I was fixing dinner and one of the neighbors came over to tell us about a fire in the general area. Yeah, I know, how could we not know about a fire, right? Well, we didn’t know; the fire wasn’t really that close and it was under control in a few minutes. But, that’s not the point of this post. One thing led to another and I asked the neighbor to stay for dinner, which she did.
Dana, the neighbor, is always fun and the conversation flowed easily. At some point, Dana started to talk about how habit influences food choices. She recently went to a fast food location with some relatives. When it came time to order, her relatives ordered basic fast food fare. Burgers, fries, drink and ice cream of some sort. The very same ‘foods’ they order every time they go to that chain. Habit. When it came time for Dana to order, she really didn’t want anything, but ordered what she normally orders anyway. and then found that she really didn’t want it or like it. Habit took over.
How often do we follow habit when eating even though we know what it will do to our glucose reading? Do we really expect to control Diabetes if we continue to make the same choices that led us to be Diabetics or Prediabetics? What’s that definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Hmmmmm.
Do we really expect to control Diabetes if we don’t make a few simple changes to our diet? As people with Diabetes we are in the unique position to be able to control our disease. Very few folks with any kind of disease can take any real steps to control it; but we can. The steps are simple: Diet, Exercise, and Meds.
If you aren’t controlling your Diabetes, start today. Start Now. Little changes can have a huge impact. Start with one change…just one. Eliminate one food. Maybe french fries. Maybe candy. Maybe ice cream. Choose one food to eliminate from your diet, please – and do it now.
Take the first step in your War On Diabetes that will lead to victory. Begin to break the habits that led to Diabetes.
You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future.–Dr. Abdul Kalam
By the way, Dana suggested this as a blog topic – thank you, Dana!
As always, thank you for reading.