It goes without saying there are an overwhelming number of different ways to lose weight. Do a basic search and you might be left confused. Seek a weight-loss counselor and you might receive subjective advice. In today’s day and age, everyone wants to be fit and look healthy, even if it takes priority over actually being healthy.
For instance, how many people attempt ridiculous low-calorie diets to lose a significant amount of weight, in a minimal amount of time? This sort of regime is detrimental to one’s health because the immune system is compromised, nutrient balance in the body is lost, and homeostasis is potentially sacrificed. Not to mention the rebound that often occurs shortly afterwards, where the individual suddenly finds himself unable to control their eating, with the excuse they are allowed a break after dieting so well. In just a few weeks, they are back to their prior weight, or in many cases even above it.
Short-term solutions are never a long-term solution. For change to last, efforts must be disciplined. For a long-term solution, you should implement changes that ultimately become habits. If you’re looking for one technique to try, try the “eat-less-every-other-day” method.
There’s no fancy term for it, so we’ve named it based on what it is. Quite simply, you should eat fewer calories every other day to induce weight loss. The idea behind this method is you’ll usually eat normally one day, and restrict yourself a little the next. This way you won’t feel as if you’re on an endless diet with no room for flexibility. All it takes is some moderation on your low-calorie days and eating sensibly as usual on your regular days.
If you count your calories, it could be as easy as eating 500 to 700 fewer calories on your weight loss days. But if you’re not meticulous about these details, you can be the judge. Perhaps you’ll avoid dinner or breakfast. Maybe you’ll remove the carbohydrates from your lunch, and just eat a source of protein or healthy fats instead. It’s up to you to decide how to proceed, so determine what works best for you.
Also, be very careful on your regular eating days. You may feel an urge to overeat because you ate less the previous day. It’s important to police yourself and stay on the right track. You can, however, have a sensible “cheat meal” if you have a particularly rigorous workout. As always, it pays to be physically active, especially as far as weight loss is concerned.
Give this technique a try; it may very well lead to significant results.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.