I don’t have diabetes, but I decided to read this book anyway. It is full of information on how to improve your diet and live a healthier lifestyle.
Dr. King is a huge advocate for the “Rural Asian Diet.” This is a diet of mostly high-fiber carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables. This diet helps with weight loss and reduces risk of diabetes or can help control diabetes.
He also talked about the importance of monitoring and recording your calorie intake to help maintain a healthy weight.
I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone interesting in living a healthy lifestyle.
What are the benefits of exercise?
- Relieves stress
- Loss weight or maintain a healthy weight
- Improve mood
- Improve brain function
- Strengthen bones and muscles
- Sleep better
- Improve heart health
- Boosts energy
Since I started my weight loss journey, I have lost a little over 100 pounds. In that time I ran into a few unexpected consequences. Here are two that happened to me recently.
- I had to move the seat up in my Jeep, because there is less fat on my back and I was struggling to reach the pedals.
- My bike helmet needed to be adjusted, because there is less fat on my chin and face. This is obvious when you think about it, but I never thought about it being a problem until it happened.
My journey has not been smooth sailing the whole time. I still struggle with overeating and don’t always want to exercise. However, all the difficulties have been worth it. My life is so much better now.
There are a lot of reasons for people to eat when they are not hungry. My main reasons are:
If I am going to be successful in my weight loss journey, I have to find a way to deal with the craving to eat when I am not hungry. I have to find another way to fill that desire. I need replacement behaviors like:
- Change tasks
- Take a Walk
- Talk to Someone
Do you struggle with the desire to eat when you are not hungry? If so, how do you handle your cravings?
Since I started my weight loss journey, I lost over 100 pounds.
I have noticed that my tolerance for cold weather has greatly reduced. I lost a lot of body fat which once insulated by body, so I understand why this is happening.
I hope I will eventually adjust to colder temperatures, and not feel like I am freezing all the time.
I enjoy watching YouTube videos on the Fat Meets Fire channel, which is produced by Ben Landers. I love how he explains will power and gives tips on how to improve your will power. It’s not as difficult or mysterious as we tend to make it.
Kristin Lloyd is a social worker that struggled with her weight, so she had bariatric surgery. She now offers counseling to others who are going through the surgery process.
She is relatable and her vast experience makes her a great candidate to teach others about bariatric surgery. In her book, she shares her personal experiences, advice on how to succeed, and warnings about common pitfalls.
My favorite quote from the book is, “Having weight loss surgery is the first step in breaking out of the victim cycle, because this means you are acting and doing something to take back control over yourself and your life.”