I took a break to deal with Skinny-Rules to deal with a close relative. She called me scared because she is pre-diabetic and almost diabetic, after many warnings.
The issue is that she lives to eat and she has hardly moved her body since I have known her. She eats whatever she wants and gives to thought to looking at labels and doesn’t really even know what to look for. She eats what she likes and it hasn’t helped her health.
I had weight problems as a kid with this as a learned eating style in my family. And if anyone with bad eating habits doesn’t change their ways, they will affect others too-like their children.
As a kid, my mother tried to give us vegetables, but they were all starches–peas, carrots, corn and potatoes. Her meat was really fatty or processed, lots of white pasta, sauces, bread, sandwiches, Hawaiian rolls, fried chicken, pizza dripping in oil, Hostess items, Ritz crackers, movie popcorn, iceberg lettuce and thousand island dressing, pies, bundt cake, etc. She knew little about nutrition and didn’t really care.
The weight issue was always with me, minus when I was in college and ate salads a lot…but as soon as I was around home more, I gained it back.
I learned the rules and weight fell off, but my relative’s bad eating habits continued. And yes, your choices affect your health, as well as your body. My thyroid kicked out and I got Fibromyalgia and gained weight. My relative has ended up with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood glucose. I could have ended up like her and worse–and she is still in danger of a stroke at 60 pounds too heavy.
So, I have supplied her with the tools.
- I gave her the plan. https://skinny-rules.com/2014/03/18/my-weight-loss-rules-that-made-me-skinny-and-kept-me-skinny-and-i-eat/
- gave her the right non-starchy vegetables, citrus and berries, salads, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, recipes, low-carb Trader Joe’s almond milk, almond flour, egg whites, cheeses, almond butter, nuts, low-carb protein bars, diabetic chocolate (AmberLynn), low carb Greek yogurt.
- I have tried to explain the rules and how to look at labels.
The rest is now up to her. She is stubborn and she might die soon because of it…or suffer horrible complications from diabetes. This is happening because she is addicted to sugar. I wish she had more fortitude to fight it. I understand it because I was addicted too.
You have to go out of your way to find low sugar replacements and cut out sugar for weeks before it gets better. I hardly ever have a craving anymore for any sugar. This does happen when you get your brain off of this killer substance. I am healthier, stronger and I look better than ever. It can be done. Thank GOD I did it and I continue to share my knowledge with others, in hopes that I will help more than one person!
So, please don’t wait until you are 80-years-old or sick to do it! Love yourself! Eat food to live and don’t live to eat. Exercise.