There are two simple steps I took to reverse prediabetes:
I lowered the amount of fat in my diet.
I started walking more.
That’s it! And in a matter of months, my A1c level was no longer in the prediabetic range.
The path I took may seem simple, but it wasn’t always easy. That’s where behavioral change came in for me.
I used an app called Chronometer to track the food I was eating every day and become more aware of how much fat I was taking in. Most of the time this was healthy fat, just too much of it on a daily basis. I’m talking about foods like nuts and seeds. These are good for you, but you can get too much of a good thing!
To help me move more, I used a FitBit watch to keep track of how many minutes I was walking a day. There was no way to cheat on this one—if I wore my watch all day and wasn’t logging the time, I wasn’t moving enough.
Reversing my prediabetes was powerful for me! The blood tests don’t lie. I took control of my health—what I was putting in my body and how much I was moving it – and changed my life for the better.
Making this change is what inspired me to become a certified health coach and help others do the same. Reversing diabetes is possible!
*Lisa Cleveland is a Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach. She specializes in helping diabetic women reverse their condition through plant-based eating. Find her on social media at Lisa Cleveland Health.
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