© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed., Diabesity Coach
Once upon a time you walked up the yellow quick road and met the Svelte Fairy. She handed you a magic potion and poof! You looked at your midriff and twenty pounds had fallen off.
“Neat! OK, Svelte, How about another potion. I need to lose another 20 pounds”. Why certainly”, she smiled. “Here you go—sip this”. You sip it and—holy hurricanes—you’re a model walking down a catwalk!
The applause is thunderous. Everyone wants your autograph.
Sorry, I didn’t want to burst your bubble, but that’s what happens to fantasies, I’m afraid.
No magic bullet, no magic potion, no magic anything.
Something better, though. Your decision to do something about that weight, your decision to deal with the diabesity, and in fact, reverse it. You and no one else can make that decision. That done, your coach will take you through the paces.
Did you manage to catch Dr. Oz’s show yesterday? For those who didn’t I’m sure you can watch it on-line. It was about the free clinic movement (National Association of Free Clinics), and featured a Texas clinic where everyone got great medical care in one location for free. People lined up for hours to get to see Dr. Oz and his colleagues for a wide array of medical conditions, some of them potentially fatal. All were treated with respect. All were touched to the core.
Each had a personal journey to go after the clinic closed. However, they had a very good idea what to do to get better and stay that way.
I noticed the number of people with all conditions who were overweight—many were obese. All would have to take care of the obesity for their conditions to permanently improve. The head of the volunteers herself was obese. I wonder how many of those with heart conditions, cancer, diabetes and back problems realized they would do a lot better with at least the first twenty pounds off.
Type 2 Diabetes is acquired. Most people who have it acquire it via packing on the pounds. Most people who pack on the pounds do it for emotional reasons, and these reasons have to be addressed if the pounds are to fall off.
Most decisions are complex, but if you want to add good years to your life you need to know that pounds mean years. And one of the best ways to start is by eating smaller, balanced meals throughout the day, sitting down. Here’s as magical a bullet as you’ll ever get: don’t diet, have breakfast, eat every 3 hours or so, say good-bye to sugar and its substitutes, no to all processed food, take your Omega 3’s and other supplementation, exercise, and drink alkaline water.
Simple, isn’t it?
No, of course not. You need to know how much of each to fit into your day and when, according to your metabolic type and size. That’s what you’ll get from your coach.
What would be the one thing you’d need to know before you make the decision to lose twenty pounds? What would you expect from your coach? Let me know by adding a comment, or by calling me for a free 30-minute consultation. The number’s below.
Jacquelyn Johnston M.Ed.
Professional Health Coach and Educator,
Solutions and Support for Optimal Health
Richmond, B.C. Canada