How to be Sugar Mama Strong
Check Your Blood Sugar Regularly
Chances are, your doctor has recommended you test your blood sugar several times a day. Keep a log book, and look for patterns in your test results! Having these numbers and discovering your body’s patterns is a very powerful tool!
eat a balanced diet
For everyone, not just diabetics, it’s essential to fuel your bodies with the right foods. This doesn’t mean eliminating whole food groups! Balance is key! A diet consisting of lean meats, whole grains, fruits, veggies, and healthy fats and cheese will do wonders for your insides!
Moving more doesn’t require joining a gym. If that’s your thing, go for it! But if not, that’s ok too! Moving more, means just that…doing more than you were before! Aim for 30 minutes of activity a day. Walking, gardening, swimming, and bike riding are all excellent ways to get your body going!
Stay Mentally Fit
It’s hard dealing with the highs and lows that come with this disease. It can be scary, and sometimes it can bring you down. Part of being a diva is staying mentally healthy. Pick up a personal development book to help your inner diva shine bright!
We're in this together
When I was first diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic, I didn't take my disease very seriously. It wasn't because I thought it wasn't a serious thing, after alI, I consider myself a very intelligent woman. I was just so overwhelmed with what came with my diagnosis, that it was almost easier to downplay it. I wasted so many years being overweight, tired, unmotivated, unhappy, and unhealthy. Once I started paying attention to my blood sugars, implemented changes in my nutrition and exercise regimen, and got my mind in the right place, I was able to lose over 100 pounds and get my blood test results ALL in the normal range! I can't turn back the clock, but I can use what I know now to help others achieve their goal of a healthier lifestyle. Whether your goal is to lose 20 pounds, or 100, I'll be here to support you every step of the way. That's what this community of divas is all about!
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