*tingling or loss of feeling in hands or feet

But not everyone gets these symptoms and people with pre-diabetes often don’t get any. This is why testing your blood sugar levels can be so important. Experts say everyone over age 45 should be tested. You should also ask your doctor about testing if you have risk factors for diabetes and pre-diabetes. These include:

* Having a family history of diabetes
* Being overweight or inactive
* Having high blood pressure
* Having developed diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

What you need to know. There’s no cure for diabetes, but treatments can help. If you’re at all concerned you might have diabetes or pre-diabetes, be sure to see your doctor.

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Guest Speaker at Anytime fitness Biggest loser education night

Speaking to the contestants of the biggest loser challenge at anytime fitness
Rebecca Carington, Me and Rick Johns
Answering questions.

 

A few of the contestants from the challenge.

 

Tonight I was honored to be the guest speaker at the Anytime Fitness Biggest Loser Contest educational night. I shared my story and helped get the contestants motivated to begin their journey. My fitness trainer Rebecca Carington and Rick Johns from Discount Sport Nutrition also spoke to the group of contestants. It was a great night and I was glad I was invited to speak. 🙂

Interview With Slim Shopping.com

I had a interview with Slim Shoppin.com. Thank you Jennifer!!
Click here to read full interview.

 

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