The exciting part about diabetes is that I have this great incentive to start eating right and exercising now, because right now is what I have. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not here yet. That's how life works. That's the way it's supposed to be. We can dream of a panacea of sorts to come along, but the truth is, a lifestyle change - a change I can put into action every day for the rest of my life - involves a lot of self-discipline and hard work.
If I seem a bit circumspect about adopting a new lifestyle, it's because I've gained and lost this same weight a number of different times in my life. It's my desire to keep the weight off for the rest of my life this time. I'm tired of entering into the latest weight loss "fad" with careless abandon, just to be disappointed when the weight (plus more) comes right back!
Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, containing 26 mg per 100 g. About 20 percent of raw almond is high quality protein, a third of which are essential amino acids.
An ounce of almonds contains 12% of necessary daily protein. They are also rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins, essential minerals and monounsaturated fat, one of the two fats which potentially may lower LDL cholesterol. Typical of nuts and seeds, almonds also contain phytosterols, associated with cholesterol-lowering properties