Miraculous Consumption

You know, if there were such a thing as miraculous consumption it would mean that we could eat whatever we wanted in any amount we wanted and would never gain weight or be threatened with Diabetes.  That indeed would be miraculous.  And, even though I hear of pills and diets from time to time that almost promise just that, it doesn’t exist.

Are you wondering what got me to thinking about this?  Wonder no more – McDonalds.  Yep, the home of Ronald McDonald.  The Golden Arches.  The company we love to hate and take every opportunity to denigrate, but continues to make billions – dollars not hamburgers.  The place that has sold zillions of hamburgers.

But, it wasn’t a burger that made me start to think about this.  Or french fries.  Or milk shakes.  Or extra large sugar drinks.

It was a straw.  A simple straw used in just about every cold beverage McDonald’s sells.  It seems that it has a larger diameter than most other straws.  It’s a simple thing that makes getting that beverage easier, but you get more of it.  A lot more.  You can drink more faster.

Consumption.  And, it’s not Miraculous Consumption.  While McDonalds seems to have a larger straw, they are not the villain.  They only sell what we want as do other fast food companies.  Fast food places want you to eat more because you will spend more.  They are all in business to make money.  More food sold and consumed means more profit.  It’s really very simple.

Consuming more.  Adding weight.  Affecting your health.  Getting Diabetes.  It’s a linear progression.

But, you can make a choice.  You can choose not to eat as much.  I know you are saying, “But, Phil, I’m hungry.”  I literally said the same thing a few years ago as I worked to change the amounts I ate.  You can make the choice to control Diabetes.  You can make the choice to win your War On Diabetes – and YOU can win.

Before my diagnoses I could easily eat 200 carbs per meal.  That’s a lot of food!  A couple of bowls of pasta and three scoops of ‘good’ ice cream and you are there.  It was really easy.  Now, I consume about 210 carbs in a day.  I have lost weight, am slim (not skinny), and have enjoyed two years in a row of excellent health; even allergies hit me easier.

So, what am I saying?  Fight.  Win.  Control Diabetes.  Diet.  Exercise.  Meds.  Make smart choices.  Is it easy to do all of the time?  No.  But the rewards in terms of real health and confidence in overcoming and controlling a disease are astronomical.  And, if you are working to reverse Prediabetes, limiting how much you eat, and what you eat, is a great place to start.

You can win the War.  You can take control Your Diabetes.  Start today…now.  Please.

As always, thank you for reading.

 

 

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I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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