Eat More, Weigh Less, Live Longer.
I love the internet. It’s no exaggeration to say that without it I would be dead. Three years ago, when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, the practical and mental support I needed was limited. This is no criticism of the treatment I received, but doctors and nurses are already stretched to breaking point and to keep pestering them with questions about my condition just didn’t seem a good use of their time and resources. I needed to take personal responsibility for my condition.
I started researching on the internet to find out more about T2 diabetes. I learnt three vital things.
1) My diabetes was my own fault – a direct result of my lifestyle
2) There is no cure – only “remission”
3) Without managing it, my early death was assured
I value life. The life of others and my own. I had no wish to pop my clogs early so I resolved to change my lifestyle and manage my diabetes. But where to start?
Enter the internet, the global font of human knowledge. All life is there. The good, the bad and the ugly. Pure rubbish rubs shoulders with pure genius. One “expert” says one thing – another “expert” the opposite.
But, its humanity shines through and there are genuine people and organisations out there that want to help and share knowledge for the benefit of all. That’s why I love it.
Over the last few years some essential truths have emerged that helped me change my lifestyle and manage my diabetes. Individually important, but collectively, a life-changer.
They revolve around three keystones:
The internet is both my knowledge bank and playground.
Today I discovered a highly respected dietitian and nutritionist: Jeff Novick, MS, RD. I was actually looking for more information about World Heart Day and what research has been conducted globally regarding life expectancy and dying from cardiovascular heart disease. Following a few links I came across his valuable video.
Jeff Novick gives an important presentation for understanding weight gain and loss. You can view it free for a limited time. Called “Calorie Density: How To Eat More, Weigh Less and Live Longer” it is 1 hour 20 minutes of pure gold. The time invested in understanding and learning the importance of what you eat will be rewarded with years added to your lifespan. And Jeff Novick has the research data to back up the assertion. Following his advice will help you reach your goal weight and live a long and healthy life.
As a taster you can watch an edited version below – it’s just 8 minutes.
But for the full presentation click on the link below the excerpt.
It will be time well spent. It could add years to your life.
And here’s the full presentation