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metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance fo hand in hand: know what?

Friday, April 24, 2020

I found that it was hard to accept that I had to not only cut down on carbs, but I had to learn how to eat different types of food altogether. The last 30 yrs has been going up in weight and losing the weight. never ending challenge , nto knowing what the issue with my body is was, why i could lose the weight in most cases but not keep the weight off. why I was tired all the time. dead matter how much sleep I got. .
As I was driving to get my allergy shots today. I was thinking of a MD who yrs ago told me I had metabolic syndrome aka insulin resistance. He warned me if I did not lose weight and keep it off and exercise on a regular basis. I would end up with diabetics and heart disease.
But he never told me what I needed to do . He said eat right, exercise, keep weight off. ok that all sounds good. lets try another diet so I can do that again for the hundreds time. How does one exercise when you don't have the energy to walk across the room? When all you want to do is eat sugary foods, you crave them so bad you feel like an alcoholic who is dying for a drink.but your drug of choice is sugar, white flour, carbs.
You are so tired all you want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep 20 hours a day. Your bones hurt to their centers. Your joints hurt , your body hurts. you feel like a failure and dont know how to continue to live all you want to do is cry. You pray for answers and they come slowly over time.
You look for answers from the medical professions but all they want to do is give you drugs.
they do nto give you answers.
Than one day you know, everything falls into place. and you know the answer to the unanswered question, YOU know what is wrong. Why I feel like this emotionally and physically exhaustion . Than you see the answers to how to treat this illness and you think no more beans, no more potatoes, the list goes on and on of food you no longer can eat.
You cry and want to denial everything, but you cant go on living this way anymore, So you set a plan of action, you find a way to live with the weakness you body has.
That is were I am, I want to live and I want to have energy, I want to have a full rich life. I want to enjoy my children and grandchildren. so there it is but I want to enjoy myself along the way. So what am I doing I am working on ways to cut the carbs but have foods I enjoy so I can adjust and live this new life style.
I feel blessed to know what is wrong finally and I am blessed to have so many options at my finger tips to help me with this.

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    I'm happy that you know now. It can be frustrating when you dont know what's going on.
    379 days ago
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