Both my parents are and were suffering from type 2 diabetes. With me passing 40 this year (oh please shut up, it's crazy) I'm getting a wee bit scared. I'm overweight and I don't exercise enough. I have the good fortune that I do have a dislike for junk food as I love healthy food. I don't smoke, I don't drink alcohol and I've always preferred to drink water. But I do need to get my sugars and exercises under control.
I've started last week to do a 15 minutes exercise routine in the morning, 50 times up and down the stairs in the afternoon and another 15 minutes exercise routine before I go to bed. Every other day I go for a walk and listen to audio books on my iPhone. So far so good.
I love anything containing E supplements and for a month now I've been cutting them completely out of my life. I'm snacking on nakd bars and natural sugar ice cream pops I make myself. Another, so far so good.
The Recipe for the Chocolate Ice Creams
Mix 125 ml coconut milk with 2 tablespoons of raw cocoa-powder, 1 tablespoon maple-syrup and a pinch of salt in a blender and freeze overnight.
The Recipe for the Strawberry Ice Creams
Mix 125 ml coconut milk with 1 tablespoon maple-syrup and 20 strawberries (chopped in small pieces) with a mixer and freeze overnight.
Each batch makes approximate 4 pops.
I'll keep you posted on my path to cutting refined sugars from my life and how I get my kicks from exercising without pulling my hair out and crying like a little baby. Oh the things I would give to be a sumo-wrestler living on pasta in Italy ... sigh.