When it comes to getting healthy 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 the free 21 Day Jumpstart Challenge Facebook group to see how our challenge participants are doing. More days than not, I notice participants 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 diets, liquid cleanses or detoxes, or mysterious-sounding “super-foods.”
The problem with quick-fixes
One of the biggest challenges for those looking to take back their health, lose weight, or manage diabetes or other health conditions is having the patience to accomplish their goal. Everyone wants better health, more energy, optimal weight and enough endurance not to get tired doing simple tasks. But just wanting better health is usually where we stop our train of thought. We don’t consider the time it takes, the routines and habits we need to form, and our own expectations of what good health looks like.
Companies and advertisers are well-aware of this. Because of this, they promote the idea that there is such a thing as a quick-fix. They try to convince us that we can skip over the hard work and persistence and experience the results right away. If you have ever tried any of these quick-fixes, you probably already know that these just don’t work.
Here at Smart Diabetes Solutions, we believe that there is no better way to achieve great health for the life than through healthy routine and habit formation. In our 21 Day Jumpstart Challenge, we focus on three of the four pillars of health. These are hydration, nutrition, and exercise. Consistently focusing on these can positively affect your long-term health outlook, especially when facing diabetes.
(Note: Want to get started on the path towards well-managed diabetes and great health? We’d love to see you inside our 21 Day Jumpstart Challenge! It’s free to join and is an excellent way to build the healthy habits that will allow you to reach your health goals.)
Our philosophy is about re-setting your “autopilot,” or your day-to-day routines. By putting in the time to form these new routines, you can control your weight, blood glucose levels, and more without even having to think about it.
So with that in mind, know that there is no quick fix. Nothing can “cure” diabetes or instantly make it all better.
But this does not have to be a bad thing!
Just because you can’t take a “magic pill” and wake up cured doesn’t mean that you cannot reach your health goals.
The journey to better health is one to cherish and a lesson you can pass on to your children and grandchildren. Don’t fear the process. If you can allow yourself to trust this process, you won’t have to worry about finding the next quick-fix ever again.
When you are considering a solution that seems too good to be true, the question you have to ask yourself is this…
what is the desired outcome you’re looking for when trying a quick-fix? Are you looking for a cure? Are you looking to drop your blood glucose levels from over 200 to 150 or less? Maybe looking to lose weight? Whatever the reason may be, just remember that even if it helps in the short-term, how long will it help for? Are you going to be stuck buying it forever?
What happens next after you buy the quick-fix?
Do those people who sold you the product support you afterwards? Do they make sure you’re enjoying their product? Do they make sure you’re seeing the benefits and results they suggested/advertised? In most cases, they don’t. The only customer support you will probably receive is if you ask for a refund.
Note: Here are some quick links to check if you’re not sure about a product:
I’d like to suggest rethinking your expectations and focusing on the process rather than the outcome
If you can expect that making change will take time and that that’s okay, you can take on our challenges and enjoy the process of reclaiming your health.
In reality, your ability to lose weight and / or reverse your prediabetes or type 2 diabetes depends on how well you follow a healthy lifestyle. Making simple lifestyle changes to eat and drink better and get your body moving is the most natural and healthy way to manage your health for life. Even those with type 1 diabetes can manage diabetes so that they’re almost completely in control of blood sugar and insulin levels.
Ingraining healthy habits into your life will ensure that old health issues don’t come back. And that is the goal of our free 21 Day Jumpstart Challenge… helping you achieve long-term health through simple healthy habits and peer support!
Finally, when fighting diabetes whether it’s type 1, type 2 or prediabetes or simply losing weight and becoming your healthiest self, no broad stroke brush covers everyone. You can’t expect the same product or medicine to work well for everyone. Diabetes leads to many other issues over time and requires a customized and personal approach to combat this.
When you are ready to kickstart your weight loss or improve your health in a simple yet effective way, we’d love to welcome you into the Free 21 Day Jumpstart Challenge. We will guide you through three weekly challenges to help you get real results through real simple methods – no gimmicks or quick-fix tricks. You’ll also get the support of an awesome private Facebook community. Click here to learn more and join us!
Hi I’m Kyle Jensen the Wellness Coach at Smart Diabetes Solutions. Through poor eating habits and an inactive lifestyle I put myself in a bad state both physically and mentally. After years of retraining my mind and body I decided to take my newfound understanding of health and help others in their journey. I remember the struggle and how many times I almost gave up. Now I want to help others who are overweight or have Diabetes live a happier more healthy life.