A Different Approach: Why Do I Struggle to Gain Control of My Diabetes?

A Different Approach: Why Do I Struggle to Gain Control of My Diabetes?

Lifestyle Tips, Mindfulness and Mentality
When we started Smart Diabetes Solutions in 2015, I set out to help people who were struggling with managing their diabetes and weight move toward a healthier way of living. After working and talking with thousands of people with diabetes over the last four years, I was able to help people put their type 2 diabetes into remission (completely come off medications and get their A1C to normal range.) But I wasn’t able to help everyone. I looked back and wondered, why is it that some people had outstanding results, while most fall back into old ways? What I realized is that they key to overcoming diabetes starts and ends with the mind. The people who succeed first and foremost accept the idea that they, too, could put their diabetes…
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Client Spotlight: Congrats Shirley C!

Client Spotlight: Congrats Shirley C!

Lifestyle Tips, Success Spotlight
Today we'd like to congratulate one of our group members, Shirley Carter. We want to say "thank you" for being a positive part of our community! You have made excellent progress over the last year that deserves to be celebrated. Read on to get some tips from Shirley's journey, and get inspired to create your own success story! Here's Shirley's story, in her own words: "I went to the doctor for a routine blood test to check my liver function, as I had high blood pressure and this can affect your liver. She decided to run more tests, but I thought nothing more of it. A few days later, the results were back, I received a call from the doctor asking me to make an appointment with not a clue…
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What is Mindfulness? The Key to Long-Term Health

What is Mindfulness? The Key to Long-Term Health

Lifestyle Tips
Take a look at this past month of your life... Think about every time you intended to do something positive for your health and didn’t. Think about how many times you have awakened with the motivation to change your eating habits, increase your level of physical activity or do something to reduce your stress levels. Now,  how many times have you done all those positive things for your health? See, it’s never as easy we want it to be. We think it has everything to do with motivation, or we believe our own excuses to comfort us because why we didn’t do something we believed we should. Motivation, excuses and your current habits are built upon the way you feel about your own situation and yourself as a person. Maybe…
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How to Avoid The Quick-Fix Health Trap & Achieve Longterm Health

How to Avoid The Quick-Fix Health Trap & Achieve Longterm Health

Lifestyle Tips
When it comes to reclaiming your health from diabetes and losing weight, there is nothing wrong with wanting quick results. It’s only human to decide you want to make a change and wish to reach the goal right away! Every day when I wake up, I log into our free Facebook group to see how everyone is doing. More days than not, I notice people asking for a quick way to get their blood sugar levels down or or lose weight. Unfortunately, developing healthy habits doesn’t happen overnight. And when it comes to dieting, results usually don't happen quickly enough for most people to stick with for the long-run. That’s why many of us look for a shortcut, or quick-fix. Quick-fixes come in many different forms. They may be supplements, short-term…
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Why Over 90% of Diets FAIL (And What To Do Instead)

Why Over 90% of Diets FAIL (And What To Do Instead)

Lifestyle Tips
It seems that wherever you look, there's a new diet claiming to solve your health issues like magic. While diets can absolutely help you lose weight quickly, they unfortunately don't work in the long-run. Did you know that 90-95% of people who go on a diet gain the weight back or more within 5 years? This unfortunate statistic is one of our biggest points of inspiration here at Smart Diabetes Solutions. That may sound strange, but we use this as a guide of what not to do! So today, I want to show you our method for making sure you get the results you want, and that they last for life. Before we get into how, let's look at why 90% of diets fail: Diets generally deprive you by eliminating certain foods you have strong…
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The Four Pillars of Good Health

The Four Pillars of Good Health

Lifestyle Tips
Hippocrates, a Greek physician who lived around the time of 460 B.C., summed up health with simple and powerful messages. Over time his messages have clearly been forgotten by many because as of today, health is now considered an extremely tough concept to understand. Eating balanced diets, exercising properly, sleeping well and avoiding over-consumption have become very difficult for millions of people throughout the world. With diseases like diabetes and obesity rates increasing throughout the world every year, I believe it is time to get back to the simple Pillars of Good Health.  There are thousands of different diets, pills and exercise plans for anyone looking to lose weight, gain control of their diabetes symptoms or even become more physically fit. Regardless of the seemingly unlimited information and resources available, obesity…
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