What Is Diabetic Athletic About ?
This is a blog for anyone who is interested in changing the way they go about their everyday activity and lifestyle, whether or not they are Diabetic, suffer from Osteoporosis, have Back problems, suffer from a lack of energy, Blood pressure and cholesterol,( the list goes on), OR who are super healthy and just want that extra edge.
My blog is about the way I train and what I do on a daily basis. Its about the way I eat, and what I have found through experimenting with my own Diabetes, what works best, what is practical and more importantly, what is applicable to our every day routine.
The method behind my blog is that the way eat ( Mostly Paleo & Zone), is not just said to work, it is backed up by science. Diabetes is an energy disease, and the way I eat and train are Taylor made to improve energy and most importantly performance ( weight loss is a by-product and just happens ).
What I KNOW, is that if something isn’t good or healthy for a diabetic, it most definitely isn’t good for you. As a non-diabetic you just get away with it for a little longer, but NOT forever! If an item of food causes the sugar levels of a diabetic to rise, it does the same to yours, whether you are a diabetic OR NOT. However it still causes your pancreas to secrete insulin ( to keep sugar levels at bay ), and it is the INSULIN that causes our bodies to store fat. In short, foods that spike insulin, causes INSULIN TO MAKE YOU FATTER, AND DRAINS US OF OUR ENERGY. (making us to want those 40 winks. 😉
The exercises/eating methodology you will see and read about in my blog will not suit everybody. I don’t run away from hard work and sacrifice, I embrace it and I enjoy a good challenge, ESPECIALLY when it is I who will reap the rewards at the end of the day. Some of you might think “why should I train like that?”, “Why should I eat like that?” . In my posts an articles you will find the answers to these questions, and even answers you didn’t even know you needed to find.
In short I train for life and not for the mirror. I eat for performance and not for what my friends tell me tastes better. The heart is the most important muscle in the body so only training in isolation in a big “NO NO” for me . Losing weight and gaining muscle is a by-product of intense training methods, and my methods are for all types, male and female. My eating methods are not diets, as diets only last a certain period of time and then when they are over you’re are right back to square one! The way I see it you need to adapt and adopt an EATING PLAN that you can keep up and sustain forever, it becomes part of your daily routine without feeling like routine, it must be practical and NOT constricting.
I hope you will support my blog and I hope you find something/anything that you can take away from here that will benefit you in some way or another.
Yours In Training
Nicholas “TrainElite” Caracandas