So you’re probably wondering what I’m doing to try and achieve my goals. I’m going to list that below, but first…
*Disclaimer *Disclaimer *Disclaimer
I am not a doctor, so anything I say here is not to be taken as advice.
I am not paid to promote any of these goods or services. If at any time that changes I will be sure to let you know.
Consult a doctor or your health professional before starting any exercise or diet routine.
What I Eat
I chose to use a company called Lite n Easy here in Australia. They do prepackaged meals that are delivered once a week. I am on the 1800 calorie plan which I chose by doing their quick little survey.
I only do this five days a week because it fits with my life. On the weekends I try and still eat sensibly but I’m not super-strict.
What I Do
I go to Goodlife Health Clubs. I’ve been a member for nearly two years now but I haven’t always been a practising gym-goer.
I make very good use of the treadmill at the gym and that’s about it. I like the treadmill. I like to read while I am on the treadmill (yes even when I’m jogging on the treadmill which I totally do now.) I find that reading keeps me distracted enough so I don’t get bored.
I workout for one hour and I vary my pace. I walk mostly and add in an interval of jogging.
Medications & Supplements
I am on a range of medications to treat my Type II Diabetes and cholesterol. I also take something for reflux.
Added to my prescribed meds, I also take a couple of supplements.
I take a daily probiotic.
I also take a product called SB Floractiv to help control candidiasis ( a common complaint for people with diabetes and a side effect of one of the medications I’m on)
I take a Swisse brand product called Sugar Metabolism Support that contains Chromium & Cinnamon to assist my body in metabolising sugar.
Also in the Swisse range, I take a Hair, Skin & Nails supplement
Old Wive’s Tales
In my desperation to try and bring my sugars under control I started taking Apple Cider Vinegar. I use an Organic Apple Cider Vinegar . 1 tbls in warm water with a dash of honey morning and night.