I just found out the I have type 2 and it is a scary thing. I have always been a heavy set person and ate what every I wanted. Now it seems that everyone is telling me that I have to change my life into a 180. Is this really what I need to do now? After finding out, I have changed a few of my habits. I used to drink soda/pop all the time. Now, I have cut it down to at least one can a day. I have also cut down on my sugar snacks…a lot. My husband has them but I try to tell him not to over do it or you will become like me. I have cut down the snacks I take to work to eat with my lunches. Most of them come in packs of 2. Now I break them down and eat only one a day. Of course in doing this, I have lost some weight too.
I know I still have to go and see my doctor and a "dietician" and that I am going to hate!
I wasn't raised on salads, vegetables & rise. I was brought up on meat, potato & pasta with heavy sauces.
It is very hard to give up stuff and try to eat healthy when you don't have the money to eat healthy. Plus, trying to eat at the right times of the day is really hard when you have two people working at different times of the day.
I know that I am venting here like a lot of people do. We find ourselves cooking foods at home that taste great but, are not healthy. We go out once a week to fast food so that we don't buy the store when we shop for food to cook at home. I can't afford to buy the "healthier" eat and go lunches in the frozen food area of the store either.
If anyone can give some advice or tips for someone who is just starting out, that would be great!
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