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How To Survive Deprivation

Deprivation is a feeling that usually happens when we are restricting our options.  It’s the wanting of something we cannot have. For any of us that have changed our diet in an effort to lose weight or improve our health, this is a big reason we avoid diets.  Deprivation becomes an obstacle to reaching our […]

Who Are You If You Don’t Have Type 2 Diabetes Anymore?

Living with a disease like Type 2 Diabetes or obesity affects your life every day in countless ways.  It’s no wonder that it becomes a part of your identity. Even if you haven’t acknowledged that you identify as a person with a chronic disease, it’s probably impacting your thoughts day to day in a way […]

How To Survive the Holidays With Type 2 Diabetes

Ok.  We just got through round one. Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around indulgence, so understandably this is going to be an obstacle for people trying to keep their blood sugars under control. How did it go for you?  Have you thrown in the towel and surrendered to the onslaught of celebratory binging going on […]

Why Exercise Does Not Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

I will never tell you not to exercise if you want to.  Exercise has enormous benefits, both mental and physical.  I don’t even need to get into all those benefits, because most people are well aware that exercising is good for you. However, it is misguided to believe the reason why you haven’t reversed your […]

Why When You Eat Is Just As Critical As What You Eat

Whether we are trying to lose weight or not, Americans are obsessed with figuring out what foods are “healthy” to eat. What does “healthy” even mean anymore? When it comes to nutrition, the barrage of contradicting advice on this topic can seem a sea of madness. Red meat or no red meat is the controversy […]

How to Stop Apathy From Stealing Your Dreams

Why is it that sometimes you can be super motivated, productive, and focused on your goal… And then slip into apathy?  As in, you stop caring in the moment about your goal.  What’s worse is that you don’t care that you don’t care. It can be paralyzing, even mystifying.  What happened?  One minute, you are […]

Why A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

Are you living your life on default or on purpose? Most of us want to feel like we have some control over our life and our future.  We understand that we get to choose and decide what we will do, but few of us are actually setting goals and crafting a plan to get where […]

Are You Giving All Your Power Away?

So many of us don’t even know we’re doing it. We think we are just observing the facts.  Just reporting on the world around us.  We look at our situation, and we say, “It’s not fair.”  “My life is just too crazy to deal with my diabetes or weight right now.” We become the victim […]

Why We Must Change Our Culture Around The Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

The Problem Predictions for the number of Americans who are being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes are WAY OFF. In 2001, the American Diabetes Association published the Projection of Diabetes Burden Through 2050, which estimated that 11 million adults in the U.S. had diabetes at the time.  That was predicted to reach 29 million in […]