Smoking was killing me, and on top of that I was paying a fortune to have a slow suicide, well thank God I was able to stop 12 years ago. Since then my life changed so much, I did put extra weight on but more about that later. Before I stopped smoking I was smoking 180 cigarettes a week, which I couldn't afford so as a result of this I was in debt with very little options. How things changed I now have all the latest gadgets all paid for by cash I have thousands in the bank and I recently bought my self a jaguar car and that is something I always dreamed of it's not new but I bought it with cash. I don't need to decorate very often, I and my clothes don't stink of smoke, I have achieved this although only on a good state pension because I no longer smoke.
There should be more nutrition education for our children and adults the prevalence of obesity and the increase of diabetes 2 and its complications is frightening and eating healthy unprocessed food would make so much difference to everyone's health.
I had diabetes 2 and was overweight at the age of 68 my diabetic nurse told me the Metformin was not having the desired effect to bring my blood sugar down and they were considering putting me on insulin injections this frightened me.
So after doing quite a bit of research online I came across stories of people reversing they're diabetes by going on a low carb high-fat lifestyle, well it worked for me I lost 6 stone = 84lbs and I am no longer on meds my diabetes has gone and my blood sugar is normal I am now nearly 72.
It makes me mad that the dietary advice has been wrong in so many areas instead of keeping us healthy it's been killing us and still is, did you know 1 slice of bread has up to 18 carbs which are = to 4 Tsp of sugar I didn't.
Fruit is suggested as healthy well all the berry family is a quite low carb but a banana is a high carb fruit, so can I suggest you read the labels of the food you buy and low-fat = more sugar to make it palatable I learned so much on the website dietdoctor.com/ and there is also loads of information on YouTube, processed food is a no make your food from scratch and live longer.