It is indeed possible to reverse Type 2 diabetes but you are bound to face your share of struggles in controlling your blood sugar. There is no easy way to overcome a disease that developed over the course of many years. Even though it should not take you as long to treat it, it can still take time. Truthfully, the amount of time it takes to reverse Type 2 diabetes depends on you – if you are disciplined and committed to the task, you can significantly reduce your blood sugar levels in a few weeks.
If you can make healthy eating and physical activity regular habits in your life, it is just a matter of time until your blood sugar returns to within a normal range once more.
But again, it is not going to be easy. One of the challenges you will face is in regards to how you eat. Eating healthily all the time is not realistic, regardless of how much willpower you possess. You are going to slip now and then. You just have to make sure digressions are not the rule: stay in control, because your long-term well-being depends on it.
That being said, you may still be wondering if it is possible to eat guilt-free as a person with Type 2 diabetes. While there is not a simple yes or no answer to this question, we can assure you it is still possible to treat yourself on occasion, even if your goal is weight loss and control of your blood sugar
But eating guilt-free has to be done right. Don’t be misled into thinking a “cheat day” is what you need. Eating to your heart’s content over the course of a full day could be dangerous because you would be pushing past your limits. Never forget diabetes of any kind is a blood sugar condition.
However, there is no harm in planning a “cheat meal,” or being slightly relaxed with your diet every so often. As long as what you do does not oppose your objectives entirely, allow yourself occasional guilt-free moments. For instance: allow more freedom over your lunch and dinner during the weekend, and enjoy your favorite desserts, regardless of their sugar content. There’s no need to worry if you keep your portion size under control. But be sensible.
Remember the goals you are aiming to achieve. Don’t forget to exercise, because it will help you ensure those extra calories are put to good use, not to mention help manage your insulin level. And if you are allowing yourself a couple of guilt-free meals over the weekend, make sure your diet is precise during the week.
See it as taking two or three steps forward, with the occasional step back. What matters, in the end, is you are moving forward.
When it comes to treating and stabilizing blood sugar levels and losing weight, patience is a virtue.